Purchasing Manager
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time

Purchasing Manager

Position ID:

Sector: Consumer Experience Organization

Functional Area: Purchasing & Sourcing

Shanghai, China

Number of Openings:

Reporting to:
Associate purchasing Director

Employment Type: Permanent

Apply By:
5 Aug, 2019




¨ Drive the implementation of Group Purchasing strategies for purchasing within the Asia Pacific region;

¨ Quarterly reviews and evaluations of the existing Group Purchasing strategies on key Commodities to ensure compliance with the developing needs of Electrolux Factories and OEM Suppliers/Partners;

¨ Maintain Commodity Analysis and continue the identification & evaluation of potential alternative suppliers within the Asia Pacific region; based on cost, quality, service;

¨ To conduct negotiations with suppliers & place commercial contracts as directed by Global Purchasing;

¨ To regularly assess existing suppliers to improve the total cost of OEM/OTS and Electrolux Factories, actively liaising with Group Purchasing functions;

¨ Commodity analysis and breakdown of BOMs to improve the cost outs and negotiations with Group Commodities.

¨ To participate in Make Versus Buy projects, in order to assess the cost efficiency of internally manufactured product versus the cost to purchase from external suppliers;

¨ To ensure regular assessments of suppliers' quality, supply chain reliability and financial capabilities are carried out. Whilst also taking a proactive approach to driving supplier improvement initiatives, particularly regarding Supply Chain and total Quality;

¨ To actively participate in Direct Material Components development projects for New Products Introduction with the different Factories and OEM/OTS Suppliers;

¨ To ensure consistent compliance of Purchasing procedures for Direct Material Components with established Group Purchasing procedures;


Reporting to:

Associate Purchasing Director for Electrolux Floor Care & Small Appliances



Needed competencies:

  • Strong character with good interpersonal skills to work in a multi national and cross functional team, and be capable of driving change;

· Technical or Business University Degree, preferably with additional qualifications in professional purchasing;

· Minimum 5 years of sourcing or sales experience in Electronics, Electro-Mechanical, Mechanical and Chemical, etc, with strong understanding of purchasing processes;

· Capability to deal with top management, internally and externally;

· Strong communication skills, in order to assume a highly visible interface role vis-à-vis internal and external business partners;

· Strong negotiation and persuasion skills;

· Outstanding team playing skills;

· In-depth international business experience, preferably in Purchasing;

· Knowledge of Supply Chain and Quality systems, with the ability to support and effect change within both fields, an asset;

· A person who has the ability to effect change, with a bias for action and the fortitude to challenge the status quo with a results-oriented sense of urgency;

· Strong organizational skills, which ensure that ideas are converted into deliverable projects and tasks, within agreed time and budget parameters;

· Energetic, creative, mature, flexible;

· Must be available for regular travel throughout China, with additional frequent travel across Asia Pacific;

  • English is a Must, Mandarin is desired Other languages are a plus.
  • Technical capabilities in order to support New Products Introduction and Air Conditioning Category.
  • Direct responsible for minimum 20,000,000 usd in spend annually in past positions. Minimum




Other languages:

Mandarin, and strong written and spoken English

Cantonese is desired and any other European language is a plus.


Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances, based on deep consumer insight and developed in close collaboration with professional users. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative solutions for households and businesses, with products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. In 2013 Electrolux had sales of $15.1 billion and 61,000 employees. For more information go to http://group.electrolux.com


Electrolux has market-leading positions in Australia and New Zealand and is expanding into growth markets in Southeast Asia and China. With a history that spans over 90 years of Swedish design innovation, Electrolux continues to offer contemporary and thoughtfully designed appliances that cater to the expanding middle-class in these growth markets.