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Phnom Penh
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Company industry:
Real Estate / Property
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Preferred Candidate

Career level:
Manager (supervisor of staff)
Bachelor's degree
Minimum years of experience:
More than 7 years

Professional Skills

Language Skills

• Proficiency in English• Mandarin or Khmer speaking is an added advantage

Job Description

The Deputy Head is responsible for the Procurement, Cost and Contracts function. Implements and executes approved vendor list program through collaboration with the rest of the management team, ensuring compliance and corporate governance in the various procurement processes. Works closely with the Project Management and Construction Department and other relevant departments within the organization to play a key strategic and management role within the Organisation. Responsible for management of overall warehouse operation, monitors cost and effectively manages the sourcing of vendors, suppliers and contractors. He/She shall oversee and supervise the following Departments: i. Procurement & Cost Department; and ii. Contracts Administration. Deputy Head, Procurement, Cost & Contracts is accountable for the following:-

• Oversees the management of the Organisation’s supply chain system including preparation of demand & supply planning, whole warehouse operation, stockroom management, effective distribution system of all products, monthly reconciliations and monthly report to MD;

• Responsible for ensuring purchased product conforms to specified requirements;

• Responsible for evaluating & select suppliers (vendors) based on organizational criteria and other requirements from MD;

• Responsible for ensuring purchase requirement adequacy, i.e. requirements for approval of products, procedures, processes, equipment, personnel qualification;

• Responsible for establishing & implementing inspection or other activities to ensure purchased product meets specified company requirements;

• Responsible for identifying & control of all outsourced process;

• Responsible for administering procurement related procedures and taking responsibility for purchases approved;

• Strengthens all procurement functions and operation in the organization including organizing of bid advertisements and bid documents, runs bid evaluation committee, prepares bid evaluation report, prepare POs and contracts in full compliance with the Organisation’s rules and regulations;

• Strengthening organizational systems, such as purchase order tracking, financial commitment tracking, and develops the rosters of suppliers, elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation, quality and performance measurement mechanisms;

• Maintains relevant internal files;

• Develops and manages the procurement department including setting targets and monitoring performance;

• Develops and delivers a Procurement Strategy across the Organisation to deliver the target benefits and financial savings including approving each category manager’s purchase category strategy and savings plans;

• Engages support and agreement for the strategy from key stakeholders so that implementation and compliance are optimal; promotes the effective management of suppliers to sustain value throughout the life of the contract;

• Establishes new processes and systems for effective procurement;

• Identifies solutions for the Sage upgrade; investigates opportunities for broader savings in inventory and warehousing costs by conducting in-house and outsource opportunities;

• Provides specialist advice, guidance and service on leading practice procurement to all departments concern; lead the society in identification, assessment and management of potential risks associate with differing sourcing strategies; provides insight through the analysis of spend, supply markets and savings;

• Develops and agrees on annual departmental cost savings targets for the annual Budget process; develops and agrees with the annual procurement plan with directors and departmental heads; and

• Develops a savings reporting mechanism (ideally from Sage) with Finance which is understood and accepted by the user departments.

• Produces regular reports on performance and provide comprehensive management in formation and in-depth analysis when requested including spend analysis, savings secured and potential savings – for forecast and budgets; and

• Any other tasks as assigned by MD.

Position Requirements

• Minimum 10 years of relevant working experience in a similar industry handling direct and indirect procurement;

• Candidates with QS or Contracts background is preferred;

• Familiar with local and neighboring markets for construction materials;

• Significant previous procurement experience with responsibility for delivery of procurement benefits including financial savings;

• Experience in leading a new Procurement department in at least two blue-chip organizations that have crossed functional and business boundaries; and

• Experience of working with a fragmented user base in multiple locations.

• Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and time management skills;

• Independent and motivated;

• Able to work in a highly matrix and multicultural environment;

• Dynamic and has experience in dealing with crisis management;

• Strong oral and written communications and negotiation skills; and

• Has healthy life style, and able to work well under pressure.

About the Company


Established in 2001, Shukaku is a privately owned premium real estate developer and holding company based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  At Shukaku, we seek to build Cambodia’s future by creating modern, sustainable and forward-thinking developments.  Shukaku is a values-driven organization, guided by our principles in the way we work and the way we think about our developments.  As such we infuse functionality, sustainability and synergy into all that we create in order to positively impact the lives of those who work, live and play in our developments.  We also aim to make tangible contributions to the growth of our home country by driving sustainable economic development and creating jobs for those most in need.  Our flagship project, Phnom Penh City Center will create a modern, thoughtfully-planned and fully integrated downtown core in Cambodia’s capital city. 

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