Purchasing Director SE Asia – Agri Commodities
Client Description:

Our client is a leading global supplier of agriculture feed additives.

Job Description:

  • The role of Purchasing Director will be a member of the Asia regional leadership with management, purchasing and trading responsibility for several production and R&D facilities across the region.
  • Direct accountability for feed, additive sourcing, merchandising & trading, futures & options hedging, risk management and market analytics.
  • Leadership for the growth, development, and coaching of a diverse multi-cultural team with employees based in several Southeast Asia countries.
  • Transform separate country managed teams into one regional team that is able to leverage the talent and capabilities of the team across the regional business.
  • Support and coach regional teams to evaluate relative value ingredient opportunities and to enhance margins.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers in order to create value from a regionalized approach to managing import ingredients.
  • Provide leadership to maintain strong working relationships and a collaborative approach with cross functional team members including Commercial Sales, Strategic Marketing & Technology, and Production Operations.

Job Requirements:

  • Extensive leadership experience in a purchasing role, either at country or region level – ideally with Asia experience.
  • Understanding of the agriculture or food industries is highly desirable, either within a feed additives, agri-commodities or trading environment.
  • Extensive working experience in merchandising or trading including cash markets, futures, hedging and risk management.
  • Minimum 10 years of work experience in a commercial enterprise.
  • Strong understanding of the region’s ingredient supply market
  • Strong understanding of agricultural markets and trading and Supply & Demand factors
  • Experience working across other functions including inbound logistics and product formulation
  • Language Fluency in English
  • Ability to travel within the region.
  • Strong collaboration skills with other departments, business units, etc.
  • Demonstrated track record of leadership of teams toward achieving goals and executing at a high-performance level (effective listening, patience, composure and conflict management)
  • Exceptional teaming skills encompassing cross-functional teams, peer relationships, informing, understanding and appreciating differences. Especially in the leadership and coordination of managing an import pipeline with the supply chain team members.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, and the ability to make decision without complete information if required
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to communicate ideas, plans and actions to a broad group of employees, including in remote office locations
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve complex problems in partnership with others
  • Demonstrated ability to make quick, sound decisions about positions, new tools, closing complex deals, etc.

Company Benefits:

Level: Senior

Industry: Agriculture / Animal Feed

Purchasing Director SE Asia – Agri Commodities

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