Materials Buyer (US MNC, 6 months renewable, East)

Location Singapore
Discipline Manufacturing & Production
Job Reference BBBH89193_1589264230
Salary S$3000 - S$5000 per month
Consultant Name Tammy Chew Wen Hui
Consultant Email
Consultant Contact No. 62325246
EA License No. 02C3423
Consultant Registration No. R1877573

Materials - Buyer / Procurement Specialist

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


  • Negotiates pricing and other terms of purchase.
  • Quotes materials; procures materials, components, equipment and services at the lowest cost consistent with consideration of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need.
  • Expedites and ensures the timely receipt of materials.
  • Works with engineering and MPM or SCM to recommend new suppliers. Issues RFQs, analyzes proposals, negotiates prices and delivery, issues and/or adjusts purchase orders in a timely manner. Follows-up on orders, verifies delivery, approves payment, and maintains necessary records. Negotiates vendor contracts, as appropriate. Follows standard purchasing business processes.
  • Coordinates/drives purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to maintain inventory at planned levels. Leads problem resolution for material related accounting and receiving issues.
  • Develops methods of business simplification for the procurement function. Assists or participates with the development of ISO documents for the purchasing function.
  • Reviews MRP on a regular basis. Executes and cancels pull ins, push outs and planned orders as prioritized. Identifies issues and escalates as necessary to materials management. Reviews and ensures actions per disposition of ECOs on a worldwide basis.
  • Maintains inventory levels per plan and performs E&Z analysis. Minimizes excess and zero demand inventory. Provides input to management regarding action plans to address long term issues.
  • Pulls and reads part specifications and engineering drawings. Utilizes knowledge of material types to communicate with engineers and suppliers. Provides feedback to engineering for cost reduction efforts.


  • Minimum bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills.
  • Builds knowledge of the company, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems.
  • Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.
  • Functional Knowledge
    • Demonstrates expanded conceptual knowledge in own discipline and broadens capabilities
  • Business Expertise
    • Understands key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work
  • Leadership
    • No supervisory responsibilities but provides informal guidance to new team members
  • Problem Solving
    • Solves problems in straightforward situations; analyzes possible solutions using technical experience and judgment and precedents
  • Impact
    • Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team; works within guidelines and policies
  • Interpersonal Skills
    • Explains complex information to others in straightforward situations

Additional Information:

  • Location: Upper Changi Road
  • Contract: 6-months renewable

Interested candidates, please drop me an email at

Tammy Chew Wen Hui (R1877573)

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

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