Logistic Specialist


Singapore, SG

Employment Type:  Permanent



Innovation, Efficiency and Ambition: this is what VAT has stood for over 50 years. 

With this passion, VAT has grown to become the leading international developer, manufacturer and supplier of high-performance high-end vacuum valves and vacuum sealing technology, employing over 2000 people worldwide.  The headquarters are located in Haag (Switzerland), the production centers in Switzerland, Malaysia, Romania and Taiwan. 


VAT Singapore - Customer Operations Executive (Logistic Specialist) 

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the operational activities of inventory and distribution for the local sales organization (Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan or Singapore) and undertake all shipment co-ordination activities inbound from Penang or Haag.

  • Participate and execute all Supply Chain programs in direct guidance from Regional or Global Operations to meet :-

    • Efficient operating order entry for purchase orders in ERP system

    • Efficient operating of trade working capital values (IV, DIO, DSO)

    • Takes, develops and implements new customer requirements and solutions and embeds them into our existing supply chain management process landscape within the VAT Group.

  • Document all work instructions and work processes (in relation and not limited to Supply Chain) for the Local or Asia region

  • Support and participate in all leading strategic project to develop and implement ‘Regional inventory locations’ at best costs

    • Supporting as backup to the Regional Inventory and Distribution Manager during his/her absence

    • Analyze and contribute local demands proactively to the regional inventory strategies and tactical solutions

  • Support the Regional Operations Manager, Asia in executing all activities in the implementation of the strategic and tactical deliverables pertaining to:

    • Customer Contracts and / or Customer Consignment Stock programs

    • Global distribution network considering last mile shipments

    • Potential ‘Regional Distribution Centers’ setup

    • And other important and urgent projects coming up the next years

  • Provides, if required, support and training of our supply chain processes to the relevant users at the region.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Manages and achieves targets of the relevant key performance indicators; defines initiatives to optimize, implement corrective actions

  • Operationally support the frontline activities of local VAT sales organization in terms of inventory and distribution

  • Operationally backup inventory management of the Asia region


Key Performance Indicator (KPIs) 

  • On Time purchase order placements for inventory at local level

  • On Time Delivery for local shipments

  • Improved Days Inventory Outstanding (DIO)

  • Reduction of slow moving inventory (or obsolescence) locally


Experience & Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience sub-process of the full order to cash process, direct logistics and inventory management an advantage

  • Diploma in Business Administration, Logistics or other relevant discipline preferred

  • Working knowledge and understanding of ERP systems and their use in a global manufacturing environment

  • MIcrosoft Excel, Word proficiency

  • Ability to demonstrate solid written and oral communication skills

  • Good analytical problem solving ability

  • Languages: English and 1 other Asian language in oral and written form



Interested? We look forward to receive your application. 

You can expect a dynamic and successful company where innovation, courage, fairness and trancparency are encouraged and your ideas are welcome. 

[[Nicole Chai]] 


Experience VAT