Plant Buyer (PB)

Location Malaysia
Discipline Manufacturing
Job reference 166632
Salary 5500.0
Contact name Subhachintak Chand

Plant Buyer (PB)

Plant Buyer (PB) is responsible for the sourcing of products and local suppliers (CG0) for commodities that are not managed centrally (typically outsourced manufacturing/subcontracting) and require local knowledge and coordination with the plant manufacturing variable capacity and outsourcing strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define and execute strategy for local suppliers within the sourcing process to create competitive advantage for the plant.

  • Support local requirements for direct material not managed centrally (subcontracted operations, including local painting, heat treatment).

  • In charge of costing and sourcing process (RFQ, negotiations, technical reviews, SSR/SNC) in coordination with Programme Procurement Leaders to ensure flawless launch and on-time performance.

  • Lead negotiations and related formal contractual agreements (including annual productivity, business link, payment terms, logistics protocol, Terms & Conditions,…) in compliance with policies and procedures.

  • Manage local suppliers relationships with excellence and enable plant success in achieving performance targets and continuous improvement.

  • Handle change management for local suppliers (CMC) and act as change leader for local projects. Also in charge of driving VaVe performance for local suppliers. Global commodity -> PPM / PB /SPM ?

  • Monitor suppliers financial performance, ensure material savings actuals and forecast are timely and accurately reflected within the Procurement systems (PAP update).

  • Monitor supplier quality and delivery performance, support Quality and Supply Chain teams, support timely negotiation and closure of cost recoveries when needed.

  • Provide support to the plant with regards to complex procurement queries, urgent resolution of significant supply and supplier performance issues.

  • Act with integrity and full respect of business ethics.

  • Comply with business unit and company policies, procedures and DOA requirements.

Essential Qualifications & Experience
Master/Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a business or engineering discipline with specialization in international purchasing Fluent in English, with an international mind set.
3-5 years experience in Procurement, preferably in Direct Materials Manufacturing

Essential Competencies

  • Communication and negotiation skills Relationship management - Ability to work across functions

  • Results oriented with strong written and oral communications skills at all levels

  • In-depth understanding of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Demonstrates initiative, analytical thinking, and appropriate decision making skills

  • Practical problem solving

  • Flexibility and ability to manage own time and meet deadlines

  • Proficiency in the use of the tools available (costing, sourcing process, systems) 

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