To meet increasing market demand, an international company that designs and manufactures magnetic recording heads for hard disk drives is looking to recruit a high-calibre purchasing director to be stationed in Hong Kong and on the mainland. SAE, a wholly owned subsidiary of TDK Corp, employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Thanks to the success of SAE's five manufacturing plants on the mainland, the organisation has been able to build a recognised product reputation and is now in the process of establishing plants in Dongguan. Anyone who is ready to take on this challenging role must have a bachelor's degree or above in logistics management, supply chain management or another relevant discipline. Candidates should also understand the ins and outs of procurement management and be able to demonstrate at least seven years' experience in a senior managerial position in the electronics or computer component manufacturing sectors. To be first past the winning post, you should have a sound knowledge of supply chain management implementation, a strong background in managing a full range of procurement systems, and experience of running all purchasing activities relating to materials and equipment. Thanks to the cross-border nature of this role, frequent travel is the name of the game, with fluent spoken and written English and Putonghua a must. SAE provides a dormitory and shuttle bus for staff in Dongguan.