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Senior Buyer (Capex)


Shanghai - RHQ, CN

Business Unit:  Purchasing and Transportation

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Purchasing and Transportation

A global organisation. It’s not just those in our industrial sites and technical centres that are vital to Umicore’s growth. Across our support functions we ensure that we continue to grow and evolve – whether it’s by making sure our decisions are commercially viable, enhancing our reputation, building new customer relationships or finding the right people who can build on what we’ve already achieved. The variety of our work means we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

Implement purchasing for Engineering Projects 

  • Rollout/Respect BU strategy and procedure for capex procurement;
  • New vendor sourcing with appropriate method
  • Daily implement Capex Engineering procurement work, incl, but not limited in. Vendor selection, Inquiry, Clarification, Commercial Evaluation, PO creation, SAP input, Contracting, Expediting and follow up, payment proceeding, etc. 
  • Join the project weekly/monthly or other regular meeting
  • Work with external Project Management team 
  • Involvement of Negotiation as need
  • Data related procurement collection and summarize
  • Prepare and organize procurement in cross functional teams
  • Support Project Procurement manager for any project related work

Drive optimisation of user compliance, supplier performance, contracts and customer satisfaction for the Industrial Projects related procurement

  • Assist to proceed Corporate Sustainable Procurement Policy 
  • Execute the added value initiatives as originating from the category strategy 
  • Ensure alignment with global business strategies, overall procurement strategy and the projected added value plan

Who we are looking for

  • Bachelor degree (business/engineering/electrical/instrument, …) or equivalent 
  • Substantial professional experience in Capex projects procurement in WOFE/MNC (> 5 years)
  • Chemical or Industrial engineering project purchasing experience
  • Integrity 
  • Detail-oriented
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of business needs
  • Good knowledge of English is an absolute necessity
  • SAP

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

Additional information

The position location can be in Shanghai/Changshu.

If my pioneering research can drive our progress in clean mobility, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?


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