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A career at Amway is a career in opportunity. At Amway, you can explore and grow, make a difference, and find success. Established in 1959, Amway is a multi-billion dollar company, and the world’s No. 1 direct selling business, according to the Direct Selling News Global 100. Amway is a center of health, skincare and home product innovation and top-selling, global brands. We manufacture and distribute 450+ consumer products. More than 17,000 employees worldwide support millions of Amway Business Owners who sell Amway products.

  • Job Title: Sourcing Lead
  • Location : Seoul / Tokyo (TBD)
  • Korean Title : Daeri ~ Gwajang
  • Type: Regular
  • Description :
  • Applies purchasing/procurement methodology to achieve organizational objectives, best value for the enterprise, and achievement of target return on investments (ROI).
  • Sources and purchases machinery, equipment, tools, raw material, packaging materials, parts, services, and/or supplies necessary for operation of APAC markets and occasional other global markets as well.  
  • Leads cross functional programs and projects across APAC markets and serves as a liaison between key stakeholders including functional units (e.g. supply chain, marketing, R&D, etc.) and affiliates.
  • Works very closely with internal clients globally and across APAC markets to: identify sourcing needs; conduct buy/market profiles; define acceptable service levels.
  • Develops sourcing strategies for APAC and global; solicits/analyzes request for proposals; negotiates contracts and coordinates supplier integration plan with internal client
  • Develops, manages and reviews status of APAC projects and budgets, manages schedules and prepares communication reports
  • Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives.
  • Establish a supplier relationship management process with continuous improvement goals/programs for key suppliers located in APAC markets.  Monitors market dynamics and communicates changes that affect internal client needs.
  • Compiles information to keep informed on global price trends and manufacturing processes.
  • Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules.
  • Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, follows up orders placed, verifies delivery, approves payment, and maintains necessary records. May prepare bid packages.
  • Requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Project Management, General Business, Business Information Services, Finance, Engineering
  • At least 3 years of related experiences
  • Benchmarking: Benchmarking seeks to deliver enhanced business results/competitive advantage through use of an on-going process of comparing and contrasting our quantitative results (e.g. cost, quality, etc.) and processes, internally and externally (globally and across APAC markets), to determine “best in class”; then identifying and implementing appropriate plans to deliver “best in class” results that meet the business needs.
  • Business Partner Relationship Management: Procurement manages relationships with our key internal Business Partners (who are located across the globe) to know and understand their business needs. Procurement is able to build relationships by utilizing tools such as the Joint Business Plan process, initiative list management and effective persuasive selling skills.
  • Commercial Agreements: Procurement drafts and executes (in partnership with Legal) pertinent written agreements for ongoing requirements (purchase orders, leases, Contracts, etc.); and Procurement collaborates on establishment of pertinent agreements for development requirements (CDAs, JDAs, Letters of Intent, etc.)
  • Industry Analysis: Industry Analysis provides the Company with competitive advantage by obtaining and analyzing information on industry supply/demand dynamics (Globally and across APAC), production technology and cost structure (feedstocks, capital) which is used to build effective sourcing strategies, cost forecasts, and negotiation positions.
  • Competitive Analysis: Competitive Analysis contributes to competitive advantage by gathering and using information about competitors’ materials, technologies, supply base, sourcing strategies, suppliers, material costs, and processes to enable the benchmarking/forecasting of competitors’ material/services prices and material/services changes.
  • Competitive Bidding: Procurement uses competitive bidding, including pre-inquiry meetings, to insure our price competiveness globally and in APAC markets thus deliver business results and a competitive advantage.
  • Economic Analysis: Procurement forecasts costs, availability and trends of material/equipment/services purchased by Amway and anticipates significant short and long-term changes which may impact our sourcing and/or business strategy.
  • Linking & Leveraging: Delivers a competitive advantage by linking Amway business needs to supplier and industry capabilities and innovation via in-depth knowledge of industries and suppliers. Links Amway's supplier performance expectations with supplier capabilities and drives performance improvement as needed.
  • Negotiation: Procurement plans and carries out negotiations (across APAC markets and sometimes globally), including development of negotiation objectives/goals/strategies/tactics, to achieve required business results with consideration for desired impact on new and existing supplier relationships.
  • Policy & Stewardship: Understanding and appropriate application of principles and policies in key areas that influence our practices and behaviors in sourcing activities.
  • Sourcing Strategy: Sourcing Strategy delivers required business results by appropriately applying the concepts needed to determine/develop sourcing strategies and to modify those existing strategies as required by changing business and market conditions. 
  • Supplier Analysis: Supplier Analysis develops a superior understanding of supplier capability, and uses that understanding to deliver that supplier’s goods, services, technologies, etc., to provide optimum total value results to the business.
  • Supplier Relationship Management: SRM is used for managing key supplier relationships across APAC markets to deliver improved business results. It is intended to drive supplier-generated value that enhances Amway’s competitive position with both our customers and consumers

Job Segment: Engineer, Computer Science, Supply, Procurement, Relationship Manager, Engineering, Technology, Operations, Customer Service

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