Senior Manager of Supply Chain Centre Asia Pacific (SCC AP)

Job area Supply Chain
Location Shanghai, China

Asia Pacific

Shanghai, China


Would you like to progress your career in a dynamic, rewarding and market-leading environment? If the answer is “yes”, then look no further than Vanderlande! –

We’ll give you the opportunity to work with our inspiring and talented experts on world-class projects – while growing your network, broadening your experience and expanding your horizons


Your responsibilities

As a part of our Global Supply Chain organization, Supply Chain Centre Asia Pacific (SCC AP) is one of three Supply Chain Centres and is located in Shanghai, China. SCC AP is responsible for the sourcing and supply of Mechanical and Controls Equipment for projects all over the world, and for the outsourcing of installation-services and steelwork for the business units that sell and execute projects and services in the APAC region. The role of Senior Manager SCC AP is based in Shanghai and reports directly to the Chief Procurement Officer in Europe. Responsible for leading the Supply Chain Centre in APAC (China, HK, Singapore, AU, India) and is a member of the Global Supply Chain Management Team and APAC Governance & Alignment / Region Management Team.

You will lead the sourcing team to develop and implement category strategies and lead the supply chain team to supply equipment with a competitive price, on time and good quality to the projects globally.   You are responsible for Partnering with Project Sales and Execution to minimize total project risk and cost at earliest stage of a project.   You play leading role in the continued optimization of the value creation chain, through process optimization between sales, engineering, supply chain and installation at site. 

You are responsible for 20 direct and indirect reports in sourcing, procurement, ordering, logistic and quality. You manage growth and performance of the department members with a view on career and talent management and succession planning.

You are Responsible for profit and loss of SCCAP.


Your qualifications and skills

  • Strong analytical capabilities to understand and develop the right way forward.

  • Proven leadership and experience with developing people and teams.

  • Excellent influential and communication skills to convince internal and external organization and to implement improvements.

  • Sharp team player, active listener.

  • Good negotiation skills, to make clear agreements with suppliers and internal organization.

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to make complex business decisions.

  • Strong people skills and ability to encourage, defend, and persuade others in a fast moving and challenging environment.

  • Completed cultural training or equivalent experience and understanding of international cultures and cultural business practices.


You should have a working knowledge of:

  • Master Degree in Business (Administration), Engineering, Materials Management or equivalent required.

  • Experience with large commercial (construction) projects ($100M+) required.

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics, including 5 years in a senior management role.

  • Willingness to travel internationally (25-50%), based out of Shanghai.

  • Fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin) language, preferably also Dutch. 


Our company

Vanderlande is the global leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports and in the parcel market, as well as a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses. In this world of technology, we believe in people – especially those who are totally dedicated, customer-driven and keen to continue learning throughout their career.

This is embraced by our Vanderlande Academy and International Talent Development programmes, with over 800 courses conducted every year. The focus is on freedom while being trusted to deliver, and this is one of the reasons why we received the highest rating of three stars in the Best Employer survey (The Netherlands).

If you’re ambitious and take your long-term career seriously, then please contact us to explore this global opportunity to join a company at the top of its game. For more information or to apply for this challenging position, please visit

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