Regional Category Specialist APAC

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

., Shanghai, China Apply Now Apply until: 1 Feb 2020


Primary Purpose of this role:

  • Regional procurement of logistics (all aspects; specify, negotiate, contract etc.) for one of the sub-category Road packed, Road Bulk or Sea freight (50%)
  • Support development of a coherent regional Logistics plan aligned with the Logistics Strategy and the individual BU/SMU logistics requirements (20%)
  • Contribute to the continuous cross BU assessment and benchmarking to identify logistics improvement opportunities (20%)
  • Participates in projects on logistics procurement related topics. (10%)



  • Support to develop and deploy the Logistics Strategy aligned with the BU/Site requirements / strategy
    • Exploit synergies among all SMUs in APAC and across regions logistics network(s) identifying, developing and implementing the optimal Nouryon regional logistics footprint. Lead the benchmarking in APAC.
    • Deliver savings with P/L impat and process optimizations to BUs
    • Deliver continuous logistics improvements
  • Support commercial controls to fully leverage Nouryon power in the market to secure maximum benefit to individual BUs
    • Lead logistics tenders and strategic sourcing activities
    • Contract development, approval & input to strategic contract review meetings
    • Lead supplier meetings
  • Contribute to modelling & simulation, footprint development, logistcis mode selection to ensure cross BU synergies and benefits are captured.
    • Ensure logistics tools & processes are used in the ‘ready to serve” arena
    • Transfer best practices among BUs in APAC



  • Bachelor degree in Business or engineering
  • 6+ years relevant working experience in logistics / supply chain activities (especially international logistics, sealines...)
  • Strong background in logistics operations and HSE requirements (warehousing and transportation)
  • Strong analytical & interpersonal skills and ability to influence and guide others
  • Expereince with lean management methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma
  • Knowledge of sourcing strategy creation (Strategic Sourcing Methodology)
  • Experience in Sourcing and contract management
  • Experience with project management
  • Good communication skills
  • Software skills: MS - Office; working in Sharepoint environment; familiar with TMS (Transportation Management System)
  • Good understanding of Import & Export process
  • Fluent in English




    Vacancy data
    Closing date
    1 Feb 2020
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    Business unit
    Integrated Supply Chain
    Job characteristics
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    Entry Level
    Full time/part time
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