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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Regional NPM Purchasing Manager

Country/Region:  CN

Shanghai, SH, CN, 201814

Req ID 66504 Asia Pacific Co Ltd, China

We are looking for a new colleague Regional Purchasing Manager NPM (Non-Production Materials) for our Product Line Chassis Systems at our location of Shanghai, China. 


Purpose of the job:

  • The Regional Manager role is a combination of strategic purchasing and operational delivery for all spend categories associated with non-production materials.
  • The role requires the Regional Manager to lead a team which does carry out sourcing activities both locally and internationally, working cross-functionally with the regional sites purchasing representatives and stakeholders.
  • The Regional Manager will also be required to oversee the support of the local sites ensuring operational requirements are in line with the company’s Purchasing Directives & Policies.



Your tasks:


  • Supplier Sourcing & Contracting
    • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies both locally and on behalf of regional sites
    • Working with internal stakeholders to define suitable requirements for goods and services
    • Management of the Request for Quotation (RFQ) processes when required
    • Potential responsibility for dedicated commodities
    • Supplier risk & performance management
  • Leading and co-ordinating with regional sites
    • Provide purchasing leadership in the region for all NPM requirements
    • Lead Buyers to ensure the completion of purchasing initiatives and related projects.
    • Evaluate purchasing operations, review work of Buyers, enforce company policy, review performance, make staffing and disciplinary recommendation, and resolve issues with day-to-day operations and/or customers as required.
    • Train, develop and motivate employees, champion individual and team efforts, and aid in the development of professionals to achieve company goals and objectives.
    • Explore methods/materials for total cost management, quality system conformance, and on-time delivery performance; prepare and present subsequent reports and recommendations to Global Purchasing Manager.
    • Ensure global compliance with Purchasing Policies and Procedures
    • Understand and ensure compliance with all ISO/TS 16949 or ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 requirements
  • Operational Purchasing
    • Serve as SAP liaison/key user for purchasing department
    • Identify opportunities for process efficiencies and transaction automation
    • Ensure supplier payment and INCO terms are as per the company requirements
    • Recording and verification of savings initiatives



Your profile:


  • Prior people leadership experience, able to motivate team.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Supply Chain Management, Economics or related field.
  • 6+ years of professional experience in the purchasing field.
  • Deep knowledge of purchasing tools, negotiation methods, and business communications.
  • Knowledge of sourcing and contract management, including drafting of supplier agreements.
  • Excellent Negotiation skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and SAP or related ERP Systems.
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Fluent English language competency (written and oral) and local language Chinese.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced, high-volume environment.
  • Project management skills preferred.
  • Ability/willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.


Be part of our ZF team as Regional NPM Purchasing Manager and apply now!


Jinyan Zhuang

+86 21 6708 9822

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