Purchasing Manager - Chinese speaking

Job Description

Company Overview
An American based metal parts manufacturer

Job Description
Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the Purchasing Manager will be responsible for:

- Ability to control material purchase within designated budget
- To ensure that all goods (production material), consumables and services are purchased for production to achieve the company’s set objective of best value and on-time delivery
- Achieve savings through local and global sourcing for the company and recommend actions to modify buying behavior(s) to optimize inventory turn and value
- Deal and negotiate with domestic and international suppliers regarding supply contracts, prices and rates, terms of sales, goods delivery, goods quality, etc. Resolve vendor or contractor grievances and claims against suppliers (if any)
- Exploit suppliers of automotive in Vietnam including sourcing for potential suppliers, initiate visit to key suppliers to evaluate and audit them for long term supply sustainability
- Constantly develop, review and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures

- Good spoken and written communication skills in Vietnamese (native), Chinese (advance level) and English (intermediate level)
- Have at least 3 years of Purchase Management experience
- Market and commodity know how, process knowledge, intercultural competency
- Technically and commercially savvy. Flexible, analytical, confident and a good team player
- Knowledgeable in INCOTERM 2010, technical standards for steel materials (ASTM, AISI, DIN, JIS, etc), production quotas, HS codes, import and export tax process management
- Be able to work independently and under high pressure
- Experience in buying steel material from China (added advantage)