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Buyer 3, Procurement

Location: Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang (Penang), Malaysia 
Req ID: JR-0000038672


Buyer (Direct Material – Global Commodity Management of Target)

Location: Bayan Lepas, Penang

We’re looking for a dynamic Buyer (Direct Material – GCM of Target) with a passion to innovate and help shape the future of data.

In this position, the individual will work with GCM and site related department to enhance material’s quality, cost competitiveness, supplier optimization and other supply chain opportunities. Manage suppliers at strategic level and support site procurement operation team’s efficiency. The knowledge in related material/component market or working experience can be shared on the different commodities with add value.
  • Support GCM on critical worldwide project management (data collection/analysis/reporting) : Cost Saving (Total Cost of Ownership & Should Cost Model) , Dual/multiple sourcing, Risk management; Inventory Management Program;
  • Support GCM on supplier management: half-yearly Supplier performance review and related supporting work
  • Provide support to GCM on reporting, contracts management, supplier visit, meeting coordination & management review preparation;
  • Resolve commodity related issue with local procurement and operation team under guidance of GCM
  • Improve current materials sourcing matrix and optimize supplier selection and evaluation process with GCM
  • Develop and maintain good and effective working relationships with all internal customers and external suppliers

  • Bachelor degree in materials, finance or related engineering (Target, Precious Metals and Chemicals)      
  • Minimum 3-5 year experiences in sourcing and supplier management; Strong data analysis capability
  • Experience in supplier quality management or quality control, process control, or manufacturing material design will be an added advantage.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills in both oral and written English
  • Strong problem resolving and project management skill
  • Ability to work under a high working pressure, time constraints and in a multi-task environment
  • High integrity and good team work                                                                                             

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