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Subcon Management Senior Manager


Job Type

Full Time, Permanent

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Job description

In this role, you will partner with internal stakeholders to build comprehensive view of subcon performance for continued sourcing success. You will lead the development and implementation of category strategies and projects related but not limited to cost reduction initiatives, supply base optimization, and contract negotiation. This is accomplished through building and maintaining strategic subcon relationships to meet needs according to category strategies.


Also, you will engage in subcon benchmarking analysis such as “Should cost” to formulate and lead and execute strategies to optimize cost, supply, and quality. Additional responsibilities include negotiating terms, conditions and pricing to leverage spend, leading and participating in department projects, serving as a primary contact for industry and subcon information, and acting as a mentor for other members within the Procurement organization.



  • Perform all commercial related subjects like pricing, contract management, rebate, subcons qualification and other activities to ensure the commercial development of strategic suppliers

  • Own and manage overall Strategic Subcon relationships while effectively resolving subcon performance & capability issues to ensure alignment with strategic direction

    • Communicate key subcon management updates and decisions to multiple levels in the organization including Executive Leadership

    • Enlist senior management, when appropriate, to help reinforce commitment and involvement from suppliers

  • Collaborate internally to drive and develop key performance measures/metrics for Strategic Subcons     and monitor subcon performance against these expectations to ensure continuous subcons improvement.

    • Partner with key internal stakeholders (EMS Solution Materials/MEM) teams to ensure PTP for BOM parity & capacity allocation/forecast planning for the company products to subcon partners.

    • Ensure subcons comply with the company code-of-conduct programs and corporate social responsibility initiatives like RBA compliances

  • Serve as the center of knowledge for assigned Subcon category and share knowledge with key stakeholders and members of the category teams to enable more effective planning, forecasting and execution

    • Utilize should-cost models for assigned categories that are benchmarked and relevant to the global marketplace

    • Provide Subcon market intelligence and Subcon category price trends to relevant internal stakeholders on a disciplined schedule

  • Utilize should-cost models for assigned categories that are benchmarked and relevant to the global marketplace

  • Lead in organizing and delivering on strategic supplier events, such as Quarterly Business Reviews, Annual Supplier Evaluations, and Executive Review Meetings


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Procurement & Supply Chain in Subcon Management  (1st priority), Engineering or Operation (2nd priority) and Business (3rd priority)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Able to work independently or with a cross functional team

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications

  • Business or communication training

  • Strong relationship skills

  • Negotiation training or experience

  • Familiar with performance management techniques

  • Experience working in a small team environment

  • Ability to lead without direct authority

  • Experience working at executive levels both internally and externally

  • Professional Procurement Certification (ISM, APICS, other) – preferred

  • B.S. degree in Buinsess/Business Administration, Management, Supply Chain, Engineering or related field.

  • M.S./M.B.A. degree in Finance, Accounting, Mathematics or related field of study (preferred) Site: Penang


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

Lee Shiow Chyn

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