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Buyer 3, Procurement

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Location: Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang (Penang), Malaysia 
Req ID: JR-0000038080



Location: Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang

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  • Proactively involve in the early stage of product lifecycle. 
  • Externally lead review with suppliers for capability and capacity roadmap to align with Company's long term development. 
  • Analyze input from multiple sources and derive summaries or recommendations. 
  • The Buyer is expected to work in collaboration with Functional representatives and develop a good understanding of their needs and requirements.  
  • The Buyer will:Provide purchasing support ensuring Procurement representation and participation in all issues related to assigned commodities
  • Support the co-development of commodity, supplier and negotiation strategies, and work plans, in conjunction with stake holders and support execution to established timelines
  • Support the identification, research and evaluation of suppliers that meet the organization’s standards of price, quality, timing, service and reliability of supply
  • Interact with suppliers and internal 'customers' to identify , implement and realize optimal value and performanceSupport the execution and management of Procurement processes for designated commodities to reduce total cost of ownership for goods & services while ensuring uninterrupted supply
  • Facilitate Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) efforts including strategic segmentation and supplier rationalization
  • Ensure supplier qualification efforts including diversity initiatives
  • Manage and enhance supplier performance through the establishment of  KPI's/SLA's (contract content) and effective supplier and stake holder interaction
  • Assessing suppliers’ products and service offerings to ensure compliance with specifications and performance requirements, the Manager will facilitate the analysis and evaluation of quotations, proposals, etc…Scope of assignment includes:
  • Ensuring internal & external relevant data collectionCommodity & market analysis; cost modeling & analysisSourcing, award, & execute across impacted Functions & Business UnitsContract administration & compliance monitoring for assigned commoditiesCommodity 
  • Specific Knowledge Prior designated commodity and materials' buying experience
  • Advanced commodity knowledge:Global (as applicable) and regional markets & supply base insightCost driver structure
  • Business, industry and commodity acumen 
  • Foundational Job Know-how
  • Strategy formulation, development  and implementation including:Supplier segmentation
  • Spend analysis & costing models
  • Advanced purchasing fundamentals:RFQ/RFP, bid analysis, supplier selection and award
  • Negotiation strategy & execution
  • Supplier &  internal customer interface
  • Contract  development, management & administration
  • Financial Analysis & Project ManagementSupplier Relationship Management (SRM), negotiation & diversity
  • Proficient in 'Problem Solving Decision Making' Skill 
  • Ability to multitask and adapt priorities quickly
  • Effective and advanced communication skills
  • Advanced planning & analytical capability
  • Advanced, complex problem solving; able to identify key issues and effectively coordinate efforts to achieve resolution
  • Leadership & teamwork; able to build internal & external alliances with focus on “customer relations”Basic familiarity with technical specs, drawings and ability to review and provide meaningful feedback/input to internal customers and  vendors as needed
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Products
  • Additional Job Description : SAP / Oracle
  • Negotiation skill
  • Sourcing skill
  • Communication skillInterpersonal Skill


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