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Category Sourcing Manager

Date:  May 26, 2023

Shanghai, CN

Job Function:  Operations
Business Unit:  China Regional Office

Role Details


Business, Location:


Shanghai, China



Category Sourcing Manager

Primary Purpose:


Establish OI Service Parts Inventory in country through global sourcing to develop and lead business relationship with suppliers by implementing RFQ (Request for Quotation) & price comparison, negotiate price and commercial terms according to Group Strategic Sourcing policies and procedures.



Key Responsibilities

  • Supplier selection and local sourcing strategy setting for service parts.
  • Understand local service parts inventory and implementation of procurement processes.
  • Responsible for signing and management of general purchasing conditions agreement, frame contract with suppliers.
  • Lead the tasks of auditing, evaluating new supplier and existing suppliers with other departments together, also the supplier management at daily works.
  • Supplier quality, service, relationships and performance to agreed cost base as appropriate.
  • Contracting, contract management, and risk assessment.
  • Monitor supplier’s performance and support supplier to make improvement.
  • Completion of other tasks or projects assigned by management.


Indicative Performance Measures

  • Supplier development
  • Cost reduction
  • OTD
  • Quality Performance
  • Lead time from PR to PO



Person Specification – Essential requirements unless stated.


Education / Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree or above in mechanical or electrical engineering or equivalent


Professional Skills/ Abilities:


  • Complete understanding of sourcing policies and procedures
  • Strategic, analytical, with good researching skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work and build supplier relationships
  • Excellent project management, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Understanding of commercial & financial aspects of direct / indirect
  • Familiar with procurement process, supplier evaluation, quality system.


Personal Qualities:


  • Proactive and dynamic, drive sense of urgency.
  • Good teamwork in a matrixed organization and can work under pressure.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.