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Engineering - Material Management Associate (Purchasing)

Job Description

The successful candidate will be part of the Material Management Department, SIA Engineering Division. He/She will be handling duties related to Purchasing.


Key Responsibilities

• Process outstanding purchase requisitions in SAP.

• Source for most competitive pricing and availability.

• Challenge vendors on price escalation beyond Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSAA), Supplier Support Conditions (SSC) or Buyer Furnished Equipment (BFE) contracts.

• Place order to ensure spares availability via timely routine purchasing.

• Evaluate chemicals, bulk materials, change kits and spares inventory levels, consumption, and reorder lead-time for optimum inventory stock level.

• Track progress for delivery of spares in accordance with listed lead time and ensure completion of purchase orders.

• Liaise with vendors to ensure delivery schedules meet operational requirements and after-sales support.

• Ensure discrepancy reports arising from delivery of spares are investigated and resolved.

• Review outstanding price variance to prevent holding up invoice payment.

• Prevent aging price variance by constant monitoring.

• Ensure availability of spares to prevent any task card withdrawals.

• Review spares periodically for task card requirements.

• Support User Acceptance Testing (UAT) testing.

• Carry out other tasks as assigned by the superiors.



• Must be familiar with SAP e.g. able to use SQ01, MB51, MMBE

• Proficient in MS Office suite of products, especially Excel and Powerpoint e.g. able to use pivot table to perform trending and analysis and to prepare power point material

• Support in commercial negotiation for fixed price

• Knowledge and relevant experience of Material Management’s operations, administration and procedures would be preferred

• Able to engage directly with vendors and line engineers on the shop floor

• Good verbal and written communication skills

• Motivated and driven

• Team player and also be able to work independently

• Able to work under pressure

• Able to work on shift