Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Global Supplier Account Manager


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Global Supplier Account Manager

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

  • Support Philips DA groundbreaking technologies. The Supplier Account Management is a supplier-focused role, which aligns the supply base with the business needs, at optimum total cost, meeting the defined requirements of a business entity. Applying continuous improvement of processes and technologies that support material decisions within the assigned scope.
  • As a Global Supplier Account Manager (GSAM) you will support developing and coordinating key commodity strategies within the Bill of Materials (BOM) procurement.  You will be accountable for Total Cost of Ownership, including material costs, long-term assurance of supply, supplier selection and performance and procurement information/data management, growth and innovation, while effectively managing risk and spend.

You are responsible for

  • Co-develop, maintain and execute commodity strategies for the assigned supplier portfolio.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining a preferred supply base for Finished Goods and other key components in Kitchen appliances
  • Managing Supplier performance scorecard and enrich it with cross-functional stakeholder feedback/calibration
  • Relentlessly driving impact to the bottom and top line through Supplier Performance Development and innovative negotiation approach.  Manage the competition in the supply base to secure a healthy tension between suppliers to foster cost and feature innovation
  • Responsible for supplier evaluation and management within the assigned scope
  • Leading strategic contract and price negotiations for assigned supplier portfolio, including gathering relevant benchmark data, supply market intelligence and driving DfX events
  • Contract management within the assigned scope (develop, maintain and execute)
  • Manage and demand continuously improved quality from supplier and drives clear actions to achieve this
  • Ensuring related risks are controlled and mitigated
  • Ensuring Q&R compliance for all new supplier deployment as relevant
  • Responsible for leveraging supplier innovation into Philips and drive synergies/improvement for assigned portfolio.

You are a part of

The new Domestic Appliances, Kitchen Appliance Hong Kong Procurement team led by Jagroop Singh. This team will be responsible for managing both Finished Goods & Key component Suppliers to deliver the transformation and innovating in the Kitchen Appliance for business Domestic Appliances. As we value diversity, we have a multi-functional and diverse team, with different points of view, different ways of thinking, new capabilities to strengthen and improve the digital strategy for our customers.

  • A global commodity team consisting of Global Supplier Account Managers (GSAMs), continuously interfacing with innovative technologies and companies.
  • You will frequently interface with R&D, Procurement Engineering, Product Marketing, Supply Chain, Quality and Regulatory, Legal and Operations

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Bachelor degree or above, major in Engineering, business management or Supply Chain/Procurement preferred.
  • At least 8-10 years’ experience in procurement management in global companies/organizations, preferably commodity management on finished goods and/or mechanical parts, consumer electronics/homecare products experience preferred.
  • Good negotiation skills and supplier management skills.
  • Experience with production/manufacturing environment required.
  • Good stakeholder relationship and convincing/influencing skills, comfortable working with cross functions including R&D Engineering, Supply Chain, Marketing, Quality & Regulatory, and Legal.
  • Fluent in verbal and written English and Chinese required.

In return, we offer you
A meaningful career, with new challenges in our dynamic organization, working in an encouraging multinational and multicultural environment. We are happy to provide you with this opportunity to work with new technologies. You will be surrounded by passionate and committed, colleagues who share your ambition to create outstanding customer experiences. Your work will be ambitious and full of opportunities for growth. Variety and challenge will be part of your daily routines.

Why should you join Domestic Appliances?

Philips’ Domestic Appliances business is a global leader with EUR 2.3 billion in sales in 2019 in kitchen appliances, coffee, garment care and home care appliances, with successful products such as the Airfryer, Perfect Care Steam Generators, Automatic Coffee Machines with LatteGo and SpeedPro Max Aqua vacuum cleaner, and many more that are used by millions of people every day across the world. 

In its 128-year history as a leading innovator, Philips has had to reinvent itself a number of times to remain competitive. This has involved several high-profile divestments, resulting in the company’s successful track record in managing complex change of this scale.  Such transformations offer unique opportunities for employees to ‘make their mark’ and gain expertise in a specific and dynamic environment - those who can deliver results while navigating and contributing to changes will gain unique skills and perspective that will prove valuable for the rest of their careers.


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Over 125 years ago, Frederik and Gerard Philips started a small light bulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realize that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did. Today, Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team. We have over 80,000+ brilliant people around the world but are always looking for more. Like-minded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while tranforming themselves personally and professionally. Working at Philips is more than a job. It's an experience filled with unexcepted moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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