Published on 29/12/2021




Job Description:

Job title:
Procurement Team Head (Ningbo)
Name of job holder:
SCM & Procurement
Signature job holder & date:
Signature hierarchical head & date: Signature functional head & date:
A. Purpose /Role of the job /: Describe in 1 phrase what contribution the job is expected to make
to the organisation’s objectives
Lead and direct all procurement activities to secure sustainable competitive direct material (for raw
materials) and indirect materials for stable and continuous operation of ABS 5 & 6 in accordance
with company goals and strategies
Develop new procurement technology and process to improve cost efficiency and working
conditions in the segment of direct and indirect procurement
Achieve the target of cost saving and cost avoidance by developing new contracting & sourcing
strategy and suppler management
Develop tools/strategy to achieve procurement sustainability in accordance with company strategy
B. Environment/Context/Complexity of the job: Describe the most important internal and
external factors influencing the job
Internal factors:
• Compliance with Group policies, guidelines and DOA.
• Manage the procurement for two plants and two offices.
• Frequent change of production plan vs low inventory target.
• Multi-functional communications and coordination.
External factors:
• Highly volatile supply market trends to secure stable procurement
• Business uncertainty increases
• Price forecast under volatile market
• Volume securing under tight supply situation
• Complicated diversification process internally and externally due to enhancing regulation for
Health and Safety
C. Responsibilities/ Accountabilities of the job: Describe the main results expected from the job
1. Key Result Areas :
Procurement of Direct Spend (Raw materials & Packaging materials) for SAM site and Kaimen project
Major Activities:
■ Price forecast for major raw materials with key market drives
■ Market analysis (Supply & demand balance) and market intelligence (competitors, suppliers, RMs)
■ Develop sustainable competitive advantage by cost leadership
■ Choosing between contracts and open market purchase (spot)
■ Negotiation and contracting
■ Review contracts and propose to related management to get approval sign after review with legal team
& tax team
■ Selection, evaluation and development of reliable suppliers
■ Price simulation to verify contract condition
■ Reduction of single sourcing situations (Raw material diversification)
■ Buy at optimal conditions and securing supply sources with reliable partners
■ Work with sales and manufacturing to find new materials and alternate raw materials to meet
customer needs and delivery times.
■ set up cost saving plan and execution
■ Benchmark raw material price
■ Planning inventory level for major raw materials under the fluctuated market to save cost
■ Ensure the coordination with the logistics functions
■ verify all purchase orders and release it in the SAP system
■ Reporting market developments and pricing trends to internal customers
(Set up market data base and update them regularly)
■ Cost planning of all raw materials to set up operational planning
■ Provide major raw material market trends to management and relevant people every week
■ Lead subordinates to maintain and follow up purchasing standards related
1) Maintain stable supply without operation interruption, 2) Cost saving from procurement activity
2. Key Result Areas:
Procurement of Indirect Spend for SAM site and Kaimen project
Major Activities:
■ Review and conduct research market and supplier.
■ Guide subordinates to achieve saving potential.
■ Negotiate for final purchasing price with vendor when it is needed.
■ verify all purchase orders and release it in the SAP system
Purchasing with the best price, requested quality and on time delivery
3. Key Result Areas:
People Management
Major Activities:
■ Plan and control the team and manpower requirements, headcount and budget.
■ set up training plan (on-the-job, in-house and/or external training program) in order to improve the
working efficiency, quality and professional skills of the team member.
■ Recommend and implement continuous improvement initiatives to improve operational excellence
and customer satisfaction.
■ Provide feedback and reinforcement to team members regarding development needs and
opportunities, and secures resources to support development efforts.
■ Ensure policies, and processes, and business practices comply with and are maintained in accordance
to Global and regional standards.
Well-motivated Team and form the best/effective organization
D. Dimensions: Describe the most representative figures of the job (for example: number of staff,
budget you’re responsible for, number of projects,)
Facts Number or amount in USD
Procurement of direct & indirect spend 400 mUSD/year (estimated with SNB spending)
• Procurement coverage of raw material 1millton/year
• Major RMs : SM 370kt , AN 110kt, BD 100kt
• Other RMs (about 20 material) : 21kt
• Packaging material & Maintenance and Repair
• Service contracts for 3rd party labor, trucking etc
Number of staff 7 FTE
Supervision of staff: Give the number of people you supervise (“Direct” means that they report
directly to you, “Indirect” means they report to someone who reports to you.)
Direct Indirect Total
7 0 7
E. Main contacts /Interfaces: What are the internal en external contacts you have, necessary for
reaching your results?
Who Frequency of contacts My role in those
Purpose of contacts
Suppliers Daily Negotiate for cost
saving & check
market/supplier status
Negotiation / gathering
Production Team Weekly Information sharing Production issue /
supplier diversification
Logistics Team Weekly Information sharing Logistics service
contract & inbound
goods issue
QC Team Weekly Information sharing Quality issue for RMs /
supplier diversification
Maintenance Team Weekly Final decision of
supplier & condition
TBE / Equipment
Global Procurement Weekly Information sharing Category strategy /
Information sharing
F. Required profile:
Level of education & Knowledge:
• Bachelor’s Degree, preferable in Business administration or chemical engineering
• General Knowledge of chemical industry characteristics
• Understanding of global/regional/country petrochemical supply and demand balance and trade
• Understanding of Logistics especially bulk(liquid/gas) cargo
Experience in general: At least 10 years relevant working experience
Technical skills:
• Production and Processing -- Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, costs, and other
techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
• Procurement experience – Technical material, maintenance material and service
• Contracting strategy development
• SHE practices
Competencies, Behavioral skills: (acc. to competency profile and required level of descriptions)
• Leadership
• Striving for Achievement/Result Orientation
• Strategic thinking
• Communication
• Professional negotiation
G. Performance indicators: Describe the criteria allowing to measure to what extent results are
achieved - related to the accountabilities
• On-time delivery of all procurement items for Kaimen project and SAM operation
• Cost saving and Cost avoidance in USD with target
• No operation interruption by direct/Indirect procurement
• RM inventory management as targeted
• SAP master data management – Vendor master, PR/PO/OLA

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