Agilent Technologies, Inc. SAPK CrossLab Services Procurement Specialist in Singapore, Singapore


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You will be a member of the SAPK CSO Lab Enterprise sourcing/procurement team, working hand-in-hand with the multiple functions across Korea, SEAsia and Australia/New Zealand

You will be an integral part of the Laboratory Enterprise Operations team with leading focus on managing inventory, supplier order, cost and quality management performance.

You would lead the drive to effect targeted and measurable improvement in the profitability of the supplier portion of the business thru activities including but not limited to negotiation, alternate sourcing and leverage of critical mass.

Job Description

  • Influence, impact to optimize the aftermarket supplier spend across Korea, SEAsia and AustralAsia

  • Participate in projects/assignments requiring coordination with other internal functions and external suppliers

  • Drive results based negotiation to achieve financial performance improvement target

  • In collaboration with local teams actively identify, evaluate and assimilate alternative suppliers across the region.

  • Engage global sourcing and procurement organizations to leverage best practices as well savings realized thru leverage of critical mass

  • Develop then leverage a pool of partner suppliers to enable quotations from multiple sources for reasons of competitive as well financial compliance needs

  • Evaluate, analyse and migrate suppliers to right size terms and conditions with suppliers leveraging critical mass

  • Monitor, analyse and report on supplier spend providing then actioning the analysis to achieve profit improvement

  • Actively participate in supplier management and supplier quality initiatives

  • Develops and negotiates the appropriate contracts that protects Agilent’s interests; gets the best total cost, and minimizes business risk. Review and discuss their business recovery plan and succession plan if this is a critical part or supplier.

  • Ensure any requested spend (i.e. Purchase Requisitions) have had proper due diligence performed prior to approval submission

  • Serve as an integral part of the Enterprise Business Development, Implementation and Execution teams from perspective of supplier management and spend.

  • Work closely with internal cross-functional partners for fulfilling end customer’s requirements and achieve customer satisfaction.

  • Bachelors or Master Degree or University Degree or equivalent

  • Minimum of 5 to 8 years procurement experience in laboratory environment in Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Life Science industries.

  • Proficiency with ERP system. (SAP preferred)

  • Strong knowledge of the planning, purchasing, and inventory management processes.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively within a diversified multi-cultural environment.

  • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills.

  • Proven track record of success in building collaborative working relationship and exceeding business and operational objectives.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

Agilent is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 23/May/17

Requisition: 2071576

Job Title: SAPK CrossLab Services Procurement Specialist

Business: Agilent CrossLab Group

Job Category: Support / Service

Job Sub-Category: Consulting

Region: Asia Pacific

Country or Area: Singapore

State/Province: Singapore

Town/City: Singapore

Shift: Day Job

Job Type: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time

Travel Required: Yes, 35% of the Time

Duration (Temp Positions Only): Not applicable

HR Country Location: Singapore

HR Town/City Location: Singapore