Head of Materials (EMS Industry)

Position          : Head of Materials

Location         : Malaysia, Senai


Our Client is a leader in Electronics Manufacturing Services


Job Summary

Under the direction of the General Manager, is responsible for effective material operations that meet world class standards that will meet key indices to support Operations to meet revenue needs of the Corporation. Continuously implanting new initiatives are developed to meet the changing business environment in particular ensuring Global initiatives are supported and all measurements are in place to meet these goals. All objectives are to be meeting cost goals in an effective Purchasing, Warehouse and Logistic functions.




  • Responsible for overall staff performance, ensuring strategies are implement and execution to ensure
  • shortages are resolved to meet revenue
  • Ensuring effective utilisation and development of work groups and effective purchasing practices for all dealing with suppliers. Adjust practices to meet the changing business conditions
  • Stays informed of economic and business situation to be in line with revenue needs
  • Assists the General Manager in ensuring Global initiatives are implemented making changes in Purchasing organization and improvements in operations
  • Ensuring key metrics are met and monthly reports are submitted on time for review
  • Establish operational indices and ensure all key suppliers are clearly aware of these needs and operate to meet our needs



  • Responsible for Warehouse operations and ensure that Operations are effective in the supply of materials to Operation, FIFO practices etc
  • Ensure security and safety of the warehouse and compliance with regulatory requirements, e.g. FTA, C-TPAT, ISO in the warehouse as well as good housekeeping
  • Accountable for inventory accuracy, discrepancies are resolved and corrective actions implemented
  • Establish operational indices and ensure all key suppliers are clearly aware of these needs and operate to meet our needs
  • Implement Lean practices in Warehouse operations to maximize warehouse space, ultization & efficiency
  • Ensure Logistics operations are effective in the clearance of cargo to meet revenue needs
  • Review & analyze freight spend, KPI and work with GSBM in the alignment of agreement with suppliers to meet economic transportation model
  • Identify and establish 3PL Warehouse to support Operations, this is a strategy that will directed by Site GM
  • Ensure compliance to import & export regulations for all shipment from/to different countries where logistic movements are required
  • Lead and drive changes to Warehouse/Logistics procedures and work flow to improve overall operational efficiency, ensure all procedures are effectively implemented and adhered to



  • Bachelor’s Degree in BS/BA or equivalent
  • More than 10 years experience in a Senior Supply Chain role with Materials Management, Inventory Management and/or Purchasing in manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge and proficiency in ERP/MRP systems
  • Highly motivated, high energy with the ability to work both independently and with the team
  • Experience and understanding of Lean Manufacturing


Job-related skills:

  • Computer literate, such as MS Office & good negotiation skills is desired

Part I :

  1. Knows – Basic technical knowledge, appropriate management skill & a clear understanding of manufacturing operations. Must have the basic knowledge to operate the computer
  2. Must –
  • Have the ability to work under great pressure
  • Maintain a positive attitude and positive thinking
  • Have good communication skill


Part II : Other working conditions required

  • Both overseas or local traveling might be required
  • List any requirements regarding overtime, work hours, relocation, environmental conditions etc
  • Able to work smart and be independent in any environmental conditions
  • Communication / Interpersonal Skills requirements strong Communication / Negotiation Skill, to  lead by example
  • High integrity in communication to vendors and customers

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