Work with Engineering & Product Marketing teams to identify, select, and engage with suppliers to ensure market and cost competitiveness for NPI projects.
Send out RFQ to ODMs/suppliers. Collaboratively with the team, make the ODM/supplier selection for a new project.
Implement supplier-sourcing strategies to ensure high quality, on time delivery, and cost competitiveness.
Support the planning, design and operational activities; work closely with Product Line Manager & Engineering Teams as well as internal Finance and Legal Departments.
Responsible for strategic supplier relationships that achieve cost –effective procurement decisions and overall business plan objectives.
Lead all aspects of supplier negotiations, including contract terms, pricing and performance management.
Responsible for cost-negotiation and supplier-management from pre-NPI, Mass-Production, and all the way to EOL, for any particular product.
Requirements & Qualifications
Excellent written & verbal communication, engagement, and interpersonal skills.
Understanding of market trends, supply chain management, accounting, and business operations.
Excellent excel and math skills.
Exceptional negotiation experiences, knowledge of standard procurement practices, knowledge of contracts, diplomacy, and strong ability to lead cross-functional project teams.
Ability to work in as fast – paced, entrepreneurial environment
Ability to maintain perspective and confidence in face of difficult price negotiations, exceptionally tight deadlines, and expectations.
Analytical thinker with a positive attitude and flexibility to accommodate evolving business needs.
Decision-Making: Must be able to assimilate the information gathered by yourself and others (internal & external) to make decisions.
5 + years industry experience encompassing purchasing, project management and supplier management.
BS/BA/BEng degree plus 5-10 years experience or equivalent
Fluent in English and Mandarin.