Purpose of job
Aligned with the Grundfos Corporate Purchase and regional (APAC) strategies to plan, propose and implement the overall sourcing strategies, targets and supplier portfolio for local categories to drive saving initiatives and supplier development / qualification projects to get result delivered.
Optimise purchasing within relevant categories across the companies and act as lead negotiator in making cross-company agreements with selected suppliers or assuring that spend is transferred to group suppliers
Well rounded skillsets / knowledge for supplier developments / components qualification and technical / process knowledge for industry components.
Drive strategic initiatives and cost saving projects to get the targeted saving delivered.
Establish and maintain deep insight into the relevant supplier markets
Understand the major manufacturing process for major commodity such as casting, machining, motor, etc. understand the drawing and specifications, apply the well round technical / quality knowledge into suppliers identification, qualification and problem solving activities.
Have the industry knowledge.
Continuously work on optimisation of the supplier portfolio and cost across the local assembly companies specifically focused on consolidation across companies
Member of the APAC Purchase Management Team
Key Performance Indicators
Saving targets at category and / or company level
Lead and coordinate part number approval process
Delivery and quality targets at category and / or company level
Sourcing and SRM strategies and risk management aligned with APAC Purchase
Critical knowledge and experience
Technical education and manufacturing industry is must, water industry will be plus
Proven record in negotiation and closing agreements
Distance management capabilities
Networker, strong in building relationships and a good collaborator
Good communicator at all levels
Analytical and strategic thinking
Result- and action oriented, decision taker
Expected up to 90 days per year travelling
Good English abilities
APAC Purchase Management team
Operations managers and purchasers
Technical staff (companies and Group)
Managers within other function in the companies
Other relevant, internal stakeholders
Preferred educationBachelor’s Degree, Associate’s Degree or equivalent work experience