POSITION DETAIL

 
Senior/Sourcing Manager


SUMMARY/SCOPE OF POSITION

Responsible to support and implement overall Strategic Sourcing strategy with special focus in Asia-Pacific. Achieve year-on-year improvements by leading local, regional and global supply management activities. Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to implement sourcing and commodity strategies. Continually develop and upgrade team’s capabilities and performance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Commodity Management
• Develop and execute sourcing strategies on assigned commodities with regional commodity leads.
• Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders (global Sourcing team, Engineering, Operations, Business Units, Quality, etc.) in executing these strategies.
• Participate and support Global Commodity Leads in managing global commodities.
• Source and qualify new suppliers especially in low-cost region (LCR) countries in line with commodities strategy.
• Drive relentless improvements in quality, delivery and cost to meet Strategic Sourcing targets and initiatives.
• Keep abreast of design, product and market requirements from Business Units and in turn share market and suppliers’ developments.

Supplier Management.  
• Track and implement action plans to continuously improve Strategic Sourcing Key Performance Indicators (KPI) as well as support manufacturing locations regionally and globally.
• Conduct regular business reviews with strategic and critical suppliers involving relevant stakeholders.


Attract, Develop, and Retain Talent.
• Coach and develop his team to build up their functional and leadership capabilities.
• Continually review and explore development opportunities. 
• Facilitate and conduct information sharing to global commodity team as well as and relevant stakeholders to enhance collaboration and adoption of best-practices

Continuous Improvements. 
• Continually review supply base ; source & develop new and potential suppliers specifically in LCR countries to support the business requirements.
• Conduct sourcing workshops to continuously build up the savings funnel to achieve year-on-year savings target.
• Identify strategic sourcing best practices and drive these best practices into the strategic sourcing toolkit and sourcing strategies.

Thorough Familiarity with Company Policies and Procedures.
• Appropriately applies policies and procedures in compliance with government laws. 
• Policies and procedures include, but not limited to: Standards of Business Conduct, Intellectual Property, Control Environment, Information Protection, ISO 9000 & 14000, government regulations (e.g. health, safety, quality and environmental), and functional policies published on the information network.

JOB REQUIREMENTS


• Technical or business Degree ; Engineering degree highly preferred.
• Minimum of 7 years of progressive sourcing responsibilities, preferably in a manufacturing environment, and with at least 5 years’ experience of managing a team.
• Experience and continual success in achieving net deflation and productivity is required.
• Experience in project management required.
• Proven track record in the development and management of the sourcing function via both multi-site management responsibility and multi-commodity responsibility.
• Regional sourcing experience in Asia Pacific highly preferred.
• Travel : up to  50% (domestic & international)

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS


Functional
• Broad knowledge and exposure in managing direct material commodities (e.g. machined parts, injection molding, cable assemblies, bus bar, etc.)
• Possess well-rounded knowledge in strategic sourcing, supply chain, manufacturing and operational procurement
• Exposure in high-mix low-volume (HMLV) environment preferred.
• Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing in production environment and experience in implementing Kanban/Consignment systems highly preferred.

Interpersonal
• Proven communication, negotiation and presentation skills at local, regional and global levels.
• Proven track record of collaborating with cross-functional teams (Sourcing, Engineering, Operations, Quality, and Business Units).
• Strong cultural sensitivity to manage relationships across global boundaries and time zones
• Understands and appreciates internal & external customers

Business
• Extensive knowledge of the marketplace conditions for a broad range of commodities including technology trend, supply & demand dynamics, supplier analysis, pricing and development including bench-marking
• Results-oriented with strong business acumen.

Leadership
• Proven team leader. Comfortable in leading cross-functional and multi-cultural teams
• A never-ending drive for continuous improvement.

 

Interested candidates kindly email your CV / resume to simran@forwardsearchconsulting.com

 

 

Sub Specialization : All Functions;All
Type of Employment : Permanent
Minimum Experience : 0
Work Location : Singapore

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