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Title:  Sourcing China - Senior Consultant


Shanghai, CN

Date:  Sep 20, 2022

Chain IQ is an independent, global service company providing strategic, tactical and operational procurement for its clients. Chain IQ operates from its main centers – Zurich (headquarters), New York, London, Singapore, Bucharest and Mumbai / Pune – and is currently servicing more than 20 countries (including Germany, Poland, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Australia).

Chain IQ is growing! In order to provide our clients continuously with an excellent service, we want to further strengthen our team and are therefore looking for you!

Purpose (short description):

Staff to provide effective sourcing services from China for both local domestic client needs as well as for other country locations.

Tasks and Responsibilities:                    

Key Scope:

  1. Relationship Management


  • Proactively foster effective collaboration and ensure strong communication with key client stakeholders and colleagues in and across the region(s) to deliver defined business goals.
  • Develop key client stakeholder matrix per category/location, maintaining regular engagement and driving high levels of client engagement and satisfaction.
  • Ensure appropriate supplier relationship management for assigned suppliers.
  • Act as key contact person for China locations on allocated categories and sourcing initiatives.


  1. Sourcing Planning
  • Perform spend and contract analysis to identify sourcing and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Working with clients and colleagues, define and implement commodity strategies and sourcing area plans for China locations, whilst ensuring appropriate alignment to global and regional strategies.
  • Ensure representation of regional/local interests and requirement of APAC clients to Global sourcing categories.


  1. Management of Sourcing Initiatives


  • Lead and execute sourcing projects from end-to-end in line with agreed timelines and service quality.
  • Deliver allocated savings target as assigned to categories and locations though the effective management of sourcing initiatives, with proper tracking and reporting of savings achievements.
  • In collaboration with procurement operations, drive adoption of procure-to-pay “P2P” through sourcing initiatives and ongoing contract management.
  • Adhere to defined sourcing policies and processes.
  • Ensure a high-level of ethics in supplier and / or client engagements.


  1. Sourcing Support


  • Provide sourcing subject matter expertise and be involved to support client engagements and / or pitches.
  • Provide sourcing planning and execution of projects across a dynamic, multi-client environment.





  • University degree (ideally in economics or Supply Management and/or Legal) or industry experience equivalent.
  • Additional certification as Sourcing/Procurement professional.
  • Strong oral and written English and Simplified Chinese (mandatory).




  • A minimum of 6+ years experience and demonstrable success in strategic sourcing ideally gained in an international environment.  Excellent communication (written, verbal) and interpersonal skills to positively influence people to make the appropriate decisions for the client(s) and resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Ability to work as part of a cross functional team.
  • Highly competent in negotiations and contract knowledge with a strong ability to converse, negotiate with suppliers / clients and review contracts in Simplified Chinese and English.
  • Strong project management experience.
  • Experienced in conducting tenders (request for information/proposal/quotation).
  • Commodity sourcing experience in one or more of the following categories is highly advantageous
    - IT (Hardware, Software, Telecommunication, Data Centre)
    - Professional Services (Legal, Audit, Management Consulting)
    - Facility Management, Corporate Services, Real Estate
    - Marketing (Branding, Sponsorship, Corporate Communications)
    - Human Resources (Recruitment, Benefits, Payroll, Training)
    - Outsourcing & Offshoring (ITO, BPO, KPO)
    - Travel (Airlines, Hotels, Serviced Apartments, Travel Management Companies)
    - Banking services (Market Data, Exchanges)


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