Contracting Manager

Storing vital products with care

Storing vital products with care

Grow your career with a global industry leader.

Your role and impact:

As our Contracting Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring usage of tactical procurement procedure and is responsible for quotation and tendering for a defined area or function, while having an ownership of the company's supplier management program.

Are you ready to make an impact on our growing business in our region? Read on to find out more about this exciting job opportunity!

A rewarding place to work 

A career at Vopak means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to be a part of a visionary, global tank storage services leader with a heritage of over 400 years. We are committed to providing an inclusive, diverse and equitable work environment, which is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success. Besides a competitive salary package, we offer a comprehensive benefits program comprising health insurance, parental leave and wellness activities.

Who are we?

Vopak is the world's leading independent tank storage company, operating 71 terminals in 23 countries.  We store vital products such as chemicals, oils, gases, LNG and biofuels with care. With a focus on sustainability, we ensure safe, clean and efficient storage and handling of bulk liquid products and gases for our customers. By doing so, we enable the delivery of products vital for the energy, chemicals and food & agriculture industries, and to our daily lives. As a progressive and growing company, we continue transforming our portfolio and position our company strategically towards more sustainable forms of energy and feedstocks for example hydrogen and CO2.

We are committed to develop key infrastructure solutions for the world's changing energy systems, while simultaneously investing in digitalization and innovation. Vopak is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


  • Plan, define category strategy, tender and buy goods, services and other expenditures for the Operating Company (e.g. machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies and services) in line with the procurement policy and contracts.

  • Develop and execute long-term plan or roadmap to accomplish Sourcing & Procurement (S&P) strategy by systematically governing progress, investigating and identifying opportunities.

  • Manage Supplier Management and Contract Management by facilitating internal stakeholders in the evaluation and improvement programs.

  • Effectively execute and/or manage the relevant S&P steps in the Purchase to Pay (P2P) processes in order to get the right service/product at the right place at the right time.

  • Execute all purchasing within the Operating Companies in accordance with the Tactical Procurement Procedure, policies and operational excellence standards.

  • Execute and manage an optimal supplier selection process via all required steps for certain limit purchases without framework agreement. This includes but not limited to conducting internal and market analysis, determining selection criteria, developing and evaluating Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP), executing clarification meetings, and communicating to bidders and cooperate with internal business partners.

  • Ensure availability of the specified goods and services according to the functional, budget and planning requirements of the internal customer / budget owner.

  • Develop annual terminal procurement plan and budget.

  • Perform various analyses (e.g. contract, categories and process) against global KPIs.


  • Bachelor Degree in Quantity Surveyor/Law/Business/Engineering or related studies.

  • With at least 5 years of relevant Contract Management, procurement, commercial, project management, plant operations, or product supply, preferably in a similar industry,

  • Strong commercial awareness and experience of Contract Law, which include drafting contract/specification clauses.  

  • Proven experience in contract negotiations & vendor management.

  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving ability and strategic thinking abilities.

  • Structured, logical and attention to details.

  • A quick-learner, a good team player as well as possess the aptitude to work well independently.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office, and Google Suite applications.

  • Possess a "can do" attitude and is comfortable driving process improvements and changes.

How to apply?

Are you the Contracting Manager we are looking for? We are interested in learning more about you. Apply to be part of our Singapore Procurement team. To send your application, click the 'apply' button. For more information about the vacancy, please email

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This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may cover other related duties to meet the ongoing organizational needs.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Open to candidates currently based in Singapore.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

The successful candidate will be awarded a local permanent employment contract.

Application process

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2nd interview
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