Procurement Manager

Job description

About the Company

Our client is an established global Commodities company. They are looking for Procurement Manager to assist the Head, Operation Procurement by being responsible for the assigned class of commodities portfolio by managing the overall spend, supply base and achieve the necessary cost reduction.

Reporting Line

Head, Operation Procurement

Job Responsibilities

Operation Procurement

  • Strategically manage the assigned Energy, Chemicals or Steel Commodity to support the mills globally.
  • Lead a proactive, collaborative and communicative process to select, manage, establish strong partnerships and relationships with external counterparties and internal stakeholders.
  • Ensure cost, quality, delivery, reliability and technical performance while achieving both tactical and strategic goals.
  • Be well-versed in the life cycle of a commercial trade/ deal and must have prior hands-on experiences in most of these activities.
  • Be proficient in identifying, qualifying and establishing new vendors, striving to meet and exceed our customers' quality requirements for the chemical commodities.
  • Effective and efficient communicator to senior management and external counterparties from diverse global locations.
  • Take a global lead role in overseeing the Energy purchases across all mills to develop a commodity strategy which is in line with global strategy.
  • Evaluate long term joint ventures, acquisitions, or make-vs-buy evaluation models etc concerning our Energy/Chemicals portfolio to better secure our raw materials.
  • Manage, inspire and lead the commodity team.
  • Any other ad-hoc activities as assigned by reporting manager.

Spend Analytics Lead

  • Play the global lead role in our Spend Analytics project as we embark on a journey discovering internal inefficiencies and savings.
  • Be able to make sense of large amounts of data, able to connect the dots and translate that into actionable and practical savings steps for the group.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders from ground staff to senior management and also with external vendors/consultants on achieving the desired outcome for the group.
  • Be an effective communicator and able to translate complex issues and problems into simple and easy to grasp ideas.

What they are looking for

  • Are you an experienced Procurement Manager with excellent leadership and communication skills?
  • Educated to bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Business Management / Supply Chain or equivalent from an accredited college/university; Masters would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of 10 years of direct procurement and / or raw materials trading experience.
  • Managed at least a P&L trading book or Procurement spend of USD100 million per year.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A team player in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Proficient in Chinese due to regular communication with colleagues, associates, and suppliers in China.

Why apply for these roles?

  • Our client is an established Commodities company with global offices.
  • You will play a key part of the procurement team – your impact will be felt regionally and globally.
  • The company has a firm commitment to ongoing professional development and opportunities for career progression are excellent.
  • The company prides itself on its commitment to teamwork – you will be part of a highly collaborative team.
  • Their remuneration package is competitive with the market.