Materials - Buyer

Location Changi, Singapore
Discipline Manufacturing & Production
Job Reference BBBH81447_1569206498
Salary S$4000 - S$4500 per month
Consultant Name Tammy Chew Wen Hui
Consultant Email
Consultant Contact No. 62325246
EA License No. 02C3423
Consultant Registration No. R1877573

Materials - Buyer

Our client is a US MNC and a pioneering leader in providing Materials Engineering Solutions. They are currently seeking a Materials - Buyer to join them in an exciting career journey.


  • Forecast and communicate engineering, materials, and manufacturing requirements to suppliers.
  • Provide input to outsourcing decisions by performing make versus buy analysis.
  • Coordinate demand signals through MRP to minimize inventory exposure.
  • Critical part and regional supplier management.
  • Form Materials Core Team and coordinate product development process deliverable through matrix management of buyers, planners, and production control.
  • Collaborate with engineering team to interpret engineering requirements.
  • Create, release and update new project materials strategy.
  • Assist in supplier price and delivery negotiations; under direct supervision may negotiate contracts as necessary.
  • Utilize the preferred supplier selection and assessment process when selecting suppliers.
  • Complete supplier risk assessment on critical and unique parts.
  • Monitor supplier performance (delivery, quality, cost).
  • Coordinate activities around source selection, specification creation and price negotiation with appropriate team members.
  • Execute commercialization (transition) materials plan.
  • Manage materials change control process and meets cost objectives and resolves quality issues.
  • Generate and publish Key Process Indicators.
  • Track total landed costs targets.
  • Work with engineering to identify preliminary critical parts, long-lead parts and inspection requirements.
  • Assist in developing supplier and commodity road maps to engineering.
  • Utilize value analysis on build-to-print components in support of Should Cost analysis.
  • Actively mediate and partner with quality and engineering teams to resolve supplier quality issues for assigned product groups.
  • Escalate issues to Commodity Business Managers when necessary.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or Engineering with minimum 7 years' experience in a related field.
  • Demonstrates conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines.
  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others and is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market.
  • Able to lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements.
  • Able to solve complex problems, take a new perspective on existing solutions and exercise judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.
  • Ability to impact a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams and works within broad guidelines and policies.
  • Explains difficult or sensitive information and works to build consensus.

Additional Information

  • Location: Upper Changi (closest MRT: Simei)
  • 1 Year Renewable Contract

If you're interested, please do kindly send in your detailed and updated CV to Tammy Chew Wen Hui (R1877573) at and I'll reach out to you for a brief confidential chat.

Thank you!

Tammy Chew Wen Hui EA License No.: 02C3423 Personnel Registration No.: R1877573

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