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Philips Operational Materials Buyer in Suzhou, China


In this role, you have the opportunity to

To manage the availability of material through material and capacity planning and purchase order management with internal and external suppliers, and mitigate in case of supply risks and issues.

You are responsible for

  • Manage tactical (monthly) and operational (weekly) forecast with suppliers, including validation/confirmation, supplier S&OP meeting / n-tier supply availability check and follow-up

  • Align and balance material planning with production planning

  • Identify material shortage risks at suppliers, including n-tier

  • Assure internal and external communication to receive information in case of delays and disruptions.

  • Availability issue resolution: manage the mitigation short term to prevent customer delivery impact. Manage hot list meeting.

  • Collaborate with suppliers to mitigate supply disruption

  • Escalate to procurement in case systemic or considerable commercial leverage needed

  • Escalate within Philips according to escalation rules

  • Take action to eliminate root cause

  • Decide / approve special transport (eg air)

  • Inventory management and ownership. Create and align buy-item stock / replenishment policy (incl SM(O)I, N-tier). Maintain inventory settings (e.g min max setting on VMI). Perform inventory analysis. Manage slow moving inventory

  • SCM master data setup and maintenance e.g. (MOQ, LT, SS, min/max)

  • Material life cycle management execution.

  • Flexibility and delivery performance management with suppliers, incl. creating and improving logistics agreements

  • N-tier operational material availability coordination via tier 1

  • Visits suppliers and initiates & runs projects to improve performance

You are a part of

A progressive and energetic team that contributes directly to the growth of the business. You have a direct reporting line to the function manager.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Bachelor degree or above;

  • +8 year experiences in material management;

  • Excellent English in both oral and written;

  • Strong SAP MM Knowledge

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Effective communication

  • Stakeholder management

  • Teamwork and collaboration

In return, we offer you

We offer experiences and opportunities that add many unexpected and enriching moments to our employees’ lives. Especially when the innovative health technologies and solutions they help develop benefit their own friends and family.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video .

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions .