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Senior Director, Global Procurement

Keywords / Skills : Purchasing, Vendor management, Inventory, global

15 - 25 years
Posted: 2018-05-25

Electronics Manufacturing
Purchase/ Logistics/ Supply Chain
Manufacturing/ Engineering/ R&D
Purchase - Head
Bachelors/ Degree
Posted On
25th May 2018
Job Ref code
KY - Glb Procurement
Job Description

Our client is a Western MNC and high tech machinery manufacturer.

Position: Senior Director, Global Procurement


Reporting to the Senior Vice-President, Global Operations, you will lead a team of Global Direct/Indirect Buyers and Purchasing Manager globally.


• Responsible for planning and implementing activities related to the materials purchase, material control, and inventory control functions

• Responsible for indirect procurement

• Interact internally (with Commodity, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, etc) and externally with executive level management requiring negotiation of extremely difficult matters to influence policy making bodies.


• Manage supplies to meet production plans and customer demands

• Assure inventory/supply plans are in place for supply continuity, minimal excess and obsolescence, and meeting the inventory turns goal

• Review and approve purchases up to a specified dollar amount

• Drive actions for improving supplier delivery performance

• Review shortages and work with internal and external teams to minimize shortages

• Creatively manage supplies through forecast, stocking policies and VMI programs

• Resolve issues on vendor invoice, problematic goods receipt and returns to vendor

• Work with cross-functional teams to improve processes

• Monitor the cost, schedule and performance aspects of major subcontracts

• Ensure business controls are in place to comply with the company’s SOX requirements

• Ensure processes are in compliance to ISO and other regulatory requirements

• Lead and build a strong team of buyers to manage above deliverables and maintain key performance metrics

• Coach and build team to meet deliverables in Purchasing

• Lead in any other initiatives as given by supervisor

External (External here refers to Vendors, Suppliers, Customers, Clients)

• Manage supplier relationships, business reviews and scorecards, if needed

• Source, select and manage Indirect vendor to attain the desired performance level in terms of cost, delivery and support services

• Negotiate in assigned commodity to obtain the maximum benefit for the company

• Manage supplier’s performance to achieve required delivery performance

• Develop new sources of supply for required Indirect service/ products


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering / Supply Chain Management

• Minimum 15 years related industry experience in purchasing and supply chain management in a high tech manufacturing environment

• Proficient in MS Excel, Word, Outlook and experience in SAP system is highly desirable

• Analytical with good interpersonal and communication skills

• Team player, self-driven and able to work independently towards achieving company/group objectives

• Ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment and to work with a variety of offshore locations

• Strong knowledge of supply chain and materials flow concepts

• Experience in low volume high mix and VMI / pull manufacturing environment is a plus

• Project Management and Presentation skills, an added advantage

• Experience in purchasing process, including ISO and SOX requirements

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