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07 February 2020
Job ID: BK-186596

Procurement Manager


To manage the procurement function for Brighton College Bangkok within approved budgets and according to College’s Procurement policies and procedures.

 Key responsibilities

  • Report to the Bursar
  • Oversee and manage the procurement department to ensure that the effective procurement policies and procedures are in place
  • Ensure the effective negotiation, the proper sourcing activities, and the strategic selection of goods and services required within the school
  • Oversee the annual bulk order requirements to ensure all CAPEX and OPEX items are procured within budget and delivered accordingly, prior to the start of the academic year
  • Oversee the day to day procurement requests to ensure the timely processing of orders within approved budgets
  • Establish and update an approved vendors list by prequalifying companies based on Brighton College Bangkok criteria to reduce risk of non-deliveries and maintain quality of services and products delivered
  • Negotiate optimum agreements and commercial rates, terms and conditions to achieve annual savings from approved budget
  • Ensure Purchase Orders and supporting documents are in accordance with corporate policies and procedures to achieve audit compliance
  • Develop and manage the effective bidding or tender process of service providers used in the school
  • Source, manage and maintain good relationship with service providers for school’s CCA, trips or any other activities to ensure the services they offer reach the standard and satisfactory level
  • Performs any other tasks or ad hoc project required by Bursar



  • Create and maintain database of all purchased items, analyze and compare data to ensure that no double purchases occur.


Problem Resolution:

  • Resolve all issues pertaining to orders and deliveries of items/services that do not meet the exact approved technical specifications or quantities, or that are not delivered within agreed timelines.



  • Ensure that direct reports are provided with adequate learning and development opportunities
  • Ensure that all procurement personnel abide by the official corporate policies and procedures to guarantee that all procedures and actions taken comply with procurement policy and procedures.
  • Ensure that procurement personnel complete their tasks accurately and within the deadlines to allow for on-time deliveries of items/services.
  • Maintain high productivity and motivation levels of the procurement personnel to ensure continuous professional output from them.

Communications and working relationships


  • Actions and status communicated to the Bursar to ensure that all official policies and procedures are being followed, as well as to ensure that all plans are being followed through as expected. 
  • Orders and order status communicated to budget holders and requestors to ensure they remain informed about the items requested, so that they can also plan their schedules accordingly.  In addition, clarifications for items/services requests must be communicated, as well as policies and procedures, to which all staff must adhere.
  • Communication with the Finance Department regarding budgets and status of payments to ensure that payments are made with the accurate amounts agreed and on time.


  • Budgetary quotes, official quotes/proposals to be obtained from suppliers/service providers.
  • Negotiations with suppliers/service providers. 
  • Status of orders made and delivery of items, as well as after sales services must also be communicated with the suppliers/services providers.

 Frameworks, boundaries & decision making authority

  • Must abide by all policies and procedures established by Brighton College Bangkok
  • Must execute all delegated tasks and follow instructions from management in a professional and timely manner.
  • Can make recommendations about suppliers to proceed with upon having followed all policies and procedures for the particular project or requirements.

 The successful candidate is likely to have the following attributes


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Preferably in Business Administration or Supply Chain Management or Purchasing and Logistics)


  • Minimum 7 years of procurement experience (with minimum 2 years in a management level)
  • Experience in the Education sector is an advantage


  • Strong English skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to negotiate the best rates from suppliers/service providers
  • Strong networking skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to meet demanding targets and tight deadlines
  • Personnel management and task delegation skills
  • Team motivational techniques
  • Ability to solve problems and issues as soon as possible

The following qualities are essential:

  • A positive team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • An effective communicator
  • An ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Highly organised
  • Flexibility
  • Analytical thinker
  • Achievement focused
  • Managing resources
  • Teamwork and team leadership
  • Client focused
  • Successful negotiation skills


Working hours

  •  Usual working hours on the school site would be 7.15am –4.15pm
  •  School events and activities


  • An attractive salary package commensurate with the responsibility of the post will be offered.  This will be reviewed annually.



To apply, please send the following to Mr. Krid Yoovithaya, Head of Operation and Hr, by click " Apply Now" and must include:

  • A typed letter of application, outlining your suitability for the role in no more than two pages, which should be addressed to the Bursar at Brighton College International School Bangkok;
  • A current CV, including the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional referees, one of whom must be your current or last employer.
  • A completed Administrative Staff Application Form, which can be found at

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered and the College reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage of the recruitment process.

Please visit our website for more information:

Brighton College Bangkok is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Should your application be successful, a disclosure will be requested from the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service for British nationals; local police checks will be undertaken for successful applicants of other nationalities.

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Job Details:

  • Five-day work week
  • Medical insurance

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