Project Buyer

WhiteWater West is seeking a Project Buyer to join our Purchasing Team at our Shanghai office! In this position, you will be responsible for the purchase of goods and services to support a multi-plant operation. This is a key role in ensuring that goods and services are purchased at the best overall value, on time, and meets the quality specifications. You will also be responsible for purchasing, issuing a request for proposals, and negotiating prices for manufacturing’s “rapid line”. Being bilingual in Mandarin and English is a must for this role.



  • As per the requisitions, place purchase orders with approved suppliers in accordance with agreements
  • Support and execute best practices in accordance with the sourcing and purchasing strategy for selecting and managing providers for all Whitewater West Industries business units
  • Purchase components, sub-contracted services and finished products to meet the customer’s quality, service and value expectations
  • Evaluate and manage existing and potential suppliers based on the principles of Total Cost of Ownership
  • Develop cost saving initiatives in accordance with the Strategic Purchasing Plan
  • Monitor progress of orders and expedites critical orders
  • Monitor and rejects non-compliant requisitions
  • Resolve Invoice discrepancies
  • Develop and or support, implement, and manage supply chain Kan Ban programs
  • Make continuous improvements in costs, lead times and inventory control
  • Help develop and implement purchasing systems, procedures and strategies
  • Reconcile material non-conformances
  • Assist with the development and deployment of a supplier performance matrix incorporating the fundamentals of price, delivery, quality, capability, reliability and other performance attributes
  • Support initiation of offshore sourcing programs, where applicable by identifying, sourcing and developing global supply partners
  • Identify and implement the technologies required to support the global procurement strategy



  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in sourcing or procurement
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or equivalent knowledge in the area of Materials Management or Purchasing. PMAC designation preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of MRP, inventory, and production principles
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • You must have excellent communication and negotiating skills, both verbal and written
  • Must be bilingual in Mandarin and English



Please submit your resume including the position title in the subject line of your email to Tell us in a short paragraph why you would be great for this position!

As a part of ensuring a safe and secure workplace, successful candidates may (role dependent) must complete a pre-employment drug & alcohol test and/or background check (references, credit, identity check and criminal).

Note: We will not be accepting candidates from recruitment agencies at this time.







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