Material Planner (REQ-1341)

Hong Kong Asia PacificHong Kong
HID Global
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Are you looking for a new challenge within Procurement? Maybe this job as Material Planner in Hong Kong is for you!

As a Material Planner, in Procurement Department you are responsible to build necessity inventory-levels to prevent shortage and maximum turns but avoid slow moving or overstock. To work closely with Demand Planning, Sourcing, Supply Planning and Suppliers and effectively communicates to ensure execution of the Plan. And to work with Finance, Control Tower, Customer Service and Sales Department in support of operations-management. 


What you will be doing

  • Expedite & defer PO as required, based on backlog inventory-changes and oversee the effective delivery of end-to-end service from requisition handling to PO placement, tracking and PO close;
  • Ensure that materials are delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meet the quality standards of the company; coordinates appropriate methods needed to distribute materials in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Maintain reports, such as master backlog, receiving log or any other reports relates to PO / inbound data on daily basis;
  • Maintain accurate control of purchase orders, amendments, advanced shipment notices, and other related documents;
  • Manage and coordinate allocation of supply to the regions with suppliers during times of shortage based on guidance from the Head of Business Operations.
  • Own, manage and maintain proper inventory levels on assigned commodities based on forecast requirement and replenishment strategy.  Monitor through inventory turns and monthly performance reviews.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for assigned suppliers relates to PO management and invoices.  To streamline communication with suppliers and escalation around any issues with which they need assistance;
  • Review and maintain data integrity on products including Item Master, lead-times, pricing, and other master data elements as required in the company’s ERP system, Oracle;
  • Attend weekly meetings with Global teams for review PO Heath status / scheduling and other routine activities relates to PO management, and highlight potential issues;
  • Work closely with Production Control Tower Team to ensure alignment on product availability and external lead-time communication for exceptional customer experience;
  • Support for implement strategies for buying commodities from suppliers. Analyze global demands for the assigned commodities. Command proficiency in commodities and buying processes and update as required.
  • Lead and monitor the execution of Procure to Pay (P2P) and tactical procurement processes, in compliance with global and regional standards, in procuring materials and services from both internal and external suppliers;
  • Assist in reconciling purchase order and invoice variances with Accounts Payable team as required;
  • Work closely with technical, fulfillment team and 3rd Party Logistics providers for configuration / formatting and on receiving discrepancies;
  • Coordinate the allocation of supply to the regions with suppliers during times of shortage;
  • Ensure compliance with global Standard Operating Procedures as documented and maintained by Procurement and suggest updates/changes as appropriate;
  • Support for data analysis, e.g. on time inbound delivery; or any new project performance index;
  • Must be comfortable working in a multicultural, global environment and take over new duties / tasks as assigned


What we are looking for

  • BA/BS degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or closely related field required
  • Must have at least 3 years purchasing or relevant supply chain experience.
  • Proficient in data analytical skills
  • Possess excellent problem solving skills
  • Good data management and accuracy and work independently
  • Must present a positive and cooperative attitude.
  • Must be comfortable speaking with and presenting to all levels of management
  • Previous experience with MRP replenishment systems is required
  • Ability to effectively communicate in the English & Mandarin verbally and in writing

Language Skills                   

  • Ability to effectively communicate in the English & Mandarin verbally and in writing.

Computer Skills     

  • Proficient in MS Office applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Knowledge in VBA would be a plus
  • Familiar with operating systems, such as Windows, etc.
  • Experience with Oracle Rev 12 highly desirable.


"Let’s open the doors to the future – together!

Working for ASSA ABLOY means that you will be part of a dynamic environment, developing innovative solutions to improve our customers' lives. As the global leader in door opening solutions we are using the latest technologies to open doors to events, hospitals, education, homes, hotels, airports and businesses. Joining ASSA ABLOY means being part of a fast-moving company with many opportunities.


Would you like to join us in opening doors of the future?