Manage key raw materials for Asia including strategy development, strategy alignment with business, supply market analysis, contract negotiation and strategic supplier relationship management to obtain and maintain competitive cost advantage
Reinforce and comply with the procurement policy and drive the best practice – including tools utilization, suppliers management & selection, pricing, negotiation and control system
Provide strategy framework and market evaluations including supply/demand, production economics, competitive forces, etc
Establish and maintain effective and efficient procurement strategy, including budgeting, cost controlling, payment valuation and certification.
Work with Business team proactively, liaise with them to determine their product and service needs, support business growth in the region which includes but not limited to find alternative sources, identify new products for replacement and keep driving for improved supplier services. Work with functional team to ensure smooth operations.
Negotiate with suppliers for optimal terms, ensure all purchases are in compliance with related governance, manage contracts and agreements.
Evaluate current suppliers and develop new suppliers based on quality, service, reliability, total cost and value as well as suppliers’ reputation and background
Prepare rolling forecasts of raw material prices to support business decisions and opportunities
Strong commercial acumen, knowledge about how to get to the market;
Extensive experience of negotiating and contracting with international traders/producers
Strong leadership skill, ability to manage complexity and details
Better to deal with commodity products before in the Petrochemical industry
Strong capability of effective communication, which would help on alignment with business line and senior management on sourcing strategy and ability to assess the needs of a business;
Solid analysis skill and strategic thinking; good skill on PPT and Excel;
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