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Head of Procurement & Supply Chain Management Asia (m/f/d)

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain Management Asia (m/f/d)

Posting Date:  Feb 17, 2021

Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Company:  Körber AG

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As Head of Procurement and Supply Chain Management Asia, you are in charge of developing a suitable regional procurement & supply chain organization, in cooperation with headquarters, business areas and local subsidiaries, to meet Körber’s ambitious growth targets in the region


Your role in our team


  • You support and develop your team within the procurement & supply chain organization
  • You will improve profit contribution from materials and services, as well assessing the impact of risks and market conditions in the course of the business
  • You focus on creating transparency with respect to the purchasing volume and analysis of future demands
  • You will oversee and develop an optimized supplier portfolio and market strategy across Asia and beyond
  • Developing and implementing innovative procurement & SCM strategies in the context of the category strategies and digitization aspects is part of your role
  • Based on our internal procurement & SCM targets and strategies, both on group level and on business area level, you will derive a regional strategy, as well as aligning the processes within the organization
  • You will take on commercial duties, in particular managing the ordering process in the context of applicable laws and regulations to ensure the economic success, efficient work and compliance
  • You are in charge of contract and price negotiations to achieve best pricing and contribute to a continuous production cost optimization and maximized value contribution
  • You support cross-functional projects and closely communicate and collaborate with stakeholders within Körber Group


Your profile

  • You have gained a University Degree/Bachelor/MBA in Business Administration / Engineering (or similar field)
  • You have several years of relevant experience in procurement & SCM in a multinational company with proven success record in Asia, with at least five years of leadership experience
  • You think strategically and have well-developed knowledge of the Asian sourcing markets (e.g. mechanical and electrical)
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You are able to effectively interact with different hierarchy levels in in a multi-national and cross-company environment
  • You demonstrated process-orientation paired with strong analytical skills
  • You are results-driven and action-oriented
  • You are business fluent in English, additional language skills are an advantage
  • You are willing to travel in an international environment


Your benefits


  • You will be working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment 
  • You are part of a great team, taking ownership from day one
  • You will work cross-functionally and collaborate with international colleagues and clients



Can you find yourself in this profile? Then you are right at Körber. We are looking forward to getting to know you!

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We are Körber – an international technology group with about 10,000 employees, more than 100 locations worldwide and a common goal: We turn entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and shape the technological change. In the Business Areas Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, Tissue and Tobacco, we offer products, solutions and services that inspire. We act fast to customer needs, we execute ideas seamlessly, and with our innovations we create added value for our customers. In doing so, we are increasingly building on ecosystems that solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. Körber AG is the holding company of the Körber Group.

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