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Purchasing Manager

Freudenberg Group
Shanghai, China
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
Non CIPS member
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  • Establish the overall purchasing processes, including new supplier selection, EOQ, and quotation management, as well as supplier performance evaluation.
  • Implement inventory replenishment methodology to achieve inventory and delivery performance targets for raw materials.
  • Lead the raw material sourcing team and define priorities to do market survey and find new sources and approve suppliers. Continuesly increase the local content.
  • Negotiate prices and any other terms (e.g. payment terms, lead-time, etc.) with suppliers to achieve an advantage for the company and to meet the annual cost targets within the established policies.
  • Continuously improve purchasing processes and provide qualified input to related processes / functions, meanwhile higher transparancy to local / HQ management team.
  • Prepare and conduct supplier audits.
  • Enhance E-procurement, support Raw Material Introduction process, implement the Stragety 2024 -2026.
  • Facilitate company strategies, like raw material localization, sustainability (especially package materials in foot print scope 3) and customer centricity.
  • Optimize shared service purchasing for Traxit Huzhou.
  • Documenting and ensuring the employees' potentials with the support of the HR department.
  • Operational individual training in company knowledge and techniques thus enhancing the employee's knowledge and capabilities.
  • Continuous, consequent and task oriented guidance of the employee with the view of the set targets and goals.
  • Independent implementation of employee criticism and appraisal meetings with the support of the HR department.
  • Care and support of the employees to ensure good results of their work.

  • Bachelor degree or above in Chemistry or related subject or relevant experience;
  • Minimum 5 years sourcing team management experience in multinational chemical company;
  • Strong leadership and management skills; Ability to motivate team members in order to achieve results;
  • Understand the ways of doing business in an international environment; multicultural mindset exposure; Experience in dealing with international suppliers and internal interfaces, as well as importing and exporting raw materials.
  • Methodological competence (familiar with usual purchasing tools, dispostions, warehouse management,ABC analysis..)
  • Strong cost awareness and negotiation skills;
  • Good command of English in speech and writing; familiar with SAP and MS office.
  • Familiar with quality management and quality standards;
The Freudenberg Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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