Sourcing Manager, based in Bangkok

International Committee of the Red Cross

Vacancy Notice

The ICRC Regional Delegation in Bangkok seeks to fill the following position:

Sourcing Manager, based in Bangkok

We are looking for a spirited team player with a can-do attitude to join our dynamic team.

The Sourcing Manager is in charge of implementing the sourcing strategy for goods and services in accordance with the ICRC’s ethical and sustainability guidelines. S/he provides leadership and direction on sourcing matters to the Bangkok Logistics Support Centre (BLC). S/he also manages and develops the co-sourcing with Quality Social Environmental assessment managers.


Regional sourcing South East Asia

  • Implement the Sourcing related strategies of the Logistics Centre’s Procurement, Sourcing and QSE Strategy
  • Identifies Sourcing opportunities
  • Launches and manages regional Sourcing campaigns
  • Participates in developing innovative and sustainable products
  • Interacts with all interlocutors with the BLCs sourcing process from Lead buyers at HQ to suppliers in the different countries covered by the BLC.

Regional Supplier Management and Networking

  • Establishes and leads an effective network of suppliers
  • Participates in suppliers social, environmental and quality assessments
  • Develops and maintains the supplier- relationship management and documentation (SRM)
  • Develops and maintains a network of contacts among trade-support institutions
  • Develops and maintains a network of corporate sourcing officers and equivalent positions within other humanitarian organisations

Support and Compliance Tasks

  • Provides sourcing related support to the BLC, delegations covered by the region and to relevant HQ staff
  • Participates in the collection and analysis of regional sourcing data such as markets trends or potential.
  • Participates in the BLC’s risk management and performs controls to mitigate the identified risks
  • Implements Sourcing related Support and Accountability tasks according to the BLC’s Service Level Agreement.


  • Follows up on all work-related messages and correspondence with the relevant contacts and departments
  • Is aware of the delegation’s objectives and has a good knowledge of the Movement and other contacts relevant to the position
  • Collects and shares information so as to improve the ICRC’s understanding of the environment and humanitarian trends and responses
  • Represents the ICRC in an appropriate way during activities, in meetings and in the field, and avoids any activity that may reflect negatively on the ICRC’s image
  • Takes responsibility for their own professional learning and development
  • Handles individual administrative tasks as per the ICRC’s practice.


  • Masters degree in international procurement, purchasing management or equivalent.
  • Good command of English; Chinese language skills an asset.
  • Computer proficiency, including knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems.
  • 10-12 years’ professional experience, including five years’ procurement experience in category management, SRM and contract management.
  • Proficient with strategic sourcing processes.
  • Experience working on large, cross-cutting projects.
  • Experience working in an international environment.


  • Dynamic and challenging work in the humanitarian sector and international environment
  • Competitive salary with benefits, good working conditions and in-house training/development
  • Initial 1-year employment (resident contract) with possibility of renewal into open-ended contract (subject to performance review)

Preferred starting date: 1 March 2023

Submission deadline for applications: 07 January 2022

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications

from all qualified candidates, regardless of background, race, religion, gender, age, disability, or status.

How to apply

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their comprehensive CV and letter of motivation in English, as well as
salary expectations, following this format for the subject line: POSITION – First Name Surname by email only to: [email protected]

Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be invited for the interview

and the ICRC will not keep the files of applicants who were not shortlisted

Closing date: 7 Jan 2023