Job Description and Qualifications
This position is to lead and manage the purchasing activities of AP / Lu’an joint venture coal gasification business operations.
He / She is responsible to ensure that all purchasing activities comply with established purchasing policies and practices, and to be able to create greatest value and contribution to support the business needs.
Nature and Scope
This position reports to the General Manager of the JV and is a member of the Management Leadership team. This position is responsible for :
Coach and lead purchasing department
Develop procurement strategy / plan that is aligned to business objectives
Procurement of commodities (material, equipment and services) required for business operation, includes plant production, supply-
chain distribution and other business functions.
Drive Strategic Sourcing effort to meet TCO savings targets
Implementation of Purchasing policy, procedures and system (SAP), and Ensure Compliance
Purchasing Annual Purchase Commitments CNY 100 MM Personnel Direct Reports 1 2 Purchasing Specialists
To lead, supervise and coach purchasing team members in their job performance.
To ensure cost effective and reliable supply of goods and services in support of business.
To develop procurement strategies and plans that meet safety, profitability and business growth objectives.
To engage with internal stakeholders to ensure innovative supplier solutions to maximize value proposition across the supply chain and support continuous improvement.
To implement / oversee purchasing policies and procedures in the effort to continuously improve work process
To ensure that all purchasing activities comply with established Corporate Purchasing Policies and Procedures, including Corporate safety and ethical practices.
To lead supplier discovery and development work with operations to meet business needs and create or strengthen competitive advantage for the business, including the management of approved vendor list.
To lead the negotiation of purchases and resolution of disputes with suppliers, including develop and negotiate Supply Agreement with vendors.
To drive procurement cost saving and productivity improvements.
To ensure the efficient execution of requisition to purchase work processes, including the processing of purchase orders.
To manage supplier relationship and performance, and maintain interface at senior levels of supplier’s organization.
To ensure that the suppliers comply with the necessary international and domestic regulatory requirements and conform to Corporate’s code of conduct.
To monitor, communicate, and respond to changing market conditions and business drivers to maximize leverage and minimize risk of supply disruptions.
This position requires a minimum of Bachelor degree in business or engineering
Minimum of 10 years of relevant purchasing experience with a strong knowledge of supply market around Shanxi region to support large industrial plant operation.
Experience working in the chemical, oil and gases industry with Multinational Corporation.
Managerial and people-management experience is preferred.
Knowledge of strategic sourcing and purchasing operation work processes.
In-depth knowledge of SAP system in the requisition and processing of Purchase Orders.
Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral), interpersonal, negotiation and project management skills.
Fluency in English is preferred and Chinese is a must.