Assistant Purchasing Manager

  • Company: Moët Hennessy Diageo China
  • Location: China
  • Business group: Wines & Spirits
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Purchasing
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: MHAP00217
  • Date of publication: 2019.01.24


  • Process and Compliance

- Co-ordination and implementation of purchasing initiatives in China.

- Assurance of compliance of the purchasing policy and DOA matrix.

- Aware of new regulations (legal, ethical, environmental) and guidelines applicable to our industry and markets.

- Contribute to processes enhancement.

  • Sourcing & Supplier management

- Work with stakeholder and budget owners on daily sourcing/pitching process to maximize the company benefits including but not limited to A&P, POSM and Indirect purchasing portfolio, from sourcing strategy to negotiation and execution evaluation.

- Define purchasing strategies by category, fully coordinate with internal clients and deal with both tactical opportunities and long-term strategic goal through negotiation.

- Benchmark and scout the market in order to challenge and optimize the existing purchasing conditions in terms of cost and service level aiming at increasing our competitiveness and profitability.

- Prepare the sourcing and the RFP framework, then lead the RFP process, in close collaboration with internal clients.

- Design and manage a KPI dashboard, conduct suppliers evaluation, and business reviews with top suppliers. Manage the supplier database on categories on new vendor development, qualification process, cost & performance review.

  • Value Delivery

- Bring value creation to Internal clients, Marketing & Sales, via Purchasing strategies, Supplier Relationship Management, and regular Business Reviews besides costs optimization.

- Savings achieved after issuance of each relevant PO.

- Measurable cost database for items purchased within the A&P scope.

- Achieve the spending penetration target on key categories.

  • Others

- To ensure that every internal customer, department, management receives information at the level they need.

- Tendering and execution of the ad hoc projects assigned by Purchasing Manager.



  • Master degree in Purchasing or showing equivalent experience.


  • Fluent in spoken & written Mandarin & English. 

Professional experience & know how: 

  • 3-5 years in purchasing, marketing functions, or relevant experience.
  • Strong knowledge of purchasing processes and contract management and exposed to working closely with internal clients.

Technical & management skills: 

  • Microsoft Office - Word, Excel and PowerPoint; able to maintain organized database.

 Personal & interpersonal skills: 

  • Result-oriented, you have strong planning and time-management skills.
  • Proactive with an entrepreneurial mindset, you are operational excellence focused and improve the processes by implementing new tools.
  • Being strongly customer focused with a high product sensitivity, you are dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of your internal clients in quality and time.
  • Rigorous, you are action and result oriented and are able to multitask effectively.
  • Team oriented, you are seen as a truthful person, able to deliver.
  • Your communication and negotiation skills ensure excellent relationships with your team, internal clients and suppliers. 
  • Overall you act as a diplomat and know how to read the situation with a very strong team mindset. Creative thinker, curious, open-minded, you deliver in a constructive manner.