Senior Purchasing Manager

Taipei City, TW, 100

Finance

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects nearly 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 47,000 partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.”

Job Purpose

 

This incumbent will be joining the team to oversees Cost maintenance & management, RFQ feedback, primary & 2nd source sample submission, follow-up & approval. Coordination on the forecast of long lead time component – focus on flexibility to move to lower costing component.

 

Main Duties

 

  • Develop Strategic Sourcing plans, aligned to stakeholder objectives, fulfilling current and future demand forecasts with consideration to geopolitical, economic and market trends & conditions impacting raw materials supply chain. Collaborate with Business Supply Managers and Global Strategic Sourcing Managers on key initiatives
  • Develop cost saving initiatives and projects based on deep analytic skill and procurement expertise.
  • Responsible for negotiation for best possible cost service guarantee and develop “win-win” strategy that achieve sustainable relationship with suppliers by inventing negotiation strategies and tactics.
  • Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers based on in-depth understanding of culture and procurement expertise.
  • Manage key supplier performance where necessary to ensure uninterrupted supply.
  • Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency.
  • Develop and cultivate effective relationships with suppliers.
  • Implement supplier agreements/contracts when beneficial by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions.

 

Skills & Experience

 

Essential:

  • Minimum 2 year of procurement experience passive & active component.
  • 5+ year in EE sourcing experience
  • Or, MBA having a technical / engineering background or experience.
  • Creative & Strategic Thinking.
  • Global commodity strategy development and business alignment.
  • Strong analytical and evaluation skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Engaging and capable of building strong internal customer, internal procurement and external supplier relationships.
  • Strong data analysis skills.
  • Negotiation/contracting skills.

 

Equal Opportunities

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

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At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

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