Commodity Management Advisor
Hong Kong, HK

Celestica's Global Supply Chain operates as a unified virtual system with our customers and suppliers by acting as seamless extensions of their operations.

We offer customized, flexible and integrated supply chain solutions, supported by a global technology platform and a dedicated, market-focused team.

We are currently seeking a Facilities Commodity Management Advisor based out of Hong Kong.

What’s in it for you?

This opportunity offers an ideal environment to learn and grow. This role interacts with Corporate as well as site cross-functional teams such as finance, operations, facilities management, HR management, engineering, local procurement in addition to legal, third party procurement vendor and other category specialists / managers.

The environment is fast-paced. As such, a high degree of initiative and judgment is required to carry out day-to-day activities.

The Category Specialist must be able to prioritize and work efficiently to maximize the results and benefits to the business.

Job Description :

The incumbent coordinates and controls the design and the execution of sourcing projects in Facilities category, including fit up constructions, repairs, security services, cleaning services, cafeteria, landscape, etc in indirect procurement.

Builds relationships with internal and external customers and users of optimization process

Works in a team setting under minimum Supervision.

This role provides internal customers / stakeholders the support and guidance required to create a plan and then structure their requirements to align with an overarching strategy for the category.

Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following :

Works directly with the business to understand their needs and gather requirements,

Develops and implements category management plans to reduce costs and increase supplier performance, identifies gaps between current and best practices internally and externally.

Manages supplier analysis and pricing strategies for all services mentioned above

Maintains responsibility for commodity plans, supplier selection, quotation / contracting and supplier relationship. Identify new suppliers, leads and conducts the RFX process

Evaluates bids and make recommendations based on commercial and technical factors

Negotiates global and regional agreements, including discount structures, volume rebates and KPI’s with current vendors.

Manages contract negotiations (including reviewing, drafting, redlining) from receipt of contract from the vendor through to deal closure subject to final approval by in-house counsel

Negotiates directly and independently with the customer or vendor

Maintains purchasing information, files and records (e.g. Requests for Proposal, price comparison, scorecards and contracts for the purpose of ensuring the availability of documentation and compliance with established policies and regulatory guidelines

Builds cross-functional relationships where persuasive skills, negotiation skills, and considerable tact are required to gain support.

Maintains positive relationships with key customers, suppliers, etc., who have a significant impact on the success of the organization..

Responsible for driving value from contracts for all strategic vendors; reducing related costs while improving / adding value to the organization.

Requirements :

Bachelor’s degree in related field or consideration of an equivalent combination of education and experience

Minimum of 5 years of experience managing complex contracts and relationships, both with contract commercials and with the business including experience with outsourcing vendor contracts negotiating terms, SLA’s, invoicing and dispute management

Strong business acumen with ability to create and analyze cost benefit analysis proposals and advise business leaders, finance and procurement on strengths of various

Excellent negotiation, relationship and interpersonal skills

Strong ability to communicate with stakeholders and business leaders to understand requirements, expectations and value measures

Strong analytical skills, proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word). Strong Excel (macros is a plus), advanced MS Word and Excel skills a requirement

Category Management and Sourcing experience, including deep understanding of Strategic Sourcing best practices.

General commercial contracts and procurement experience with strong substantive knowledge and experience in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts provisions.

Ability to work within a team and where appropriate alone or with limited guidance, as appropriate

Solid experience in face-to-face negotiations and project management

Ability to leads complex negotiations effectively

Experience creating and implementing SLA’s and KPI’s

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers.

At Celestica, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates throughout the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law).

At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported.

Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX : CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges.

As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud.

Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.

Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.


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