Hershey Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Buyer, Ingredient – SENAI, JOHOR

Job Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Ensure all sourcing are conducted in compliance with Hershey Global Procurement Policy with proper documentation, processes and meet company systems requirements.
  • Source competitively and review cost regularly. Negotiate with suppliers for most competitive price and monitor pricing movement.
  • Contribute to cost saving project generation and implementation to improve the product competition. Achieve cost reduction/avoidance target.
  • Support Innovation Project Development. Assist internal customers in identifying requirements, specifications, gather documents and provides support to facilitate the progress during the development stage as well as ensure the availability of products.


  • Managing, assessing and evaluating suppliers and provide periodical supplier performance report. Maintains good business relationship with suppliers in accordance with the Hershey Core values. 
  • Ownership of supplier management for specialty ingredients. Ensure concise communication between Hershey teams and suppliers, includes but not limited to Hershey requirement, feedback, timeline, and follow up proactively to drive the result. 
  • Evaluate supplier performance through score card and annual performance review, provide frequent feedback to suppliers and monitor for improvement on Scorecard result.
  • Conduct periodical risk assessment to avoid supply security issue and price increase issue.


  • Ensure accurate data record, analysis and report.
  • Use SAP, PLM and other Hershey-provided tools to maintain and validate purchase information. 
  • Evaluate and analyze Purchase Price Variance. 
  • Update purchasing records or contract pricing and documentation.
  • Provide accurate record and analytical report includes but not limited to spend report, CI Report 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Minimum 2 years progressive business experience with 1+ years procurement experience. Experience of sourcing Raw Ingredient for food industry is preferred
  • Knowledge of purchasing principles/techniques, sourcing skills and inventory analysis and control
  • Knowledge in conducting RFQ/RFP bidding exercises, and negotiation skill
  • Ability to collaborate with internal departments, seek common ground and establish alignment on common goals
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skill (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.), familiar with SAP is preferred
  • Analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Financial and business mindset
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to prioritize in an ever-changing environment.
  • Travel as needed (less than 20%).


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