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Celestica Buying Associate in Kulim, Malaysia

Req ID: 73895

Region: Asia

Country: Malaysia

State/Province: Kedah

City: Kulim

Job Responsibility

  • Plans for and procures materials necessary to meet manufacturing build requirements for one or several product lines.

  • Reviews forecasted requirements and purchases materials in accordance with that forecast.

  • Ensures materials are available to meet manufacturing build requirements. Matches material requirements and inventory turnover so as not to hold too high of a percentage of inventory at any time.

  • Qualifies new suppliers through survey and site visits.

  • Helps establish new supplier accounts with finance department.

  • Works with internal customers to address, return and receive credit for defective materials.

  • Works with A/P to investigate and resolve issues with payment of supplier invoices.

  • Plans and schedules timely material requirements for customer forecasts. Reviews manufacturing production goals and plans accordingly.

  • Analyzes inputs (e.g., capacity, board cycle times, urgency of request, material availability, etc.) to help determine schedule. Analyzes internal impact (e.g., line scheduling, procurement, logistics, shipping, etc.) of customer scheduling. Pushes or cancels orders per production plans.

  • Ensures quality and integrity of information used to generate materials requirements plan.

  • Revises plans as required based on analysis of actuals versus plan.

  • Acts as a customer liaison with new product introduction.

  • Introduces the new product through manufacturing to shipping per customer requirements. Attends weekly change meetings with the customer.

  • Reviews and submits new cost associated with new engineering requirements.

Job Requirement

  • Candidate must possess at least Diploma, Advanced/Higher/Graduate Diploma, Bachelor's Degree in Business Studies / Administration / Management, Economics, Commerce or equivalent related field.

  • Min 2-3 years experience in the related department.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing environment, the types of materials being purchased by departments and the engineering change process is preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of production planning fundamentals, scheduling, materials requirements planning techniques and manufacturing control systems

  • Knowledge of procurement processes, inventory management and supplier management

  • Knowledge of basic computer applications such as WORD, Excel, PowerPoint and multiple business applications.

  • Ability to plan strategically for the coordinated build and delivery of one or several products.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy and working under tight time deadlines.

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

  • Relevant experience with ERP / MRP especially in SAP will be an added advantage

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.