Category Buying Engineer

Location: Shanghai

To apply for the position below, please send your CV and covering letter to

The Category Buying Engineer, based at one of the Dragon Sourcing offices, reports to a Senior Category Buying Engineer of Dragon Sourcing. He is responsible for supervising the work of several Buying Analysts and for developing and maintaining in-depth category knowledge for all categories under his supervision.

Tasks description:
1. Drive end to end sourcing cycle to successful completion:

Screen and pre-select potential suppliers through a Request For Information (RFI) in order to establish a shortlist of suppliers to include in the RFP process
Build and administer Request For Proposals (RFPs)
Conduct supplier quality audits
Analyse supplier responses to RFPs and develop negotiation strategies
Develop Business Case documents
Carry out fact based negotiations with suppliers
Participate in recommendations about which supplier(s) to select
Manage clients’ POs
Conduct QC at supplier factory

2. Communicate effectively with Dragon Sourcing client to ensure buy-in throughout the entire sourcing process

3. Manage people

Apply and transfer own knowledge and expertise to other team members in order to maximize team performance
Set objectives and targets for Buying Analysts and review performance
Actively participate in recruitment activities


Academic background: University degree, preferably in engineering and/or business administration, economics or other relevant discipline
A recognized qualification in procurement would be considered an asset
Experience: In depth knowledge of specific commodity areas is expected, with at least 3-5 years of professional experience in procurement, preferably working for a western industrial or retail organization with some experience working outside of China
Language skills: Proficiency in the local language and English is essential. Working proficiency in French is also an asset
PC skills: High proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word