Location: Tianjin, 12, China
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2019
Major Role: - Accountable for operating and monitoring the supply chain procurement functions, as designed, to meet the defined response time, cost, quality and lean targets enabling optimal and efficient facility operations, collaborating with business partners and suppliers, and resolving facility specific supplier issues. Act as liaison with corresponding Category & Product Purchasing and Logistics professionals.
Reporting directly to the Supply Network Facility Manager and will be accountable for implementing the network as designed related to specific strategies from both Category & Product Supply at the Facility level to create a competitive advantage for our customers.
Strategy - Through a strong knowledge of the product, NPI, Category and Logistics Strategies the incumbent will support and participate in projects/initiatives to fully satisfying facilities expectations. Assist in the management of local subcontractors with input from the Category buyer related to the overall strategy. Collaborate with supply chain integrally in helping to understand & monitor inventory levels in order to help relate it back to the overall network in terms of short dating, past dues and supplier shipping & delivery performance.
Purchase Order Management – Provide expertise in the launching & management of purchase orders for a facility to in the terms of parts related to pilots, production, and supplier tooling ensuring terms are correct.
Previous experience required
Up to 8 years of job related experience
Bachelor’s degree – or equivalent experience required
Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management preferred, e.g.; Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified in Integration Resource Management (CIRM), or comparable international certification is preferred.
Affiliation with Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), or comparable professional purchasing organization, preferred.
Proficiency in English is required; Local site language preferred
Previous 6 Sigma Greenbelt/Black Belt experience preferred
Knowledge of Quality, Lean manufacturing, an understanding of lean principles is preferred
Incumbent must have well-developed communication skills