Regional Analyst, North Asia

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Date: Mar 8, 2023

Location: Shanghai, CN

Company: AkzoNobel

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Job Purpose

The regional analyst of north asia is a key coordinator of driving regional KPIs performance, is responsible for procurement reports, and is responsible for total cost efficiency study whenever required.



Key Accountabilities

To contribute to the procurement strategy/year plan.

Roll out of global procurement KPI in the region.

To develop and standardize/automate various procurement reports in the region.

To support global reports consolidation.

To be the regional focal point & key user of global procurement processes/systems including BI, RMPI, ANT, Rebates/Commissions, Contracting.

To support financial analysis (e.g. business cases, Spend Walk analysis, price variances) and coordinate quarterly rolling forecast for their region.

To be responsible for cost efficiency study when required.

To develop regional/China raw material market intelligence and manage Chinese subscriptions. Identify alternatives for procurement and develop regional market know how.

To support regional sourcing team for category/sub category strategy.

To advise regional/functional management with profound analytics.

To support and analyze supplier relationships and collaboration.

To propose new/improved tools and ways of using existing Information management.

Ad Hoc tasks requested by Regional Procurement Director.




BA required (Master preferred)

Finance degree/Economic degree preferred

Decent knowledge of regional analyst or global analyst is plus



Strong analytical skills with business thinking

Microsoft office (Excel/Power Point/Word) is mandatory

Basic finance and procurement knowledge will be a plus

Can work under pressure, careful, diligent, and well – organized

Fluent in English



Strong integrity, code of conduct, full compliance

Superior communication; interpersonal skills

Passion for cost management

Comfortable with conflict

Able to work in matrix environment (sourcing and procurement)

Able to get buy-in and commitment from both internal and external stakeholders

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