Location: Penang


  • To evaluate, research and purchase services, supplies and equipment based on price, service and quality to meet the needs.
  • Identitify global vendors, second source or outsourcing based on the specifications.
  • Material sourcing for new RFQ projects and for piece parts.
  • Initiates bid/ quote process and perform bid analysis and make recommendations regarding purchases.
  • To perform material planning functions :
    • To procure the right parts/services in correct quantites with the quality and on time to minimize production loss hours / obsolescence and to meet the schedule.
    • To expedite parts for projects and follow-up on outstanding POs.
    • To forward projection of orders when available, to vendors in order to reduce lead time and production costs by maintaining stock and minimize the inventory cost of the company.
  • Responsible for selecting and coordinating vendor activities from the Approved Vendor List for purchases.
  • To process daily Purchase Requisition and Purchase Order processing:
    • Checking te demand and availability and confirming of orders with the vendors with respect to price, quality and delivery dates.
    • Issuing POs to vendors on time.
    • Following up the confirmation date and overdue PO.
  • Responsible for negotiations with the vendors in cost reduction plans, quality and delivery dates.
  • Periodcally review vendor and ensure targets are met; respectively initiate appropriate improvement actions. Key performance metrics are QCDS. ( Quality, Cost, Delivery, Service)
  • Provide vendor performance report based on criteria seleted. (delivery on time, cost, lot acceptance rate, responsiveness)
  • Work together with QA to follow up on rejected or wrongly sent parts and ensure punctual return of the parts.
  • Support Root cause and corrective actions process
  • Other administrative duties related to purchasing, for example issuing and sending of PO, filing, preparation of expedite reports etc.
  • To supervise and train subordinate, if any.
  • Contribute towards achieving management and individual objectives.
  • Perform any ad hoc tasks assigned by the supervisor.



  • Able to conduct purchasing / procurement activities with integrity according to company policy.
  • Able to multitask as a team player, and back up other purchasers and engineers when requied.
  • Able to communicate and liaise / work with vendors and internal customers from cross-functional departments to meet project timelines.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision, detail-oriented with sincere desire to produce accurate work with positive attitude .
  • Able to meet tight deadlines.
  • Able to work in fast paced environment.
  • Determines and develops appropriate sources of supply and maintains cooperative working relationships with suppliers to stay current with technologies, products and services.




  • Degree/ Diploma in related discipline with at least 5 year experience in purchasing, Engineering or equivalent.
  • Able to read technical drawings – Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and know the processes to fabricate the parts.
  • Able to estimate costing for parts and negotiate cost based on company’s best interest.
  • Experience in Mechanical design, knowing CNC experience would be advantage.