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The Estee Lauder Companies Indirect Procurement Executive in Singapore

Indirect Procurement Executive

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies



Indirect Procurement is a center-led global organization that establishes proper accountability over spend, leverages regional and global purchasing power, and standardizes the procurement process (P2P) across all regions as part of the larger supply chain network. The organization manages all brands indirect material spend. It is a strategic organization that enables savings with process consistency.

The Indirect Procurement Executive will provide all procurement/strategic sourcing support to the RDDC APAC team on Visual Merchandising (VM) requirement. He/She will work closely with the necessary stakeholders to ensure the success of the VM implementation. He/She will also be supporting any other sourcing initiatives of Indirect Spend categories managed by the Regional Indirect Procurement team.

A secondary role of the Indirect Procurement Executive is support all related global sourcing (from APAC) initiatives with the Global Sourcing lead based in APAC.


On a timely basis, effectively manage the execution of all regional initiatives for the assigned business category from inception of project to delivery into the market ensuring costs and inventory management objectives are met, with special focus on Visual Merchandising (VM) and other Global sourcing initiatives from APAC.

Strategic Sourcing & Negotiation :

  • Gather and maintain spend data, market analysis and information of commodities to support strategic sourcing plans and decisions.

  • Support the strategic sourcing processes (e.g. RFI/RFQ/RFP), including vendor identification and evaluation, preparation of tender proposal, contract terms, and order administration.

  • Track and validate the savings reported, seek consensus from the internal stakeholders and report them in accordance to the Global/Regional guidelines

  • Identification of needs of brands to consolidate regional spend requirements for the fiscal year to achieve optimal contract outcomes with vendors, including greater global contract leverage.

  • Evaluate market trends, develop existing vendors, source new materials and vendors, vendor/supply base consolidation

  • Identification of innovative solutions for cost optimization

  • Address all levers for savings

Policy Compliance :

  • Assist and/or educate other departments in compliance to APAC Procurement Policy.

  • Ensure bidding is done in accordance to existing Procurement guidelines to a minimum of 3 selected qualified vendors

Operational Support

  • Contract support and maintenance responsibilities.

  • Work with internal partners on formulation of material / services specification and provisionof advice on purchasing strategy and selection criteria.

  • Manage the end to end sourcing process which includes but not limited to bid submissions review, negotiation and finalize pricing, terms and conditions, recommend award to nominated vendor(s) based on best manufacturing method, materials, quality, lead-time (shipment) and cost.

  • Evaluate cost strategies: market watch (market trends, visual merchandising display materials), cost containment, cost reduction and cost modeling

  • Responsible for meeting Brand Cost Of Goods objectives for all visual merchandising elements.

  • Support Stakeholders in project implementation.

  • Support any shipment documentation or processes with relation to VM.

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Establish, maintain and promote effective relationships between vendors and internal stakeholders. Assist and/or educate other departments in the techniques of maintaining vendor support and sound vendor relations.

  • Management of vendors across brands / operations to ensure achievement of performance standards and efficient utilization of acquired products and services

  • Develop and implement performance measurement and vendor process improvement and/or enhancement

  • Resolve and improve all issues relating to the vendor base in the purchasing of new products or services.

  • Manage un-resolved quality, delivery and financial issues on an exception basis.

  • Resolve, within scope of authority, accounts payable or vendor payment problems, informational requirements, payables or credit status communication issues, or other procurement related issues.

  • Evaluate all new vendor approval requests prior to initiating QA audits and validation.

  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive documentation for all regional launch initiatives

  • Develop and maintain a suite of reports and data to enable transparency and management of procurement performance.


  • Good interpersonal skills andis a strong team player.

  • Proactive attitude, reliable, punctual andflexible.

  • Coachable and openness to new ways of working.

  • Degree/Diploma holder preferably with Purchasing and Supply Management,Business Management discipline is desirable but not essential.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

  • SAP experience is desirable but not essential.

  • Adequate knowledge of procurement procedures, standards and guidelines.

  • Process good communication skills and fluentin both written and oral in Mandarin and English.

  • Detail-oriented, patient and good withnumbers.

Job: Purchasing/ Procurement/ Materials Management - Supply Chain

Primary Location: Asia Pacific-Singapore

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 1924047