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EA Licence: 09C3051
Planning & Purchasing Manager/Senior (Tuas, Medical Equipment, MRP/ERP/Lean, Adv Excel, Up to $12K)  

A well-established Japanese Manufacturing MNC. Responsibilities: To ensure material planning, production planning and purchasing processes are in place to enable operational and production continuity. Lead to coordinate and working closely with internal and external parties to ensure the supply of materials is in place to satisfy production requirements. This role holds people and budgetary management responsibilities. Key Responsibilities: General Interfacing with customer service on all WIP status and ensuring timing status updates. Buying optimization, store allocation, pricing optimization (from multiple sources, convert Purchasing Function to one based on Demand Forecasting model used). Working with finance to ensure budget purchase plan can be supported vs factory capacity. Managing WIP status issues and directing other functional teams to ensure procurement, CS/Logistics, Production, ME, QA and other departments are pro-actively resolving WIP issues in a timely manner. Actively participate in any change activities such as new product introductions, site transfers, packaging changes, format harmonization, etc. to optimize supply and minimize business impact from a supply perspective. Manage inventory risk and ensure that contingency plans are in place. Seek and recommend solutions to overcome issues arising in order to meet production requirements and address operational risks. Design, develop and implement flexible solutions to aid business efficiency, drive process improvements and add value. Support continuous improvement initiatives. Ensure that any Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) or IT system in place is effective and that data is accurate and up to date and resolve any issues as required. Ensure the integrity of Bill of Materials (BOM) and inventory accuracy at all times and manage and control inventory levels and movements. Direct/Indirect Material management Direct material (COGS) purchasing, indirect material PO management including consumables, services, etc. Scheduling of raw material delivery. Coordinating raw material schedules with production planning. Inventory control of raw material. Ensuring policy guideline compliance. People Management Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements. Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports. Monitor and ensure that staff under supervision maintain accurate material schedules to get the right materials on site at the right time. Relationship Management Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to forecast, plan and facilitate on-time materials to the production line as and when required avoiding disruption to production. Take lead on internal and external relationships to ensure consistent, timely and effective communication regarding material availability. Liaise with stakeholders on product change requests and review and communicate the impact on material planning and schedules. Support new business initiatives and projects and contribute to review meetings and change process. Ensure effective material planning implementation takes place relating to the changes. Develop and maintain good relationships with suppliers and ensure demand for materials is met and deliveries made on time. ​Requirements: Degree in Supply Chain Management or relevant discipline. At least 10 to 12 years experience in Supply Chain Management, preferably in a Global company, fast evolving environment - Medical and Pharmaceutical industry. In-depth knowledge of Supply Planning and other aspects of SC including RCCP, Master Scheduling, Forecasting, Demand Planning and S&OP, Purchasing. Detail-oriented, strong analytical capabilities and resourceful with a relentless customer focus. Excellent communication skills and a team player who can collaborate cross functionally. Experience in handling supplier relationships. Strong IT/ERP systems knowledge and equipped with Advanced Excel skills. Good working knowledge and experience of using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems or similar. Knowledge of Lean techniques would be highly preferred. 15% travelling is expected/required. ​Other Information:​​ Working Location: Tuas (Transport pick-ups are provided from/to Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang and Pioneer MRT). Working Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am - 5.30pm. Critical: Due to the organization's affirmed support and commitment to developing a Singaporean core, this role is only available to Singaporeans. To apply, please visit and search for Job Reference: 15441. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Novita Tan at We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. GMP Recruitment Services (S) Pte Ltd | EA License: 09C3051 | EA Personnel: Novita Tan | Registration No: R1220374 Contact Person: Adisutanto, Novita - Reg No:R1220374 ( 


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