Senior Purchasing Manager (Job ID: 4709)

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 10 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Language Chinese - Cantonese, Chinese - Mandarin, English
New Territories, Clearwater Bay
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Dental plan, Gratuity, Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Administration > Administration / Operation Manager
Education / Training > Management - Schools / University / Vocational
Merchandising / Purchasing > Purchasing / Procurement / Sourcing
Published On 24/06/2019

Job Title:  Senior Purchasing Manager
Department:  Purchasing Office
Job ID:  4709

Job Posting Details

Founded in 1991, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a dynamic, international research university in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of and education in science, technology, business, humanities and social science. HKUST has the objective of becoming a world-leading university with significant international impact and strong local commitment. Within its short history, the University has come to be regarded as a leading player in the international higher education scene. HKUST has been ranked among the top universities in Asia by the QS University Rankings.

The University is looking for a dynamic and high caliber professional to fill the Senior Purchasing Manager position.

Reporting to the Director of Purchasing, the Senior Purchasing Manager leads 3 procurement teams of 15 staff including 3 Managers as direct reports to provide one-stop procurement service for the University community.

The appointee will provide professional advice and assistance to University users throughout the whole procurement life cycle from preparing quotation/ tender documents with clear requirements and specifications on the product or service to be procured, sourcing potential suppliers and contractors, assessment, to execution of contracts. Through working closely and effectively with the users, the appointee shall aim at delivering best value procurements and continuous improvement solutions to meet users’ needs and to support the University’s mission in research, teaching and administration. The appointee will be required to participate and give advice in various committees and panels for different projects assigned to the Purchasing Office.

Besides, the appointee is also responsible for overseeing the procurement process to ensure compliance with statutory obligations and the University’s Purchasing and Tendering Regulations and Procedures. He/ She will support the Director of Purchasing in stipulating and implementing procurement strategies and to serve on tender boards.

The ideal candidate should have a good bachelor’s degree, preferably a higher degree, with substantial years of work experience in purchasing in sizable organizations. Familiarity with the higher education or public service environment is a plus. The candidate should be self-motivated, has strong analytical skills and a high degree of integrity. He/She should possess excellent communication and negotiating skills and is capable of building collaborative relationships with people at all levels and across different functions and cultures.

Terms & Applications/Nominations
Appointment to the position will be on a two-year fixed-term contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including housing, annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided where applicable. A gratuity will be payable upon completion of contract.

HKUST is being represented by Korn/Ferry International (HK) Ltd for this search. Applications/nominations, together with a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to Ms. Mabel Tang of Korn/Ferry ( ). Review of applications/nominations will start in late June 2019 and the search will continue until the position is filled.

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