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Senior Buyer

Date: Oct 1, 2021

Location: Muntinlupa City, National Capital Region (NCR), PH, 1781 Yeosu, Jeollanam-do, KR, 59614

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

Responsible for sourcing and procuring Direct materials (raw materials, packaging and energy) and Indirect goods and services (capital, professional services,  MRO,) across the Asia Pacific region

Major Responsibilities

  • Support Grace’s safety culture and demonstrate leadership in achieving an accident-free environment
  • Fully understand, comply and enforce Grace Source to Pay policies and procedures across the organization
  • Systematically gather and maintain industry and market intelligence relating to key goods and services
  • Demonstrated proficiency managing capital projects in a mature stage gate process environment
  • Develop value acrretive strategies for regional managed capital projects ($25-200k spend), negotiate and formulate the regional contracts to achieve effective project execution
  • Monitor and analyze regional managed raw materials and indirect sub-category markets to mitigate the supply risks and reach the lowest total cost ownership
  • Support the execution of the category strategies developed by the Global Strategic Sourcing team and implement favorable supply agreements where appropriate to protect Grace
  • Issue Purchase orders, track open orders, and expedite orders as necessary
  • Pursue consolidation of the supply base to reduce complexity
  • Work cross-functionally within the ISC organization and other support functions such as R&D, EHS, Quality, Product Stewardship and Marketing
  • Develop and manage effective relationships with local suppliers
  • Drive continuous, incremental change and where possible, step-change improvement to achieve leading edge performance while delivering cost reduction and cash flow productivity and efficiency improvement within the region
  • Hold suppliers accountable for performance and continuous improvement including response time, delivery performance, and quality improvement, cost control and cost reduction
  • Support global and regional communication by preparing reports, analyses and presentation materials and representing procurement in business reviews, meetings and conference calls
  • Support Category Management to communicate sourcing strategies, plans and results to all relevant stakeholders as needed and develop and maintain close working relationships with business management, Planning, Operations and R&D to ensure appropriate alignment with business goals
  • Foster a team environment that develops strong business and professional relationships with key internal stakeholders and external partners

Key Performance Measures:

  • Supply Security
  • Price forecasting for regional managed sub-categories
  • Negotiation
  • Productivity
    • Cost Reduction
    • Cost Avoidance
    • Cash Flow Improvement
  • Inventory Optimization
    • Consignment Implementation
  • Business Communication and Alignment

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or above) in chemical or supply chain-related field. 

Preferred Competencies

  • Minimum 5 years work experience in a world-class manufacturing company including a minimum of 3 years of managing capital projects 
  • Strong teamwork orientation
  • Broad and extensive background in both indirect and direct material sourcing and procurement with the ability to think strategically
  • Business savvy with strong internal and external negotiating skills
  • Able to critically review and negotiate supply contracts and possess a strong understanding of standard contract terms and terminology
  • Capable of managing and prioritizing multiple tasks
  • Analytical and data-driven approach to problem-solving
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office® suite and SAP
  • Good written and oral communication/presentation skills including both oral and written fluency in English and Korean