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Buyer-Indirect Material

Singapore Plant - Singapore

May 04, 2021

Full time


Develop and maintain robust category strategy by subcategory by region
  • Identify/acquire PBU/Corporate regional business requirements
  • Support early sourcing initiatives
  • Qualify/select/approve suppliers for approved supplier list / PBU / Segment
  • Review/communicate category plan with PBU and GSM leadership in region
  • Play key role in the “refresh” cycle of category plans.

Lead Development of the Global Supply Base to meet PBU & Corporate needs & requirements
  • Monitor supplier performance and reevaluate capabilities
  • Create and monitor supplier assessment and development plans (execution owned by the division)
  • Develop plan to attain lowest upfront costs/ideal Value Stream performance.
  • Build and maintain regional Supplier relationships for major cross PBU suppliers & lead cross-PBU negotiations as required
  • Support the negotiation of corporate-wide supplier payment terms and Master Terms & Conditions with PBU support
  • Define regional supplier optimization plan by category
Actively Participate in Category Team meetings and work
  • Promote cost management activities to ensure requirements are covered by cost standards and they are maintained and assure appropriate treatment of supplier-specific cost models
  • Coordinate/Lead regional Category activities
  • Coordinate technical lead & supplier interface resources to continually develop supply base and understand regional market trends/changes
  • Assure appropriate technical integration and leadership to:
  • Communize specifications & parts
  • Serve as engineering liaisons
Be the Global Category Expert – Center of Expertise
  • Demonstrate tech/ product knowledge & “certify” buyers
  • Engage with engineering and PBU staff to assure link & leverage, supply base optimization, and material communization “eye of the needle” opportunities are realized
  • Coach/mentor PBU buyers on supplier relationships in line with the category plan
Degree with minimum 10 years experience

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