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GBS Procurement - Regional Centre of Excellence (CoE) lead

Software Engineer/Programmer
Posted On
21st Sep 2019
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Job Description :

Country: Malaysia

Location: Kuala Lumpur

Function: Global Business Services

Level: Experienced Professional

Appointment Type: Permanent

Job Title:

Regional Centre of Excellence (CoE) lead

Reports to
Head of GBS Procurement Services


GBS Procurement Services



  • Responsible for providing materials, templates and training for GBS regional hubs to conduct end to end tactical sourcing, supporting gathering of requirements and specifications and market analysis, executing sourcing events, training users to the e-auction platform, as well as delivering e-auctions on behalf of global and end market procurement teams
  • Responsible for supporting and implementing the central governance and framework for supplier onboarding and centrally managing risk mitigation requirements including but not limited to Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Financial Due Diligence.
  • Responsible to ensure a high level of customer service to procurement and the customers it services

Principal Accountabilities

Additional Information

Context/ Environment
The Centre of Excellence under GBS will service Procurement centrally and at End Market level across the CoE process including owning and managing a central repository of templates to support these processes. They are expected to work in partnership with Procurement to ensure a user friendly experience and that actions are being executed in alignment with both the global GBS strategy and global Procurement strategy.
Each Centre will be made up of a mixture of highly skilled, trained and knowledgeable procurement resources delivering specific activities within StS. This includes sourcing preparation and execution, analytics and reporting, support in contract management, supplier onboarding, supplier screening, ABAC and KYS procedures, and catalogue creation and catalogue maintenance. They will ensure a high level of customer service to Procurement and end users globally.
A new StS solution is being developed and deployed globally between 2019 2022 and each Centre will be expected to use the solution to fulfil Procurement obligations in complete alignment with Procurement and LEX. GBS will be expected to work closely with Procurement to ensure targets and objectives are being met.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Experience & Knowledge
  • Prior experience in using eProcurement / eSourcing tools (e.g. Ariba, Coupa, Icertis and / or Oracle)
  • Advanced capabilities in conducting tactical and strategic sourcing activities
  • Experience of the creation of effective group contracts, and knowledge around corporate regulation and legislation implications

  • Highly skilled on different types of e-auctions and gaming theories
  • High level of commercial awareness
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Numerical and analytical skills
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships working across geographic boundaries
  • Strong project management skills to coordinate all GBS sourcing tasks centrally
  • Team management and leadership skills
  • Focused on delivering results
  • High level of risk awareness and a clear motivation to drive risk awareness to the business
  • A can do attitude

Qualifications & Training
  • CIPS Corporate Diploma in Purchasing and / or membership of The Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply or equivalent country qualification or membership is desirable but not compulsory
  • Five to ten years of strong sourcing experience on cutting edge technology
  • Bachelors degree in finance, accounting or other business-related field
  • To be responsible for providing materials such as templates and training documents for GBS hubs to conduct end to end tactical sourcing consistently and efficiently, including StS solution training to ensure all necessary steps are followed and logged
  • To be responsible for providing training on different types of e-auctions & gaming theories to GBS sourcing team
  • To be responsible for introducing new technologies and innovation to maximise value creation
  • To be responsible for collaborating with category managers and end market procurement teams on strategic projects
  • To set-up and execute e-auctions for tactical and strategic sourcing projects in consultation with end markets, global and GBS tactical procurement teams
  • To apply the agreed global policies and standards to all sourcing activities
  • To respond to user queries (from Procurement or the business) with regards to final award including providing necessary audit trail
  • To deploy the supplier risk governance and framework for all new and existing procurement Suppliers associated with BAT
  • To support and conduct risk management / due diligence processes to support the Procurement teams globally for new suppliers

Working relationship

  • Head of GBS procurement services (report to)
  • Global Category/Sourcing Managers (supporting sourcing activities, e-auctions and supplier on-boarding)
  • LEX (supplier on-boarding and risk management)
  • IT (spend data & other business systems)
  • Geographic Heads of Procurement, Procurement Business Managers (as required)

  • Software vendor (as required)
  • Suppliers (conduct sourcing events, supplier communications in system etc.)

British American Tobacco is one of the worlds leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.
We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.
Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.
Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT Aspac Svc Centre S.B. (MY51)

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