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Regional Supply Chain / Strategic Sourcing Director, APAC

Singapore , Singapore

Ref#: 19028363

Date published: 10-Sep-2019

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Company Profile

A US Fortune 500 company, CBRE is the global leader in real estate services and leverages the industry's most powerful knowledge base to meet the commercial real estate needs of its clients worldwide. Our vision is to be the preeminent, vertically integrated, globally capable real estate service firm. Globally we employ over 40,000 employees and operate in 42 countries.

Global Workplace Solutions 

CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) is the leading global provider of real estate outsourcing, with over 300 long-term relationships with corporate, healthcare, and government organizations, delivering facilities management, project management, transaction and portfolio, and consulting services across 350 offices worldwide.  Within APAC, GWS works across 14 countries and employs over 12,000 people.


The purpose of this position is to plan and direct the procurement function for all facility supplies for a real estate portfolio. 


  • Develops, communicates and manages execution of sourcing and procurement strategies to support program, corporate, and client goals and objectives. Manages annual procurement budget and supplier base of vendors.
  • Analyses commodity and service requirements for a real estate portfolio.  Creates requests for proposals (RFP) and reviews bids.  Creates contract, negotiates terms, and implements services.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with vendors.  Develops and implements nationwide strategies to optimize contract negotiations, contract renewals, invoicing and conducts visits to evaluate vendor performance.
  • Resolves vendor disputes.
  • Develops organization requirements regarding goods, services, supplies, equipment, etc.; establishes long-term and strategic procurement planning objectives.
  • May design, develop and implement purchasing information systems.
  • Prepares monthly reports of departmental activities.
  • Serves as principal liaison between CBRE and client sourcing, procurement, legal and risk management departments.
  • Manages and reports on related program KPI's and metrics.
  • Provides support, coaching and leadership of other sourcing and procurement associates throughout the global network.
  • Participates directly or indirectly, and supports corporate global sourcing initiatives and processes.


  • Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area.
  • Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination
  • Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. 
  • Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. 
  • Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. 
  • Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. 
  • Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to comprehend, analyse, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.  


Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate complex figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.


Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.