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Strategic Sourcing Buyer

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Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Shanghai, SH, CN, 200031

Company: Corning

Purpose of the Position:

  • Lead Corning Regional operational sourcing and procurement within key country China and other regional countries.
  • Drive sourcing strategies for indirect categories based on business/function/Country strategy. Contribute to the Strategy and planning of activities within Spend Area
  • Ensure professional sourcing and negotiation process with relevant stakeholders involved (cross functional teams). Maintains relationships with vendors and contractors and ensure performance; Maintains good reliable sources of supply and information.
  • Team player under Regional Professional Service Category Lead to form strategic sourcing as sub-category manager within Procurement process. (Procurement process including PeopleSoft, Ariba SIM/Contract/Spend/Saving modules)
  • Accountable for developing sub-categories strategy (eg. Travel) in alignment with Travel policy and GSSM direction
  • Work closely with (GSSM) Global Strategic Sourcing Manager to manage Designated TMC and travel vendors to ensure the Highest Level of Customer Service, while streamlining operations.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for sourcing and fulfillment of China and Regional requisitions, end to end procurement process (eg. sourcing till contracting)
  • Responsible for sub-categories (eg Travel) related queries and with guided support to form sub-category strategy.  
  • Implements and effectively communicates travel related programs and processes.
  • Establish and maintain key metrics on travel program trends and compliance.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision with broad direction.
  • Logistics arrangement (ticket, hotel, car, meeting room, meal) for GSM department travelers and meetings.
  • Expedite PO and vendor payment as needed.
  • Participate in sub-category global night calls

Education & Experiencee  

  • Bachelor degree or above
  • 4-5 years working experience in MNC company procurement or sourcing positions.
  • Good understanding on Travel industry such as TMC organization (travel management company)

Required Skills                                                

  • Experience in procurement, indirect sourcing, contract management, contract negotiation, SRM etc.
  • Strong in Procurement system and familiar with leading systems i.e. PeopleSoft, SAP, Ariba, etc.
  • Brief experience in understanding procurement operation from S2P to OTC
  • Strong project management skills to lead a sourcing project with cross functional team.
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions one-on-one and in group settings with various levels of management, colleagues, and other functional areas.
  • Strong business ethics and integrity.
  • Fluent in verbal and written English.
  • Good command of data analysis skill using excel
  • Willingness to travel (<20%)