Asia Sourcing Manager


Asia Sourcing Manager

  • 上海

A Famous Company from the USA with Tool Products

Our client is from USA, is an internationally active, owner-managed company that has 100 years of experience and operates successfully in the industrial sectors as well as in the fields of Consumer tools & Equipment sector.As the world market leader for tools and equipment with more than 15 faclities by local and supply our cross-industry partners worldwide. .In China, they  set up business center  in Suzhou and South China , now with the business expansion, they are looking for Asia Sourcing Manager.

Title: Asia Sourcing Manager
Report to : Asia Operation Director

Location: Shanghai


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Supplier Sourcing strategy, analysis and process improvement (30%)

—   Study and know well tool and equipments products and required commodities.

—   Work out Asia supplier Sourcing strategy and ensure its execution

—   Implement and maintain global commodity strategies

—   Continuous improve sourcing process and ensure cross functional alignment

—   Lead supplier performance review and improvement

—   Leading potential suppliers and technologies screening, sharing the knowledge with Product Managers and NPD


  • Cost Management (20%)

—   Responsible for total spend in purchasing with assigned supplier in accordance with goals

—   Review requests, solicit bids and prepare documentation relative to supplier and prices for sourcing projects

—   Should cost analysis on quotes and price and negotiate to achieve a reasonable competitive price.

—   Facilitate TCO mythology to implement global sourcing projects.

—   Annual cost review with current suppliers, seek regular cost saving opportunities.

—   Work with global sourcing team for resourcing projects to achieve cost saving target.

—   Actively review global spending and product specifications, identify and propose cost saving opportunities to improve corporate EBIDTA.

—   Maintain accurate price and vendor information in SAP system.


  • Supplier Management (20%)

—   Overall be responsible for suppliers’ commercial relationship management, to be the “owner” of a Suppliers contract and to act as an ambassador of the company; both internally and externally.

—   Negotiate and enter agreements with suppliers in accordance with the company global sourcing strategy and policies, such as: NDA, Supplier agreement, Development agreement, Code of conduct etc.

—   Be responsible for supplier performance management by using supplier Score card and supplier performance review tools.

—   Regularly supplier base strategy review to determine business strategy with suppliers.

—   Suppliers risk assessment and execute the mitigation plan.

—   Continuously ensure that product quality from suppliers is in accordance with defined specifications

—   Manage Vendor’s capacity in long horizon (1-3 years) and support delivery in short term supply constraints.


  • Project Management (20%)

—   Take lead for resourcing project, NPI project and cost saving project.

—   Accountable for all projects from supplier side.

—   Project schedule and milestone control.

—   Project risk highlight and mitigation

—   Regular project communication and reporting.


  • Team Management (10%)

—   Coaching and leading competence development of team members ensuring that the competences match with business requirements

—   Develop and upgrade team members’ competency.

—   To build a teamwork, transparent, efficient and effective sourcing team.




  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, International Trade. MBA is a plus.


Knowledge & Experience:

Ÿ  10-15 years’ experience within Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain or Purchasing, preferably in manufacturing, and act as a team leader for at least 5 years.

Ÿ  Experience from working in an international environment with negotiating contracts, transfer of technical sourcing projects to China and developing strategic partnerships.

Ÿ  Experience from Quality and/or Engineering positions earlier in the career is a plus



Ÿ  Sourcing strategy and supply base management

Ÿ  Technical understand on normal manufacturing processes

Ÿ  Familiar with should cost analysis, TCO tools to do cost analysis.

Ÿ  Big overall picture thinking

Ÿ  Persuading, influencing and negotiation skills

Ÿ  Good communicator both verbally and in writing

Ÿ  Aggressive and be able to challenge internal team member and suppliers

Ÿ  Active, autonomous, unremitting

Ÿ  Able to complete responsibilities in a timely, professional and quality manner

Ÿ  Be able to make decision on vague business situation

Ÿ  Virtual team management and cross-cultural collaboration, team player

Ÿ  Integrity personality

Ÿ  Fluency in English, both verbally and in writing

Ÿ  Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel-with charting, PowerPoint, Access) and data management software (SAP preferred).




Available to work on site as required by job; eligible for domestic and international travel several times per year up to two weeks’ duration.

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