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Global Category Mngr: Professional Services

Standard Chartered Bank
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Apr 5, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role Responsibilities
Global Category Manager - Professional Services, SCM is responsible for the Stakeholder, category management and sourcing of the Professional Services (ManCon, Insurance, Audit, Legal, etc).
  • Deliver Effective and pro-active stakeholder management of key leaders across assigned business functions by setting out clear strategies, developing strong partnerships and innovative approaches to sourcing and vendor management aligned to the needs of their unique portfolio.
  • Single face of SCM to assigned businesses and functions encompassing sourcing, TPRM, policy, process, etc.
  • Ownership, execution and delivery of category strategies, objectives, and supply chain targets.
  • Key accountability of building pipeline, focussing on longer term value creation (18+ months) and ensuring that deals are constructed in a commercially sound, scalable manner.
  • Take accountability of end of end onboarding of vendors including but not limited to taking lead on managing/engaging stakeholders in relevant risk functions.
  • Fosters teamwork with the rest of SCM to ensure optimal support and service is provided to the assigned business functions.
  • Contribute to the strategy and overall achievement of functional objectives of SCM particularly in the areas of Commercial Value, TPRM, and Sustainability.
  • Owns the assigned sourcing strategies for assigned businesses and functions comprising of commercial, sustainability and market aspects as well as channelling and processes definition in line with the SCBuy platform.
  • Implementing the sustainability agenda of the Bank through specific strategies and category plans
  • Ensures that the relevant sourcing strategies are kept updated and current, focusing on commercial value generation, TPRM and sustainability in line with the Bank's strategy and corporate business plans.
  • Optimise management of end-to-end supply chain, increasing deal commercial value, managing risks in a way that gets to market quickly and in line with the Bank's sustainability priorities.
  • Support the development a clear vendor strategy aligned to the priorities of assigned businesses and functions.
  • Proactively engage with assigned stakeholders to understand Vendor needs, challenge current thinking and strengthen vendor management as a strategic advantage for the function.
  • Ensuring enhanced governance and controls to protect the Groups assets and stakeholders in relation to vendor decisions.
  • Implement the Bank's sustainability strategy throughout our vendor portfolio.
  • Participate in regular pipeline reviews ensuring alignment with the business.
  • Support contract remediation and dispute resolution of existing relationships up to and including exit management if required.
  • Accountability for establishing and achieving assigned project timelines, partnering strategies and commercial goals through effective resourcing, and partnering with assigned businesses and functions.
  • Establish and maintain effective stakeholder engagement demonstrating value to the assigned businesses through joint innovation on efficiency, supplier risk, sustainability, and compliance matters
  • Ensure that supplier partnering strategies incorporate the needs of the assigned stakeholders, leveraging existing SCB suppliers as appropriate to reduce lead-times.
  • Work collaboratively with the wider SCM team to ensure effective and efficient service delivery for the business
  • Embed the Sustainability agenda into contracts as appropriate.
Risk Management
  • Support and execute necessary actions and deliverables to meet existing and new regulatory requirements that relate to the assigned supplier base.
  • Support risk reviews for SCM and implement corrective actions as required.
  • Ensure effective escalation for all blockages, risks, issues or non adherence to Group Policies
  • Comply with the highest standards of regulatory and business conduct and practices as defined by internal and external requirements
  • Understand and ensure compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines including those governing securities activities, company law, anti-money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions; the Group's policies and procedures; and the Group Code of Conduct
  • Take personal responsibility for understanding the risk and compliance requirements of the role
  • Embed the Group's Values and Group Code of Conduct to ensure adherence with the highest standards of ethics. Comply with relevant policies, processes, and regulations, as part of the culture
  • Drive process changes to simplify the sourcing process or to accommodate the specific needs of the supported business unit
  • Supports overall governance within the assigned portfolio of Third Party Risk Management activities (covering internal and external outsourcing, and vendor management) leveraging the central TPRM and Vendor Management delivery teams.
  • Manage cases of non-compliance with due regard to the risks involved
  • Provide counsel and leadership to stakeholders across the business functions within the region in support of procurement, vendor management, outsourcing and contract management and other SCM related queries.
Regulatory and Business Conduct
  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Academic or Professional Education/Qualifications: Degree or equivalent qualifications in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Law
  • 8+ Years of experience into Procurement
  • Licences and Certifications/accreditations: NA
  • Professional Memberships: CIPS or similar desirable
  • Bank training; Code Of Conduct, AB&C and other mandatory learning.
Role Specific Competencies
• Procurement Strategy & Category Management
• Commercial acumen Financial Analysis & Control
• Risk Management and Internal Controls
• Negotiation
• Stakeholder management
• Manage Conduct
• Business - Business Partnering
• Business - Process Management
• Sustainability

About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
  • Recruitment assessments - some of our roles use assessments to help us understand how suitable you are for the role you've applied to. If you are invited to take an assessment, this is great news. It means your application has progressed to an important stage of our recruitment process.
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