Position Description

Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing (West, Manufacturing, SAP, Up to $7.5K)
Job Code 17040
Job Placement Location Singapore
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  • Our Client is a well-established US Manufacturing MNC.

Responsibilities: ​


  • Leads Strategic Buying Asia (evaluates performance of staff, develops and manages cost centers and budget, disseminate information).


  • As an interface to the Product Group’s and R&D to ensure early involvement of Strategic Buying and suppliers into all relevant internal and external project activities (focus on Asia).
  • Ensure the establishment of a competitive global supply chain which provides for sustainable reductions of total cost and integrates seamless into the purchasing and production (assembly) processes.
  • Search, select, and qualify preferred suppliers to support the business requirements (Right Material, Right Price, Right Quality, Right Time, Right Place, Right Conditions).
  • Negotiate contracts with none product and product related suppliers (PR & NPR). Negotiate prices based on open calculation, lead-time, landed cost, and T&C’s.
  • Prepare analysis and statistics to control (e.g. material cost tracking) and support the sourcing strategy and the strategic planning.
  • Contribute to the definition, drive the implementation and executes the company’s Supply Chain Strategy.
  • Ensure the availability of up to date supply market information.
  • Executes commodities allocated to his team (Modules & Part Level).


  • Support the Supply Chain Management in assuring the on time, cost optimized delivery of material demand.
  • Maintain data in ERP-system and on Community drives (make sure that all necessary purchasing parameters (vendor data, contracts) are given and stored properly and take appropriate actions whenever necessary).
  • Establish, implement and manage a system to evaluate, monitor and report supplier scorecard performance/KPI's.


  • Supplier Selection: Leads evaluation with cross functional teams.
  • Strategic Buying: Focus on commercial and contractual aspects.
  • Vendor Management: Build up and maintain Global supplier portfolio and contribute to the supplier performance management.
  • Contract Management: Creating and maintain Global contract system which covers all type of suppliers. Store contracts systematically (in paper & in electronic form).
  • Further develop the Supply Chain network in Asia, define competence profiles, create and execute competence development plans.


Requirements:   ​​


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Technical field, with Technical background.
  • More than 10 years progressive experience in similar position of Sourcing in a Manufacturing environment (preferable in technical environment).
  • Possess experience in Global sourcing (Asia, Europe).
  • Proficiency in SAP and MS Office applications, especially MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good communication skills, both written and spoken; bilingual as to liaise with Chinese speaking' counterparts/suppliers within the Region.
  • Experience in supplier qualification, auditing and corrective action processes.
  • Working knowledge and extraordinary understanding of Purchasing process and their use in a Manufacturing environment.
  • Able to optimize the supplier relationship by combining suppliers and internal processes, building trust, measuring and developing suppliers.​​

Other Information:

  • Working Location: Science Park.
  • Working Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am to 5.30pm.
  • Critical: Due to the organization's affirmed support and commitment to developing a Singaporean core, this role is only available to Singaporeans.

To apply, please visit www.gmprecruit.com and search for Job Reference: 17040 .
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Novita Tan at novita.tan@gmprecruit.com
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
GMP Recruitment Services (S) Pte Ltd | EA License: 09C3051 | EA Personnel: Novita Tan | Registration No: R1220374

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