Senior Buyer

Location: Solvay Zhenjiang Chemicals Posted Date: June 19, 2018
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Employer Job Id: GBU006091 Careermine Job Id: 1627501
Job Description:

Location: Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China
Employer ID: GBU006091

[Company] is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. Novecare develops leading edge technologies that affect the behavior of fluids to give them cleansing, softening, moisturizing, hydrating, gelling, texturizing, penetrating or dispersing properties. Its products are found in shampoos, detergents, paints, lubricants, plant protection, mining and oil extraction.

Job Overview and Responsibilites

Purpose :

To be in charge of the direct purchase activities (mainly raw materials) from supplier identification to completing the framework agreement or formal contract or vendor in the supplier panel. The job holder would ensure that the plant operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality, on-time delivery and continuity of supply.

Responsibilities :
  • Source and purchase raw materials for Plants operation.
  • Manage the whole purchasing process for raw materials, from supplier identification to the approval of purchase and signing contract.
  • Launch and manage the development of new supplier with market intelligence in his/her perimeter.
  • Manage supplier panel such as supplier CSR, evaluation and claims.
  • Interface with Technical, Sales and Marketing, Supply chain and other relevant functions to optimize cost, quality and supply security.
  • Manage purchasing data such as price, vendor information in RCS and its mapping and analysis.
  • Manage common purchasing activities such as tax audit, accounting audit and product stewardship, etc.
  • S upport Buyers in other regions to do market investigation and build purchasing strategy .

Education and Experience
  • Diploma/ Bachelor Degree in Chemistry/ Chemical Engineering/ Chemical Processing.
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in purchasing/ procurement preferably in Chemical Industry.

  • Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with all stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Experience in interfacing with various levels of organization both internally and externally.
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong demonstrated problem solving abilities.
  • Able to manage time effectively, prioritize tasks and achieve set targets.
  • Commercial and financial awareness with a full understanding of how failure impacts the production, manufacture and customer order fulfilment.
  • Able to work well under pressure and handle emergency and stressful situations.
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Familiarity with SAP would be beneficial.
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  • Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown.
  • Able to add value, reduce costs and input to business improvements.
  • Computer literate, with Excel and PowerPoint skills/ abilities.

Other Location
China:Shanghai city:Shanghai;China:Jiangsu province:Zhangjiagang;China:Guangdong province:Zhu Hai City

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