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Procurement - Assistant Manager, Direct Procurement (Fresh Goods)

August 17, 2023

Procurement Department, Cathay Subsidiary Services provides services to Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and its subsidiaries (the ‘Company’), including but not limited to Cathay Cargo Terminal ('CCT'), Cathay Pacific Catering Services (H.K.) Limited (‘CPCS’), Hong Kong Airport Services Limited (‘HAS’) and Vogue Laundry Service Limited (‘VLS’).


  • Identifying and driving category opportunities in conjunction with client departments and the Manger.

  • Developing market-informed category strategies and assist the Head of Procurement with subsequent implementation (in collaboration with business units) for relevant categories of spend.

  • Leading end-to-end sourcing processes, from market research, RFP preparation, financial analysis, negotiation and evaluation to contracting.

  • Collating market intelligence and provide feedback on product and commercial information to relevant stakeholders.

  • Executing, in collaboration with business units, performance measurements for managing on-going supplier relationships; and continually seek improvements from the supply market.

  • Leading contract and commercial negotiations with suppliers to obtain the best value for the company.

  • Exploring procurement synergies within the Cathay Pacific Group as well as with associate companies.

  • Assisting in the development of creative and innovative approaches to the market which:Promote the value of our business to suppliers.
    - Accessing supplier innovation and benefits, if possible, before the competition.
    - Maintaining maximum independence and opportunity for future flexibility.
    - Minimizing risk exposure for the company.

  • Performing any ad hoc duties as assigned by the Management.


  • Bachelor's degree in business or procurement or a related field.

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant commercial experience in a relevant environment.

  • Strong background in procurement, a relevant professional qualification an advantage (e.g. CIPS).

  • Relevant experience in supply market analysis, cost evaluation and contract management.

  • Knowledge of the category economics and operating model.

  • Strong negotiation, influencing and commercial skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a proven ability to effectively develop relationships with cross-functional teams and at a multiple organisational levels.

  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines.

  • Effective leadership and change management skills.

  • Strong mathematical abilities and strong computer skills.

  • Fluent in spoken English, Mandarin a plus.

We offer a competitive remuneration package and a full range of benefits. To all interested applicants, please indicate the applied position on your resume and submit your application through one of the following channels:

1. In-person or by mail: Cathay Subsidiary Services - Talent Acquisition Team, People Department, Cathay Pacific Catering Services (HK) Limited, 11 Catering Road East, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong, China.

2. Email submission: Submit your application via email to

3. Fax submission: Submit your application via fax to 2116 0523.

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact 2116 2257 / 2116 2237 to Talent Acquisition Team, People Department.

The personal data collected in this application form will be used by Cathay Subsidiary Services to support recruitment and employment related operations in the subsidiaries of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, including but not limited to Cathay Pacific Catering Services Limited, Cathay Pacific Services Limited, Hong Kong Airport Services Limited and Vogue Laundry Service Limited (“Company”, “we” or “us”). Applicants not being invited for an interview within six weeks may be considered their applications unsuccessful. We may retain the personal data of unsuccessful applicants for future recruitment purposes for two years.

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