Specialist, Supply Chain Procurement, ROA






The position is responsible for the internal category within the Regional Procurement of Logistics Services (Marine Hub, Storage (Polymer/Chemical), Air/Sea/Land Freight, 3PL/4PL, Documentation, and Contractors) for Polymer, Chemical, Agri-Nutrients, Polyurethane, and Specialty products. Rest of Asia (ROA) Regional geography include Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia exclude China, Oceania and Indian Subcontinent with growth aspirations. 



  • Execute the Regional Supply Chain Procurement Strategy for ROA through collaboration with stakeholders in order to capture maximum value and synergies
  • Provide consultancy to stakeholders in developing and refining their Scope of Work to the best practice in market, thus resulting in a positive impact to overall SABIC bottom line
  • Work with stakeholders to standardize and simplify their Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the vendors
  • Challenge existing business concepts that are under Sole or Single source
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the business needs and act with sense-of-urgency
  • Manage change management through influence, knowledge and internal cross-functional teams within the business and function
  • Develop and maintain Business Continuity program on critical services to minimize the disruption to SABIC operation
  • Coordinate internal needs with external market and suppliers for rapid response in a dynamic market
  • Enable and champion a do-it-right-the-first-time frame of business – lead by example regarding compliance to legislation, standards and company requirements
  • Manage and ensure compliance in all aspects of the procurement process with knowledge sharing to stakeholders
  • Minimize overall Supply Chain Risks through conformance with Procurement Policy; upholding EHSS standard and code of ethics with Supply Chain service providers and business partners
  • Manage supplier performance with stakeholders; segment supplier base and routinely schedule and review suppliers’ KPI performance to ensure expectations are met and value is attained
  • Coordinate all activity with legal and Global/Regional Procurement teams to ensure robust strategies, contracts, KPI’s and continuous Improvement initiatives are in place and functional for Supply Chain
  • Support the Tender by working with stakeholders in generating the realistic and stretch Target Rate
  • Identify Value Creation opportunities beyond the procurement category
  • Assist the stakeholders to resolve the invoice rate dispute with the vendor
  • Collaborate with external category peer to develop improvement plan for vendors
  • Resolve the non-fulfillment services and contract dispute with the vendor to honor their contractual obligation
  • Assist with special projects as assigned or requested.



  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Finance, Engineering (preferably Chemical, Industrial or Mechanical), Industrial Management or Economics or equivalent industry experience in Procurement and Supply Chain Logistics.
  • Minimum of 12 years’ experience in supply chain related roles, with a minimum of 9 years’ procurement experience in procurement of logistics services, supply chain management, or similar areas within Asia
  • Proficient in SAP and Ariba will be an advantage
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong level of quantitative, analytical and conceptual skills
  • Strong critical thinking and decision quality