Asia Sourcing team

International Volunteer Program|Hong Kong|Other job functions

Asia Sourcing team

Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Volunteer Program Other job functions


During your VIE mission you will be in charge of these responsibilities:

As part of the Asia Regional Corporate Services function, Asia Sourcing is looking for a suitable VIE to join the team to be based in HK, primarily assisting: 1) execution of Sourcing roadmap 2021) implementation of Group projects including KYS, Sourcing Engagement Form, and other transformation projects. Asia Sourcing comprises of 3 Regional Sourcing Managers covering all categories apart of market data.

Key activities:

  • Assist with project planning and execution of various Sourcing projects
  • Facilitate communications between ResgAch (Paris and other European locations) and Asia Sourcing on contract templates, standards and guidelines
  • Conduct analysis on Asia spend
  • Review and update the Asia Sourcing Guideline timely
  • Assist with creating RFP entries & performance declaration in eSourcing Hub
  • Liaise with vendors to get NDA signed prior to releasing confidential info
  • To assist with contract signing process, ensure the contracts are presentable and signed by authorised signatory
  • Data gathering and analysis to identify saving opportunities
  • Upload contracts to sharepoint or eSourcing tool
  • Assist with contract review
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to understand their needs and requirements for purchasing

Profile required

  • You are graduated with a Master Degree from Engineering or Business School or University 
  • Solid communication skills both in verbal and written English
  • Precise in writing and strong analytical skills, focusing on trends, anomalies and cost saving and be able to present and build up quality data for further analysis
  • Display ownership, responsibility and act ethically
  • Strong team player, ability to work under pressure
  • Be able to think out of box, raise queries to stakeholders
  • Solid knowledge with the eSourcingHub tools
  • Solid contract experience or legal background (preferred)

The VIE assignment in a nutshell
This VIE in Hong Kong is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 12 months.
The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information, please see

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.
At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

Company Description
At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. 
Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. 
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us! 

Still hesitating? 
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees based in 76 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth. 

ASIA-PACIFIC (ASIA), as one of the Business Units of Societe Generale, operates in 12 locations across the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,500 employees with the regional headquarter located in Hong Kong. Our activities here are centered on Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole (GBIS), a major growth engine for the Group and a key pillar of Societe Generale's universal banking model. Our expertise in Asia Pacific ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

Department Description
Asia Sourcing team is under Corporate Services, we are aiming to provide the following activities to BUSU:

  • Manage the 3rd party risks related to Sourcing (Anti Bribery and Corruption, Suppliers gifts, CSR) and mitigate operational risks through Source to Contract.
  • Strengthen and maintain the SG's relationships with its supplier ecosystem
  • Contribute to achieve the Group's spending control targets
  • Provide advisory of best practices regarding the performance and compliance of "delegated sourcing"
  • Identify the most appropriate suppliers and the best solutions on the market to meet business needs and improve overall operational efficiency and cost optimization
  • Adopt a responsible way of working, based on proven expertise and generating innovation and efficiency, and to be a promoter of CSR initiatives for the Group

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 20000P7Q
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2021/02/01
Publication date: 2020/11/11