Purchasing Director

Date: Jun 26, 2024

Location: Ningbo, CN

Company: Leggett & Platt

Are you a talented and passionate Purchasing Director that is ready to take on the challenge of supporting multiple locations?

We invite you to explore our Purchasing Director opportunity for our company, Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE: LEG).

You will partner with our Corporate and purchase teams to ensure the material supply of the group and the factory. You will be based onsite at our Ningbo, China location.

The Purchasing Director establishes the purchasing management system and is responsible for the purchasing of all projects of the Group and the factory.

To be qualified for this position, you must have experience in manufacturing procurement management, cost awareness, numerical analysis skills, and negotiation skills. You must be able to communicate effectively to understand the problem and clearly explain its solution.

The goal is to provide materials and services that meet the needs of the enterprise at the lowest total cost.

Job responsibilities:


  1. According to the company's development strategy and business objectives, establish and improve the procurement management system and organize the implementation and supervision.


  1. Responsible for sourcing and purchasing large-scale production equipment, lean equipment and information equipment in the production workshop, and continuously optimize equipment procurement costs.


  1. Make the purchase plan of the group's standing raw and auxiliary materials, apply for purchase according to the predicted demand of orders and actual inventory, and ensure timely supply.


  1. Responsible for the development and management of suppliers, establish an efficient supplier management system, conduct regular monthly assessment and annual evaluation of suppliers, and develop competitive suppliers.


  1. Responsible for the price negotiation, signing, tracking and maintenance of the purchase contract, and regularly summarizing the purchase price change information.


  1. Responsible for inventory management, controlling reasonable inventory level, constantly optimizing stock plan, avoiding material stagnation, conducting targeted analysis on key customers, key categories or brands, and providing suggestions and programs for optimizing inventory structure.


  1. Make effective use of various resources, timely grasp market information, regularly analyze market trends, characteristics and development trends, and timely adjust procurement strategies.


  1. Strengthen the construction of procurement team and improve the business ability of procurement personnel.


9.  Complete other tasks assigned by superior leaders.


Job Requirements:


  1. Bachelor degree or above, major in machinery and manufacturing, mechatronic integration, electrical automation, etc.


  1. More than 10 years purchasing management experience in large manufacturing enterprises is preferred.


  1. Experience in procurement management of large metal manufacturing enterprises, familiar with procurement management, operation procedures and risk control of manufacturing enterprises, with strong business development and pressure resistance ability.


  1. Familiar with contract regulations and business negotiations, good market cognition ability and procurement system planning and implementation ability.


  1. Familiar with supplier development and management, independently leading supplier qualification, capability assessment and risk identification.


  1. Strong cost awareness, data analysis ability and supplier resource integration ability.


  1. Have a keen insight into market conditions and judgment and decision-making ability, good at cross-department communication.


  1. Have good professional ethics and rigorous working habits.


  1. Fluent in English.


  1. Proficient in office software, SAP experience.

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