Supply Chain Specialist

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Supply Chain Specialist

Our client is looking for Supply Chain Specialists to work at their sites in Shanghai and Suzhou, China.

Job Description

Supply Chain Specialists
China- x1 Shanghai, x2 Suzhou
Competitive salary

Our client requires 3 Supply Chain specialists responsible for Order Management and Supply Chain Project Management for operations in Suzhou and Shanghai, China.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Manage the purchase orders for varieties of materials and supplies from Purchase Order Placement to Shipment out of China.
- Ensure good supplier Safety, Quality and Delivery performance.
- Manage key supplier's Production and Delivery plans and supplier's Scalability (Capacity Increase/Decrease) Plans.
- Lead Process Improvement activities for suppliers at their facilities.
- Interface with Logistics service providers (3PL, Freight Forwarders, etc) to assist suppliers in solving any Logistics related issues.
- Responsible for data collection and analysis for vendor On-Time Delivery performance measurement.
- Lead periodic meetings with key vendors to follow up and manage all ongoing activities and open actions.
- Negotiate with approved vendors and/or select new suppliers for qualification in conjunction with the Supply Chain Manager.
- Work closely with the Quality team guarantee supplier "Quality at the Source" and resolution of supplier non-conformances.
- Constantly communicate with suppliers; consistently follow up on expected deliverable (e.g. production schedules, inspection plans, etc).
- Responsible for Supplier interface and relationship management.
- May recommend new developments in materials and supplies and on improving quality and cost of purchased product.
- Perform complex duties and exercise judgement for decision making and problem solving.
- Execute special projects, as assigned by the Supply Chain Manager.

Accountabilities: (Deliverables)

- Manage the supply chain of Forum China in accordance to the Company rules, regulations and objectives, in conjunction with the Supply Chain Manager.

Reporting Relationships:
- Supply Chain Manager
- Vendors
- Suppliers

Required Qualifications & Skills:

- Must be fluent in English and Mandarin and able to travel domestically and internationally, as required.
- Previous experience within a similar role.
- Project management skills are highly preferred.
- Thorough knowledge of total supply chain activities.
- Knowledge of the (related) local supply market is highly preferred.
- Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering knowledge.
- Understanding of chemical, physical, and technical properties of steel.
- Degree in Business Management or Supply Chain or equivalent.
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Good interpersonal and communication. Ability to deliver written communications in in a very structured and objective manner.
- Good organisational skills.
- Strong negotiation skills.
- Good analytical skills.
- Apply knowledge of purchasing practices, principles and procedures.
- ERP/MRP experience.
- Must be able to work independently, with little to no direct supervision and properly interact with other functional areas.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and Project.

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Key Consultant

Deborah McFarlane

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I have worked in Aberdeen for 15 years, specialising in the recruitment of senior professionals in the oil and gas executive market. Every day I always try to add the personal touch to whatever I do.  Working in the oil and gas sector I have built long lasting relationships with my clients and candidates.