Sourcing Manager

  • General
  • Vietnam - HCM CIty

This role will lead a team to develop and implement sourcing strategy, lead supplier identification, qualification, selection, development, management, as well as leading pricing/costing negotiations  and managing cost-down initiatives. The incumbent is required to demonstrate outstanding integrity and ethics in all business dealings.


Main Responsibilities

  • Develop sourcing and costing strategies and solutions in alignment with the Company’s short-term and long-term strategic plan, value proposition, business objectives and operational requirements.
  • Identify, evaluate/qualify and recommend high quality, low cost, and compliant sources of supply. Establish and maintain a robust supplier database and network which fulfills the operational requirements of existing business, and meet the requirement for anticipated new production, business growth, and business changes.
  • Lead team to provide comprehensive sourcing support as well as production solution timely and collaboratively to other function teams during project lifecycle. Responsible for assigning/costing/contracting of suppliers in Vietnam, manage information flow to other functional teams in different locations
  • Be responsible to streamline and improve work processes within sourcing team, to ensure efficiency within and across department. 
  • Lead team to track, manage and improve supplier performance systematically, as well as develop supplier value proactively.
  • Establish and maintain effective and sustainable partnership with suppliers to identify synergy and increase leverage. Regularly reach out to main decision-makers and senior-level representatives at key suppliers to establish and strengthen long-term strategic partnership.
  • Lead costing negotiations with suppliers. Establishing regular review on costing and service standards, identify and drive cost-down/saving initiatives and programs.  Lead team to Develop and improve cost estimating tools.
  • Lead to develop a planning system and create a process flow to allow CS team to record/track/manage production capacity proactively, and to optimize production forecasting and planning. Be one of the major stakeholders to monitor, maintain and improve the system and process flow in this area. 
  • Interface with other internal function teams for major production/quality claims/issues, conduct joint assessment, provide sourcing/costing support, and work collaboratively to develop resolution.
  • Hire, train and manage performance of sourcing team. 
  • Continually monitors industry and technology trends and transfers market knowledge and best practices within and across departments.
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

 Qualifications  

  • University degree or equivalent.
  •  8-10+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Good understanding & knowledge of packaging supply market, supplier management and quality assurance. In depth knowledge in packaging production. 
  • Proven experience managing and partnering with customers and suppliers. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationship with packaging suppliers and internal function teams.
  • Polished presentation and public speaking skills, with ability to adapt presentation style to different stakeholders’ needs.
  • Proven ability to influence individuals at all levels within an organization to change behaviors.
  • Program management skills demonstrating the ability to manage scope, cost, time, quality, risk, resources, and deliverables.
  • Proven ability to analyze and solve complex business problems independently and develop solutions.
  • Ability to work effectively with senior executives in the formulation and implementation of strategies for the organization; influence business results through partnering.
  • Excellent written and oral communications in English and Local language, both verbal and written. Mandarin is plus
  • Ability to travel (frequently), both domestic and overseas
  • Well versed in MS Word, MS Excel, e-mail and internet. Experienced in ERP or E-Supply systems.

 

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