Procurement Specialist, SEA

Job Title: Procurement Specialist, SEA
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Salary: RM7,000-RM10,000
Contact Name: Ivan Chow
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 19, 2019 14:14

Job Description

About our client

Our client is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The Company provides industrial gases and related equipment to dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. They are also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.


About the role

  • Responsible for the procurement of materials, equipment and services in support of plant production and supply-chain operations in Southeast Asia region.

  • Responsible for all related equipment’s and services, plant/machinery spare parts and material purchases and logistics services; and will provide current materials, services and labor markets information and lead/support strategic sourcing initiatives in Southeast Asia region.


Your responsibilities 

  • To identify opportunities for cost reduction through spend analysis, develop sourcing strategy or CI event together with stakeholders, prepare and facilitate bidding process, analyze, award, communicate, roll out and implement the sourcing strategy.

  • To obtain budgetary quotes for plant equipment’s and services, plant/machinery spare parts and materials from approved suppliers, providing procurement support to Plant Operations/Supply Chain Operations in bidding.

  • To provide market trend information for materials/commodities relating to the equipment, material and labor/service industry.

  • To prepare bidders list, and circulate to the respective departments for comments.

  • To participate/lead in bidders’ conference together with respective cross-functional teams.

  • To prepare and send tender documents to selected bidders for bidding.

  • To prepare and analyze bid tabulations upon receipt of tender documents from bidders, make recommendations to project and construction teams on vendors to award.

  • To issue letter of award to successful bidders upon completion of Bid Tab approval.

  • To seek and qualify new reliable suppliers of equipment, spare parts, materials and services.

  • To obtain quotations and negotiate for best pricing from approved suppliers.

  • To follow-up and monitor closely the progress of purchases from the time of order to the time of receipt, including resolving common and complex delivery, pricing and product quality disputes with vendors.

  • To negotiate with forwarding agents for shipments, manage import custom clearance in relation to custom duty exemptions, clear shipments up to the point of delivery to project site.

  • To perform any other related duties and responsibilities as directed by superiors.


You will have

  • At least 4 years relevant experience in purchasing or sourcing in industrial / manufacturing / engineering industries.

  • Bachelor Degree in engineering, supply-chain or business.

  • Experience working with foreign company (America, Europe) preferred.

  • Cross SEA region supporting working experience will be a bonus.

  • Knowledge of SAP purchasing module.

  • English Language Proficiency.

  • Skill in using MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and E-Procurement tools.

  • Good skill at organizing, analyzing, and coordinating.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, teamwork and presentation skill.

  • High ethical conduct.