Associate Sourcing Director, Plant services/CAPEX

Posted 23 Oct 2018

Shanghai - all, Shanghai - China

Req Id 180156


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Title Associated Sourcing Director, Plant services/CAPEX

Report Line: Head of Indirect Sourcing, Greater China

Direct reports: Yes, manage a team size of 3-4 persons

Location: Shanghai

Travel Frequency: Up to 30% in China

Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Manage overall Plant services/CAPEX for China, develop team’s capability on managing CAPEX projects and other strategic initiatives.
  • Develop and implement sourcing & procurement strategies and project saving/cost avoidance pipeline and align with internal business partners from different Business Sectors, i.e. Healthcare, Performance Material and Life Science
  • Act as regional CAPEX category lead to drive category strategy development and global/regional initiatives at regional/local level, and interface with global category network to channel communication and knowledge sharing, further build up category expertise among CAPEX sourcing network in Region APAC.
  • Drive financial contribution, supply security, supplier market innovation and digitalization in responsible areas to add values to business.


  • Build up harmonized CAPEX sourcing process and know-how pool, drive supplier management and operational excellence strategic initiatives on regional and country level.
  • Develop and implement business-effective sourcing strategies and project saving/cost avoidance pipeline aligned with key stakeholders
  • Actively manage and conduct sourcing initiatives with respect to a best-in-class sourcing process, e.g. RFI, RFP, Benchmarking, Price Auction, Fact-Based-Negotiations, and Contracting.
  • Identify and manage risk via structured risk management process and ensure availability of mitigation plans for key projects.
  • Develop and maintain business agreements with suppliers in case of disputes support resolution
  • Provide coaching to team and develop team’s capability on the category expertise to professionally manage their category projects.


    Business Partnership

  • Under the business partnership framework guidance, strive for sourcing excellence and support business priorities to be agile to enable business growth in China market.
  • Ensure effective communication with key stakeholders to gain information on business strategies, priorities & needs and feedback on service quality, to further strengthen business partnership.
  • Engage in a consultative and collaborative manner to develop value added opportunities and joint initiatives with key stakeholders.

 Qualification Requirement:

  • Bachelor degree or above
  • More than 8 years working experience, with more than 5 years working experience related to CAPEX or Engineering project management in international company is strongly preferred
  • Expert knowledge and profound experience in Capex, facility management and MRO etc.
  • Strong capability of analytical skills and strategic thinking.
  • Can work effectively with cross functional team and manage project remotely
  • Strong and high performer is required
  • Professional communication skills along with strong intercultural insights.
  • Leadership and Conflict management skills is required
  • Fluent in both writing and speaking of English is must
  • Be able to master office tools, such as excel, PowerPoint etc.

HR 95593, Functional Area: Procurement


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