Procurement Manager, Beijing, China (CHI-PROC-0049)
Region
East Asia
Country / Territory
China
Location
Beijing
Department
Finance
Job Category
Procurement
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Contract: Indefinite | Location: Beijing, China | Salary: Pay band 6/G (from CNY 12,000 per month) | Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 5 December 2019 (23.59 UK time)
 
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Procurement Manager, Beijing, China (CHI-PROC-0049)

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/TEAM

The vision is to establish a globally aligned Procurement function, equipped with the necessary skills and tools alongside a clear remit to deliver better value for money. This enhanced Procurement function will provide proactive, expert procurement support, allowing the business to focus on their core skills and deliver value in their specialist area.

 

Procurement will be developing a greater level of engagement with the business units and establishing a strong business partnering approach.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY

As the Procurement Manager, you will contribute to the development of strategic procurement for the British Council China and ensure compliance with global procurement policies and processes. Your role is also to promote cross country procurement activities and ensure consideration of collaboration of opportunities is undertaken on regional large-scale procurement work.

 

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT

You can take pride in the fact that you will be part of a team that drives a professional compliant procurement process to all countries in cluster to achieve value for money and satisfaction to British Council.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

You must have a minimum of three years’ experience in procurement as well as a bachelor’s degree in a relevant major. It is also essential that you have good communication skills in Chinese C2 (HSK 6, or equivalent) and English B2 (APTIS, IELTS 6 or equivalent). Experience on category/contract management and in working with cross-functional and multicultural teams is also an advantage.

 

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL
- Smart working (most of us hot-desk!)
- Enjoy more than 20 days of Annual leave
- Year-end bonus and annual bonus scheme

- Supplementary pension saving scheme

 

Our work makes a lasting difference by building more inclusive societies and supporting people’s prospects.

 

Together, we can do more.

 

NEXT STEPS

 

For more information please see Role profile and British Council Generic Behaviours

 

 

ABOUT THE BRITISH COUNCIL

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

 

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.

 

All staff worldwide is required to ensure their behavior is consistent with our policies.

 

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.

 

KINDLY TAKE NOTE

While various measures have been put in place by the government to help curb pollution in China, there are still potential health issues associated with the poorer air quality. The British Council does its utmost to provide a working environment that minimises employees’ exposure to pollutants, however, anyone wishing to work in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or Chongqing should be aware of the situation.