Regional Purchasing & Supply Chain Director, APAC

Position Type
Full-time permanent
Business Area / Division
Job Advert Description

Job Responsibilities:

  • This position reports on a functional basis to the Chief Procurement Officer and on a daily basis to the Regional Vice President, APAC as a member of the Regional Management team, to ensure full delivery of the related goals within the Regional P&L.
  • Close co-operation with the Central Procurement team, Global Commodity Managers, OEM teams, regional and local Customer Cervice, Quality, Warehouse Operations and Servicing teams and he/she is required to ensure total alignment and delivery of the best performance possible.
  • To provide the required leadership, direction and management for the Regional Purchasing and Supply Chain teams (including Warehousing), for the APAC region to deliver against annually agreed goals and objectives.
  • Manage the regional and local spend and support Central Procurement team in the creation, implementation and delivery of the global functional strategy, initiatives and budgeted targets for both Direct and Indirect Spend.
  • Manage regional supply requirements and right-sized inventory profile at the sites, and to be responsible for the Product Lifecycle Process.
  • Work with the Global/ Regional Quality teams to deliver an effective Supplier Measurement and Management Programme to include scorecards and where necessary conduct Quarterly Business Reviews.
  • To manage the regional and local inventory management and planning teams and processes to ensure delivery of best in class performance against several key metrics including Stock Turns, Total Value, Product Availability, Stock Outs, Aged Inventory Profile, Slow Moving and Obsolescence in support of the Group Working Capital targets.
  • To create best in class, standardised and common processes & procedures for each of the functions, ensure functional alignment globally and to drive continuous improvement.
  • To ensure that all legal and regulatory requirements are met within the function.
  • Delivery of all budgeted targets and all KPIs contributing to the successful delivery of the
  •  Global goals and the Regional P&L.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Supply Chain or equivalent with minimun 7 years’ experience in regional Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
  • Strong engagement and leadership skills with the ability to communicate well with peers and managers across various functions.
  • A good understanding of best in class sourcing, negotiation and purchasing technique, inventory planning and management in both an Original Equipments Manufacturer (OEM) and distribution environment.
  • A good understanding of best practice in terms of global freight, transportation and logistics
  • A good understanding of Continuous Improvement principles and practices and how to develop and manage highly effective teams.
  • High level IT capabilities including Microsoft Office Products, in particular Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good interpersonal, influencing and networking skills
  • Effective presentation skilss and excellent written and oral skills in English.
  • Overseas travel will be required of the successful applicant.
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