Mead Johnson Nutrition Asia Sourcing Specialist (On Contract) in Singapore Headquarters, Singapore

Asia Sourcing Specialist (On Contract)



The Asia Sourcing Category Officer is responsible for identifying, developing and implementing

Purchasing strategies for MJ Asia region to ensure :

•The category maintains its competitive position in the industry through cost efficient purchases

of raw and / or packaging materials or services i.e. third party manufacturing and brokerage company ;

•and the effective and timely sourcing of raw and / or packaging materials or services critical to the continuous business operation of the company and in accordance with established policies and procedures.


Formulate long-term sustainable Purchasing policies and programs

•Coordinate with MJ Global and Local Purchasing organizations on policies and procedures pertaining

to Purchasing

•Ensure compliance to policies and procedures and actively educate customers on such policies and

procedures governing purchases

•Revise existing policies and procedures to offer better service and options to customers


•Identify and develop sources for new ingredients who has sufficient capacity and shall comply with

our Quality expectations and requirements.

•Develops and establishes primary specifications and criteria with R&D for the sourcing of new materials to support new product formulation

•Negotiates specifications with potential vendors

•Ensures new materials will consistently meet specifications and special requirements as required by

Quality and R&D


•Sources and procures raw and / or packaging materials by effectively negotiating with vendors on quality, price, terms of payments , timing and manner of shipment to guarantee the most advantageous purchases for the MJ Asia markets.

•Plans thoroughly sourcing of raw and / or packaging materials to secure uninterrupted supply at the best possible cost while supporting Inventory Control.

•Establish competitive pricing of fair market value via the sourcing process and maintain through long

term agreements.

•Develop/maintain competition for raw and packaging materials.

•Monitor, analyze and report purchase price variance and impact against financial commitments

•Prepare robust contract terms and conditions. Communicate, plan and manage implementation of

contract with Local purchasing


•Identifies , recommends, implements and monitors cost reduction opportunities through continuous development and recommendation of alternate or substitute use for raw and packaging materials or vendors in conformity with company standards.

•Evaluates regularly current practices and standards and introduces innovative ideas on sourcing strategies : alternative source, alternative method of purchase, e.g. FOB vs CIF ; alternative logistics charging procedures ; alternative mode of packaging.

•Lobbies duty rate reduction and timely applies for duty drawback from government agencies


•Ensures availability of raw & packaging materials critical for the continuous operation of the

manufacturing facility by :

•Coordinating with Local purchasing prompt and proper implementation of purchase plans and


•Strategically planning the sourcing by monitoring regularly and effectively assessing the local /

global supply / demand and price trends of commodity , raw & / or packaging materials, local or

foreign sourced.

•Recommend and implement short-term commodity procurement activities to benefit from any

opportunity that may arise in the local or global market in context of the company’s

operation necessity.

•Identify opportunities to develop new and existing sources, vendors, materials and other

approaches to continuously stabilize the company’s supply base.

•Develop and execute supply risk management plans.


•Ensures vendor’s capability and reliability to deliver quality materials via proper evaluation of

plant capacity. Develops new supplier and provides assistance to vendor where a potentially

competitive vendor may need such assistance in terms of improvement in technology,

processes, and process control and overall quality management system.

•Evaluates and monitors Vendor overall performance to guarantee consistency in quality and

timeliness of deliveries. Where necessary, recommends, initiates and ensures action plans are

carried out to correct failures in performance.


•Regularly monitors, reviews and studies internal and external situations , market supply,

demand conditions, local / global events, tariff rulings and technology updates / improvements

that may likely to affect cost and cost parameters of raw and packaging materials.

•Ensures timely communication of position and risk and recommendation.

•Develops and recommends the price forecast for business / financial planning purpose.

•Regularly obtains and maintains information, e.g. via internet, foreign periodicals or market

reports, etc. to enable better assessment of price and supply forecasts.

•Analyzes and reports internal spend data.


•Ensures Purchasing practices and activities are consistent with Purchasing SOPs, corporate

policies and programs and are in compliance with the highest ethical standards.

•Develops and gains alignment on regional sourcing strategies.



Educational Attainment Requirement•Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or related

Management courses

Professional background•Must have a sound knowledge of good purchasing and

business practices

•Awareness of major market trends in area of expertise

•Understanding of cost structures and vendors' processes

•Preferably has background on: Sourcing and.or Purchasing,

Cost analysis, Materials and Supply Management, Project


•Knowledgeable in SAP transaction and reporting

Expected Areas of Competence•Must possess excellent negotiation skills and above average

analytical skills

•Knowledge on import/ export procedures and implications on international purchasing and supply logistics

•Must possess good project management skills

•Special ability to influence other people is a major advantage

•Expediency and sense of urgency in work assignments

•Has a uncompromising value for integrity and the highest level of ethical and professional conduct

•Superior leadership skills

•Can comprehend technical requirements

•Superior oral and written communication skills

•Highly proficient in computer software/ programs as a tool for analysis and presentation

•Has ability to apply appropriate sourcing methodology

•Computer literate

•Dependable with a high degree of credibility and integrity

•Can work long hours if necessary (especially when dealing with foreign vendors and global sourcing team in different time zones)

•Team player

•Has entreprenural mindset

•Self-motivated with a winning attitude

Job Procurement

Primary Location: Singapore-Singapore-Singapore Headquarters

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 17-May-2017

Relocation Provided: No

Region: Asia

Req ID: 04309