08 - Buying Team Leader 3

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Date: Jun 27, 2024

Location: Johor Bahru, 01, MY

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 121230 
Remote Position: Hybrid
Region: Asia 
Country: Malaysia 
State/Province: Johor 
City:  Johor Bahru 

Detailed Description

Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinates buying activities for procurement team.
  • Manages team projects and allocates resources.
  • Provides advice on procurement documentation creation, review and approval.
  • Provides direction for customization of procurement documentation and creates database of standards.
  • Advises on procurement plan development, source lists, methods of bid/quotation, and negotiations.
  • Leads development of complex procurement documentation.
  • Leads complex procurement activity where no precedents or local expertise exists.
  • Develops purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Advises and directs internal customers on applicable policies and procedures.
  • Maintains responsibility for new site acquisition procurement activities.
  • Prepares and places purchase orders, requisitions, and expedite as required.
  • Recommends solutions for cost savings, on time deliveries and overall quality.
  • Acts as primary contact with suppliers, internal and external customer to facilitate problem resolution and performance standards.
  • Ensures availability of goods and services to meet committed business schedules.
  • Generates reports and coordinates consistent procurement metrics.
  • Administers and coordinates closure of invoice discrepancies and negotiate adjustments with suppliers to resolve in timely manner.
  • Acts as team leader, mentor and coach within the Purchasing team.


  • Broad knowledge of an electronics manufacturing environment, material and processes
  • Broad knowledge of procurement processes, inventory management and supplier management.
  • Knowledge of basic computer applications and the ability to learn and use multiple applications specific to this department.
  • Strong knowledge of negotiation techniques.
  • Broad knowledge of a wide range of contracts.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills.
  • Good leadership and coaching skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy and working under tight time deadlines.
  • Ability to evaluate, prioritize and problem solve a variety of tasks to ensure their timely and accurate completion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers.
  • Strong knowledge of SCM policies, and procedures and ISO standards.

Typical Experience

  • Six to Ten years of relevant experience

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or consideration of an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Educational requirements may vary by geography.


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law).
At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.


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