to the CEO, the Head of Cost Optimization shall take on a leading role in
reducing the cost of operation for the company by:
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.
the change/cost reduction by taking a leading role to negotiate with the
vendors together with the purchasing department of various entities.
the relevant system and processes to enable proper sharing of pricing between
entities, achieve strong governance and control of the bidding system.
some of the key operation processes which will help to achieve greater
operating efficiencies and reduce operating cost.
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.
sourcing experience especially in industrial materials/components, such as cast
iron, steel, bearings, oil seals, casting.
leadership and proven management experience in managing purchasing staffs
experience in implementing change/improvement programs.
to communicate in English. Ability to communicate in Japanese will be ideal but
not a must.
in six sigma process improvement will be a plus point