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Head of Materials

  • ​Under the direction of the General Manager, he/she is responsible for effective material
    operations that meet key performance indices to support operations to meet business needs.
    Continuously implanting new initiatives are developed to meet the changing business environmentp
    in particular ensuring global initiatives are supported and all measurements are in place to meet
    these goals. All objectives are to be meeting financial goals in an effective Material planning, Purchasing, Warehouse and Logistic functions.

  • Managing a team of Purchasing staff and provide departmental strategies

  • Responsible for overall staff performance, ensuring strategies are implement and
    execution to ensure shortages are resolved to meet revenue aside managing and driving
    plant wide inventory level

  • Ensuring effective utilization and development of work groups and effective purchasing
    practices for all dealing with suppliers. Adjust practices to meet the changing business

  • Stays informed of economic and business situation to be in line with revenue needs.

  • Assists the Plant Manager in ensuring Global initiatives are implemented making changes in Purchasing organization and improvements in operations

  • Ensuring key metrics are met and monthly reports are submitted on time for review

  • Establish operational indices and ensure all key suppliers are clearly aware of these needs 

  • Responsible for Warehouse operations and ensure that operations are effective in the supply of materials to production, FIFO practices, etc.

  • Ensure security and safety of the warehouse and compliance with regulatory requirements, e.g. EHS, FTA, C-TPAT, ISO in the warehouse as well as good housekeeping

  • Accountable for inventory accuracy, discrepancies are resolved and corrective actions

  • Establish operational indices and ensure all key suppliers are clearly aware of these needs and operate to meet our needs

  • Implement Lean practices in Warehouse operations to maximize warehouse space, utilization & efficiency

  • Ensure Logistics operations are effective in the clearance of cargo to meet revenue needs

  • Review & analyze freight spend, KPI and work with GSBM in the alignment of agreement with suppliers to meet economic transportation model

  • Identify and establish 3PL Warehouse to support Operations, this is a strategy that will directed by Site General Manager

  • Ensure compliance to import & export regulations for all shipment from/to different countries where logistic movements are required

  • Lead and drive changes to Warehouse/Logistics procedures and work flow to improve overall operational efficiency, ensure all procedures are effectively implemented and adhered to

  • Review and approve the purchase requisition, purchase orders and order change

  • Review and approve material quotation


  • Degree in Engineering or related discipline.

  • More than 10 years experience in a Senior Supply Chain role with Materials Management, Inventory Management and/or purchasing in manufacturing environment

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing is an added advantages to this role

  • Good negotiation and interpersonal skills are essential

  • Working knowledge and proficiency in ERP/MRP systems; SAP is a must

  • Strong communication & presentation skills.

  • Proven leadership to overcome roadblocks to drive changes.

  • Ability to challenge status quo & think out-of-box.

  • Disciplined, action-oriented and organized in thought process.

  • High EQ in managing quality crisis and good people skill to influence cross-functional


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature, and level, of the work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

We invite interested candidates to write-in with CV to Lee Shiow Chyn, EA 12C6130/ R1112042 

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a discussion.

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