Position Description

Commodity Strategic Buyer (West, SAP/R3, $4.5K)
Job Code 17098
Job Placement Location Singapore
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  • Our Client is a well-established US Manufacturing MNC.

Responsibilities: ​

Responsible to achieve best possible cost savings while ensuring the most beneficial supply base for the company. This includes the strategic relationship, the contracting, performance review and improvement of the supply base.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Commodity Management Modules & 3rd Party suppliers on a Global base.
  • Negotiate contracts with non-product and product related suppliers (PR & NPR) with support and agreement from Director Strategic Supply Management.
  • Negotiate prices based on open calculation, lead-time, landed cost, and total cost (focusing on projects).
  • Be an interface to the Product Group and ensure early involvement of Strategic Buying and suppliers into all relevant internal and external project activities.
  • Work with the supplier to agree on corrective actions to resolve escalated issues or look for alternative suppliers when necessary.
  • Tight coordination with the local and global Material Management department, which is managing the Purchasing, the Logisitics and the Incoming Quality Control (IQC).
  • Make sure that all necessary purchasing parameters (vendor data, contracts) are given and stored properly and take appropriate actions whenever necessary.
  • Prepare analysis and statistics to control and support the sourcing strategy and the strategic planning.
  • Contribute to the definition, drive the implementation and executes the company’s Supply Chain Strategy (improve Asian/China content).
  • 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 (improve Asian/China content).
  • Proactive improvement of the quality along the entire supply chain in close cooperation with all involved departments (Product Group, Research & Development, Material Management, Finance).
  • Ensure the availability of up to date supply market information (focusing on Commodity Modules).

Process Responsibility

  • Work according defined supply chain processes and use the tools listed in these processes.
  • Supplier Qualification and Selection: Contributes to supplier development, qualification and evaluation within a cross functional teams.
  • Strategic Buying: focus on commercial and contractual aspects.
  • Supplier Quality Engineers: focus on technical and quality aspects.
  • Vendor & Contract Management: Build up and maintain global supplier portfolio.
  • Execute 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).

​​Requirements:   ​​

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Technical field.
  • At least 5 years progressive experience in similar position of Sourcing in a Manufacturing environment (preferable in technical environment).
  • Possess experience in Global sourcing (Asia, China).
  • Experience in supplier qualification, auditing and corrective action processes.
  • 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: 17098.
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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