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head of cost optimization in Jiangsu

Jiangsu, Jiangsu
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CNY 30,000 per year
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job description

Reporting directing to the CEO, the Head of Cost Optimization shall take on a leading role in reducing the cost of operation for the company by:

Studying the current purchases by various entities and identify areas where we could potentially achieve better cost by total volume negotiation, consolidating of vendors or even working with engineering to make some changes to the design in order to achieve lower cost without compromising on quality.

 Implement the change/cost reduction by taking a leading role to negotiate with the vendors together with the purchasing department of various entities.

 Establish the relevant system and processes to enable proper sharing of pricing between entities, achieve strong governance and control of the bidding system.  

 Improve some of the key operation processes which will help to achieve greater operating efficiencies and reduce operating cost.



Bachelor’s degree or above in engineering, MBA is preferred. More than 12 years’ experience in purchasing, sourcing and at least 5 years’ experience in manager role.

Strong sourcing experience especially in industrial materials/components, such as cast iron, steel, bearings, oil seals, casting.

Strong leadership and proven management experience in managing purchasing staffs

Proven experience in implementing change/improvement programs.

Ability to communicate in English. Ability to communicate in Japanese will be ideal but not a must.

Certification in six sigma process improvement will be a plus point

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