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Purchasing Manager

Schneider Electric Asia Pacific Limited

  • Company Industries:Engineering - Electrical / Electronic / Mechanical

Job Information

  • Post Date:2016-10-12
  • Location:Not Specified
  • Salary:Salary provided
  • Employment Type:Full Time, Permanent
  • Job Function:Electrical / Electronics  Engineering Project Management  Electronics  
  • Benefits:Dental insurance  Double pay  Five-day work week  Flexible working hours  Life insurance

Job Description


In charge of supporting all the Purchasing aspects during the new product development phase at Offer Creating Process (OCP) & Offer Fulfillment Process (OFP) purchasing activities for BUY products (i.e. ODM, CDM,), with an efficient supplier selection and management process. He/She also ensures that the Project, R&D and Purchasing teams permanently maintain and develop a WW panel of Best in Class suppliers matching with EcoBuilding-Video upcoming growth challenges. He/she is a strong team player in the Global EcoBuilding Supply Chain, and R&D teams as well as the Purchasing community and recognized as a market expert.


  • Purchasing for all ODM finished products for video line-of-business being developed
  • Negotiate, optimize and reduce the total cost to ensure best competitiveness from day 1 till end-of-life
  • Negotiate and optimize supply chain and logistics terms & conditions, including MOQ and lead time
  • Drive contract negotiation & finalization with suppliers. Set up contract with legal department
  • Identify gaps in terms of suppliers between needs and reality and conduct marketing activities to drive and keep the best-in class supplier panel and sourcing strategy
  • Align OCP project sourcing target with the current video purchasing strategy, focusing on strategic suppliers
  • Push co-development with suppliers and early supplier involvement, bring supplier market view to projects
  • Assess the Purchasing needs (incl. resources) for the projects in coordination with other functions and the project team
  • Deliver the Purchasing activities as per BLLMP, manage the cost commitment, timely deliveries and Supplier Management
  • Purchasing Support to projects developed in EcoBuilding Video business and Single Point of Contact (SPoC) for OTM, PMP and PEP
  • Drive supplier on productivity – QVE (Quality Value Extraction) through suppliers and with support from internal resources
  • Lead and drive supplier evaluation and development
  • Identify new technologies required for new designs.
  • Understand product design/function to guide design options to best available supplier
  • Provide local market intelligence and align with project requirements to build an efficient sourcing strategies
  • Competitive analysis is a must


  • Master degree in International Business / MBA or appropriate experience (in Engineering or Supply Chain or equivalent education on top of commercial background is a clear advantage)
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in a purchasing team of MNC
  • Experienced & independent leader in ODM/OEM purchasing
  • Best-in-class Purchasing processes
  • Project Management expertise
  • Project purchasing &/or R&D is a plus
  • Quality management and expertise (Black belt or equivalent is a plus)
  • Supply chain and manufacturing processes (SPS)
  • Spoken and written fluent communication in English & Chinese
  • Capability of handling multiple and conflicting priorities and effectively prioritize tasks in a fast-paced work environment
  • At ease in cross functional project mode

We offer attractive remuneration package to the successful candidates. Interested parties please submit your application with your full resume and expected salary. 

(Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purpose only)

Applications will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only. The Company will retain the applications for a maximum period of six months and may refer suitable applicants to other vacancies within the Group.

Company Info

About Schneider Electric


Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.


With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.


In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.


We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at
every moment.




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