Manager Asian Business


Secaucus, NJ

Industry: Business Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 315 days ago

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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.


  • 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

Job Location:

  • Secaucus, NJ

Required license or certification:

  • CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)