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Buying Team Leader

Date: May 22, 2022

Location: Johor Bahru, 01, MY

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 92111 
Region: Asia 
Country: Malaysia 
State/Province: Johor 
City:  Johor Bahru 

Job Responsibility

  • Plans for and procures materials necessary to meet manufacturing build requirements for one or several product lines with US supplier

  • Reviews forecasted requirements and purchases materials in accordance with that forecast.

  • Ensures materials are available to meet manufacturing build requirements. Matches material requirements and inventory turnover so as not to hold too high of a percentage of inventory at any time.

  • Qualifies new suppliers through surveys and site visits.

  • Helps establish new supplier accounts (IDM) with the finance department.

  • Works with internal customers to address, return and receive credit for defective materials.

  • Works with A/P to investigate and resolve issues with the payment of supplier invoices.

  • Plans and schedules timely material requirements for customer forecasts. Reviews manufacturing production goals and plans accordingly.

  • Analyze inputs (e.g., capacity, board cycle times, urgency of request, material availability, etc.) to help determine the schedule. Analyzes internal impact (e.g., line scheduling, procurement, logistics, shipping, etc.) of customer scheduling. Pushes or cancels orders per production plans.

  • Ensures quality and integrity of information used to generate materials requirements plan.

  • Revises plans as required based on analysis of actuals versus plan.

  • PO clean up and confirmations as required for US supplier

  • Resolve critical clear to build shortages of US supplier

  • Directly contact suppliers as needed.

  • Weekly clear to build review with day shift prime

  • Bill of Material Issues highlighted back to EC team for scrub and corrections.

  • Work with site and global logistics to reduce freight costs where possible.

  • Engineering change order feedback to ECO Coordinator for cut-ins or revision changes

  • Cash in Advance payment requests.

  • Receiving referrals and invoice referrals timely resolution.

  • Update CFT on Commodity Supply market conditions that potentially affect the material supply.

  • Special customer audits, projects, and issues related to purchasing as needed.

  • Work closely and update the day shift prime in a timely manner with US supplier status and schedule

  • To coordinate with day shift prime, MP, and PM on task assign


Job Requirement

  • Candidate must possess at least Diploma, Advanced/Higher/Graduate Diploma, Bachelor's Degree in

  • Business Studies / Administration / Management, Economics, Commerce, or equivalent related field.

  • Min 5-10 years experience in the related department.

  • Candidates able to work in the night time (2300-0830), night shift

  • Knowledge of the manufacturing environment, the types of materials being purchased by departments, and the engineering change process is preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of production planning fundamentals, scheduling, materials requirements planning techniques, and manufacturing control systems

  • Knowledge of procurement processes, inventory management, and supplier management

  • Knowledge of basic computer applications such as WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, and multiple business applications.

  • Ability to plan strategically for the coordinated build and delivery of one or several products.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy and working under tight time deadlines.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers.

  • Relevant experience with ERP / MRP especially in SAP will be an added advantage


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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