Purchasing Team Lead
14d ago

Job Description

The Purchasing Team Lead provides regional functional leadership and management responsibility for Manila Purchasing team, and has accountability for the effective and efficient processing of the Global Center’s Purchasing / Sourcing process that is part of the Procure to Pay function.

  • supervises 11 Purchasing staff, 6 directly (Purchasing supervisor, and buyers)
  • services multicultural organizations, one regional market / two countries
  • Purchasing

    Management of purchasing, tactical buying, sourcing and supplier management activities to achieve cost-efficient, accurate and on time purchases, including compliance to Continental purchasing policies.

    Management of supplier accreditation activities (SCOUT, SCOC), customer / supplier support and issue resolution related to requisitions, purchase orders and goods receipts.

    Monthly Reporting

    Purchasing performance report

    Continuous Improvement

    Identify, drive and sustain Purchasing process improvements and cost efficiency

    Lead implementation of technology-related process improvement opportunities (e.g., new SAP version, CEOS, purchasing catalogs, etc)

    Lead future Purchasing work migration

    People Management

    Plan, organize, lead and control the work of the North America Purchasing team to ensure that objectives are achieved and services are delivered to the customers / stakeholders.

    Manage the performance of NA Purchasing team members, including hiring, training, coaching, performance correcting (disciplinary actions), career planning and salary recommendations.

    Service Delivery

    Responsible for delivering results on Service Level Agreements and related Key Performance Indicators.


    Act as SAP Purchasing Module Key User

    Required Knowledge

  • Sourcing, purchasing and negotiation skills
  • Problem solving and decision making tools and techniques
  • Communication skills, including presentation
  • Lean manufacturing principles, six sigma, value engineering
  • SAP knowledge and use
  • Human relations skills (leading teams, conflict management, networking, communications)
  • Total Cost Management
  • Required Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Business or Engineering
  • Preferably a CPM or CPIM
  • 5+ years of work experience in purchasing and sourcing
  • cross functional experience in other supply chain functions
  • experience in process improvement activities
  • SAP knowledge and work experience
  • At least 1 year project management experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • 3+ years of leadership experience
  • Understanding and application of POLC theories and principles
  • Change management
  • Experience in working with international teams
  • Understanding of different cultures
  • Big Six Capabilities

    1. Vision - Leading Change

    2. Entrepreneurship - Quality Orientation

    3. Execution - Delivering Results

    4. Drive - Leading and steering

    5. Learning - Coaching Others

    6. Interaction - Fostering Teamwork

    What we offer

    Allowances : Transportation, meal, telecom and deminimis

    Reimbursements : medical / optical and critical transportation

    Health : HMO, Group Life Insurance and Investment fund


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