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Senior Buyer (Indirect Procurement)

Hong Kong
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Key Responsibilities

  • Develops and drives implementation of Hong Kong/Taiwan, Mainland China and regional / global sourcing strategies for selected categories.
  • Works closely with Regional key stakeholders in understanding needs, objectives and priorities to optimise total cost, quality and service.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders and works cross-functionally in developing and executing sound sourcing strategies in partnership with internal stakeholders and vendors.
  • Understands indirect material spends across the business, analyses category markets and translates into actionable strategies and forward-looking analyses. Identifies, selects and develops suppliers, negotiates contracts within portfolio and supplier base in alignment with RB Global strategy.
  • Establishes strategic relationships with suppliers and implements supplier management strategies. Motivates suppliers to treat the company as preferred customer in presenting innovation and/or cost/efficiency projects.
  • Becomes a key member of Development Markets (DvM) central procurement team that will drive sustained performance and improve procurement effectiveness.
  • Accountable to continuously improve supplier performance including service and quality.
  • Prepares budget assumptions for portfolio in line with DvM Strategies and assumptions.
  • Identifies and monitors risks and opportunities related to each category. Drive the organisation to mitigate identified risks and to quickly implement opportunities adopting creative solutions.
  • Designs, verifies and amends contracts in conjunction with Legal Dept. Special attention is dedicated to protect intellectual property, minimise liabilities, exclusivity period of innovation, ensure availability and cost improvement.
  • Acts to continuously deliver COP improvement and NWC.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree qualified preferably in Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance, Business or other relevant discipline
  • Proven Category Management expertise, within Indirect, ideally with exposure across Marketing and commercial fixed costs
  • Familiar with leading complex, cross-functional, sourcing projects
  • Ability to work in a truly global organisation. Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Chinese. Knowledge of other languages is a plus
  • Unsurpassed negotiation techniques with exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills

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