Manager, Procurement Data Analytics

Direct Search Global
April 5, 2021
Malaysia, Malaysia
Job Type


  • Leading the expertise and thought leadership in analytics and digital tools/ systems for procurement.
  • Drive data analytics across the procurement fraternity in client’s group to unlock spend transparency and insights for value delivery and group synergies.
  • Lead and drive usage of harmonized, cost-effective and powerful systems, tools and knowledge base to support the procurement processes and increase efficiency.
  • Provide analytical and/or data management support where highly specialized analytics or management of large amounts of data is required for the execution of procurement processes.
  • Drive data driven ways of working across client’s procurement.

Spend Data Analytics

  • Drive critical analytical support for BUs by conducting spend data analytics as a service to BU procurement.
  • Lead and manage the procurement analytics reporting in identifying procurement trending for management reporting and providing central group visibility.
  • Lead and manage the spend cube / dashboard; Ensure data structured are maintained and governed for insightful analysis output.
  • Set up complex business cases/ TCO models, conduct optimization/ simulation runs, regression analysis etc.
  • Create spend transparency and conduct compliance analysis etc.
  • Conduct procurement master data analysis, provide support for quantitative process analysis etc.
  • Support establishment of rule set for spend classification and compliance management (“content management”)
  • Support creation, cleansing and updating of material/ service and vendor master data on an ongoing basis
  • Support creation, cleansing and updating of category trees on an ongoing basis
  • Follow up on trends and innovative analytical methods and tools



Digital Procurement

  • Lead and manage improvement initiatives via digital enablers/tools for procurement fraternity within Client establishment to enhance operational efficiency/effectiveness.
  • Define digital procurement roadmap, while ensuring alignment with client’s overall IT architecture.
  • Contributes to the development of Request-to-pay (R2P) technology long-term strategy, overseeing the day-to-day of the procurement technology & supporting tools.
  • Define and prioritize user requirements related to procurement processes
  • Identify suitable software solutions/ tools and initiate and manage implementation with other key stakeholders
  • Ensure availability of up-to-date and consistent data required for spend management
  • Define and maintain commodity code, material/ service and vendor master data concepts
  • Establish rule set for spend classification and compliance management (“content management”)
  • Create, cleanse and update material/ service and vendor master data on an ongoing basis
  • Create, cleanse and update category trees on an ongoing basis
  • Monitor and report on data integrity



  • At least 10 – 12 years of related working experience in procurement and relevant systems and analytics.
  • Experience in IT with focus on ERP or spend management systems is highly preferable.
  • Strong experience in global process and system integration projects.
  • Proven track record of working with multiple internal stakeholders.
  • Experience working in international matrix organizations across functions and cultures will be an added advantage.
  • Marine/Shipping industry knowledge preferred.



  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Information Technology, Engineering or Business Management.
  • Master’s degree or other equivalent qualification is an added advantage.

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