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Principal/Senior Manager, Procurement

Location Taipei, Taiwan


Coupang is reimagining the shopping experience to wow each customer from the instant they open the Coupang app to the moment an order is delivered to their door.

We have recently launched our services in Taiwan including Rocket Delivery which offers next-day delivery for a wide selection of items at affordable prices and Rocket Overseas which offers free international delivery on millions of best-selling products from Korea, the U.S., and beyond.

We are looking for talents to help us lead Coupang's expansion in Taiwan. This is an exceptional opportunity to become a part of Coupang’s growth in Taiwan and create a world where our customers wonder, “How did we ever live without Coupang?"


Position: Principal, Procurement

This newly created position is an integral part of the Taiwan Procurement team and will be responsible for the strategic and operational sourcing of assigned spend categories supporting Coupang TW’s rapid expansion. The Taiwan Procurement team manages all non-merchandise 3 rd party spend, and this is a critical role working closely with key business partners to drive cost efficiency in support Coupang TW’s business growth and profitability goals.

In this role, the successful candidate will leverage traditional strategic sourcing models including category analysis, short-term/long-term category planning, consolidation, supplier scorecards and vendor management. Coupang’s sourcing process includes multiple phases from building a category strategy, identifying specific sourcing opportunities, contract negotiations, purchase order issuance, and implementation. The process involves steps such as preparing global market research, price/cost analysis, "should cost" models, TCO, industry trends, commodity best practices and industry benchmarking to drive sourcing decisions.

What You Will Do

  • Develops and executes organization-wide procurement, strategic sourcing and supply base management strategies within your assigned categories. Sets category level goals for your assigned categories within a portfolio.
  • Achieves targeted cost reduction through leadership in strategic sourcing, supplier integration, continuous improvement and innovation/technology.
  • Act as the lead negotiator with suppliers in assigned spend categories to deliver stated objectives. Results consistently deliver against negotiation targets.
  • Conducts Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify and implement new qualified sources
  • Leads the development of key supplier relationships to ensure continuous improvement in innovation, quality, service and cost reduction
  • Communicates and works effectively with management at all levels within the company and its supply base
  • Model and promote Coupang Leadership Principles to create an environment that mobilizes empowered people to achieve business goals.
  • All duties as directed or modified.


  • Degree from a top tier university with a major in finance, engineering, supply chain, business management; MBA preferred
  • 8 or more years of work experience in Sourcing, Supply Chain, Procurement or Engineering, preferably with experience on indirect and direct spend categories (e.g. Logistic or Packaging)
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, develop strategies, and drive process improvement initiatives.
  • Manage pipeline of multiple sourcing projects and report on costs savings
  • Solid team player; can work cooperatively and effectively in a team environment
  • Strong consultative / analytical / problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal / communication / negotiation skills
  • Self motivated, reliable, passionate, and can keep to deadlines
  • Multiple category experience is a plus
  • International experience and low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is a plus

Recruitment Process

  • Application Review - Phone Interview - Onsite (or Virtual Onsite) Interview – Offer
  • The exact nature of the recruitment process may vary according to the specific job and may be changed due to scheduling or other circumstances.
  • Interview schedules and the results will be informed to the applicant via the e-mail address submitted at the application stage.

Things to Consider

  • This job posting may be closed prior to the stated end date for application if all openings are filled.
  • Coupang has the right to rescind an offer of employment if a candidate is found to have submitted false information as part of the application process.
  • Coupang does not discriminate against disabled applicants or those with veteran status. We are proud to offer equal opportunities for all applicants.