Schneider Electric Global Supply Chain Purchasing Senior Manager in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Pelco by Schneider Electric understands information is critical to success, which is why we are singularly focused on the development of video surveillance and security solutions, providing our customers the information necessary to make real-time, business-enabling decisions. From the recently introduced VideoXpert video management platform to our industry-leading selection of IP cameras and accessories, Pelco is committed to designing and delivering a broad range of high-quality, IP video security products and systems complemented with an unparalleled level of customer support and services. Learn more about Pelco by Schneider Electric at

The Purchasing Sr. Manager is responsible for leading all Pelco sourcing, support and supplier management for sourced products with an efficient supplier selection and management process; he/she leads the Offer Creating Process (OCP) and Offer Fulfillment Process (OFP) purchasing activities for sourced products for Pelco. As such, he/she ensures Pelco purchasing teams maintain and develop a panel of best-in-class suppliers to meet Pelco’s growth requirements, sourcing and industrial transfers.

The Purchasing Sr. Manager is responsible for delivering the best competitive advantage for the Pelco business through agile and purchasing strategies focused on customer and value creation, through creative approach and flawless execution – and is recognized as a market and purchasing expert.

Scope of responsibility include:

  • Direct responsibility of approximately 15 professional buyers supporting all projects developed for Pelco, to include suppliers as well as those supporting the production purchasing (OFP) of those sourced (BL) products.

  • Follow-up of, and accountability for, all team expenses. Team is expected to operate within budget.

  • Overall purchase amount generated is over USD $100M /year.

The position can be in either Hong Kong or Shenzhen and is part of the operations leadership team, reporting to the Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain in Fresno, California, USA.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage co-development activities, products and partnerships.

  • Ensure a safe and environmentally friendly work environment for team members.

  • Sourcing strategies and supplier portfolio development and management.

  • Create and manage performance metrics for all levels of purchasing activities.

  • Develop and implement strategies to improve end-to-end supply chain and supplier performance and drive down cost.

  • Maintain optimal inventory levels through well-managed material flow.

  • Effectively manage a large global purchasing team.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Deliver supply chain solutions for the company’s long-term strategic and short-term tactical needs.

  • Oversee the procurement of critical components and commodities for production across multiple value streams.

  • Drive cost reduction in the supply base through product and logistic cost reductions.

  • Prepare and monitor the staffing, and business/operational results of the purchasing organization. Responsible for maintaining and reporting of departmental metrics (i.e. on-time delivery, buyer performance) on a bi-weekly/monthly basis to executive management.

  • Evaluate, measure and improve quality performance, on-time delivery, and cost performance of Suppliers.

  • Collaborate with planning and execution teams to establish inventory safety stock levels, reorder amounts, and lead times for all raw materials and finished goods.

  • Collaborate with global engineering and product development teams to source new and alternative purchased goods and components.

  • Establish, build, and maintain relationships with all key suppliers.

  • Oversee the negotiation of pricing, contracts, and payment terms with suppliers.

  • Prepare and continuously improve the supplier selection processes in conjunction with the Quality organization.

  • Ensure the New Product Development (NPD) teams are effectively supported through the ODM Playbook processes.

  • Ensure compliance to the ISO/TS/IATF standards for the SCM and purchasing processes.

  • Work with Product Management, Engineering, and Sales to ensure agreed to customer service levels and inventories are maintained.

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related fields.; Master’s Degree in Business or Engineering, preferred

  • Have a minimum of ten years’ of progressively responsible experience in global strategic sourcing, purchasing, and project management.

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills and ability to make difficult decisions.

  • Have strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills in a high-volume work environment.

  • Have sales and operations planning experience, a plus.

  • Are available to (and can) travel both domestic and international, as needed.

  • Have greater than five years’ experience in similar role, preferably in video surveillance, a plus.

  • Understand video surveillance product and solutions offerings, a plus.

  • Have a good knowledge and understanding of international trade, transportation and warehousing.

  • Are fluent in English and Chinese, both written and spoken.

  • Have experience managing and implementing best-in-class purchasing processes.

  • Have solid project management experience.

  • Have quality management and expertise; black belt or equivalent, is a plus.

  • Applied knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma or other continuous improvement methodologies in a regulated manufacturing environment.

  • Have good understanding of supply chain and manufacturing processes (SPS).

  • Have experience in customer quality and delivery excellence.

  • Are capable of handling multiple and conflicting priorities and are effective at prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Have worked in a global manufacturing environment.

  • Have experience leading a team, or teams.

  • Have experience managing and leading teams remotely.

  • The ideal candidate shall excel in the areas of communication, leadership, customer centricity, initiative and business centric attitude.

  • Are experienced using Microsoft Office skills: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Project, Outlook.

Primary Location: HK-Quarry Bay-Quarry Bay

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Sep 8, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Req ID: 003MM4