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Location: Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang (Penang), Malaysia 
Req ID: JR-0000037139


Purchasing Manager

Location: Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang


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·        Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies. 

·        Establish and implement methods and best practices related to the systems and process that support purchasing and material control.

·        Drive the team to ensure meeting department KPI and continue look for opportunity to improve the metrics

·        Assess, manage and mitigate potential risks in supply 

·        Determine quantity and timing of deliveries

·        Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand

·        Adhere to established company policies, procedures, terms and conditions and legal matters that affect purchasing policies

·        Maintains a safe and healthy work environment by implementing, maintaining and aligning company policies that adhere to local, state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations.

·        Coordinate and work with quality, engineering, warehouse and operations to ensure 100% on-time delivery by establishing and monitoring schedule to proactively identify and address any issues.

·        Maintain and provide current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends.

·        Leads by example and motivates people so as to create a challenging, empowering, and collaborative working environment.

·        Good technical writing, documentation, and record keeping skills.

·        Good analytical problem solving ability.

·        Ability to contribute in a cross functional collaborative environment.




·        Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 5 years progressive experience in material management

·        Working knowledge and understanding of ERP/MRP systems and their use in a manufacturing environment.

·        Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

·        Ability to demonstrate solid written and oral communication skills.

·        Good in people management with excellent interpersonal skill and leadership skill



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