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Purchasing Specialist

Singapore Singapore

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Location Singapore, SG Job ID JR-031736

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day.

PerkinElmer’s commitment to scientific innovation is at the heart of everything we do. Our dedicated team of 16,000 employees worldwide pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers create healthier families, make smarter decisions, earlier diagnoses, more effective treatments and scientific breakthroughs globally.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participant and contribute to the monthly SIOP (Sales & Ops) meeting.

  • Able to interpret SIOP demand and translate to material forecast to suppliers.

  • Ensure materials full-kit for production build per demand requirement.

  • Execute planning activities, material procurement and POs are carried out in a timely manner.

  • Follow through production schedule and maintain purchase order status and shipment tracking information in SAP system with timely update.

  • Proactively check availability of capacities and material constraints that affect the products’ Supply chain.

  • Measure and continuously seek to improve supply chain performance e.g. inventory turns, on-time delivery, excess and obsolescence exposure, etc.

  • Maintain strong relationship and clear/direct communication with functional team members and suppliers.

  • Implement standardized metrics to track, maintain and drive suppliers to continuously improve in service, cost, quality and delivery levels.

  • Involved in continuous improvements in areas of lead-time, cost reductions that meet organizational goal which includes risk management.

  • Generate management report and take on any other duties as assigned by Superior.


  • Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain/Logistics Management preferred. Diploma holders with more years of experience will also be considered.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in purchasing or similar capacity 

  • Material planning experience will be an added advantage

  • Able to work effectively in a high pressure and fast paced environment

  • Meticulous, have an eye for details and ability to work independently as well as in a team

  • IT literate with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Familiar with use and deployment of IT systems technologies/solutions to support the supply chain e.g. for tracking, inventory management, compliance etc.

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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