As a head of the China team, the Manager Asian Business plays a key role in the supply management group. This position is responsible for managing the commercial relationship with suppliers for a defined portfolio to support deliverables for Customer Service (planning roles to manage inventory and service level), cost reduction, and new product development. In addition, he/she identifies, evaluates, develops, and manages the overall relationship to optimize total system cost and work in support of innovation delivery.
- Supervises all planning roles for Asian business ?Inventory management/potential shortage.
- Supplier Sourcing ? Execute and/or lead cross-functional process to select new suppliers, evaluate the business proposals from selected suppliers, and recommend suppliers for final approval.
- RFI/RFQ ? Prepare and analyze information requests and proposals, and negotiate basic purchase agreements.
- System Maintenance ? Execute conversion of requisitions to Purchase Orders for replenishment of supply.
- Manage all elements of the buying process from PO issuance to material expediting to non-conformance/returns
- Supplier Management ? Communicate expectations, evaluate and develop supplier improvement programs.
- Supply Base Management - Suggest purchasing strategies that will meet Hartz requirements with competitive cost and appropriate risk while supporting Hartz growth plans.
- Project Management - Play a role in New Product Development projects representing the Procurement team.
- Execute tasks assigned to Procurement to meet launch dates of new products.
- Utilize knowledge of the supply base and cost drivers to steer projects towards success.
- Cost Reduction - Continuously evaluate cost-saving opportunities.
- Actively participate in Category Cost Saving Programs
- Recommend/develop solutions to reduce cost via alternate sourcing methods, material substitution or specification improvement.
- Cross-Functional Teamwork - Work with key members of Supply Chain, New Product Development, Marketing, Brand and other business groups to drive projects from inception to launch
- Business Analysis - Analyze business issues related to procurement
- Where appropriate, recommend, develop and drive implementation of agreed solutions via Cross-functional team structures.
EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
- CPIM ? Certified in Production and Inventory Management desired.
- More than 10+ years Supply Chain experience at a CPG company. Pet Industry experience is preferred.
- Working knowledge of Procurement
- Previous experience in Procurement is desired
- Able to effectively work in cross-functional teams
- Able to work in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
- Must set and manage multiple priorities in a changing environment
- Manage projects/tasks simultaneously and deliver results in a timely fashion
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Capable of communicating effectively with suppliers and internal teams and persons
- Good supplier management skills
- Able to effectively manage external relationships on behalf of Hartz
- Basic negotiation skills required and experience with simple supply agreements
- Effective project management skills
- Self-starter, detail-oriented and results-driven
- Strong organization and execution skills
- Strong work ethic and good interpersonal skills
- Possesses a sense of urgency and commitment to delivery results
- Proficient with packaged software (MS Office Suite, Lotus Notes, etc.)
- Experience with a recognized ERP system (SAP, ORACLE, JD Edwards, etc.) desired
- Language Skills: Chinese communication is required.
- Travel10% Domestic
- Required: BachelorDegree in a Business or Science discipline
Job Type: Full-time
- Procurement: 3years
- Supply Chain at a Consumer Products Goods company: 10 years
- Pet Industry: 1year
Required license or certification:
- CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)