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Director of Purchasing (APAC)

  Shenzhen   Purchasing

Job Description

Position Overview

The Director of Purchasing (APAC) leads Velocity’s purchasing policies, objectives, and initiatives for the entire region.  The Director is responsible for growing and managing Velocity’s vendor base in order to deliver exceptional experiences and outcomes. 

Area(s) of Responsibility


Essential Functions


Education, Experience, Knowledge, and Traits





4-year college degree






  • 10+ years of purchasing or other experience in electronic components distribution
  • 5+ years management experience
  • 10+ years purchasing management experience in industry
  • Experience working for US-based company




  • Extensive product and market knowledge





  • Strategic mindset
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build positive relationships with other functional areas
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make supportable decisions
  • Self-motivated
  • Outstanding presentation and business development skills
  • Outstanding negotiation skills
  • Strong conflict management skills

Company traits

  • Is amazing
  • Demonstrates mutual respect and trust
  • Acts courageously
  • Owns own outcomes


Work Environment

Work is primarily performed in a typical office environment. Frequent travel is required within APAC.       

Physical Requirements

None beyond ability to work under normal office conditions. Heavy Phone use.

Additional Details

Type of Employment

Normal Hours


  • Full-time Regular



  • Monday—Friday, 9 am to 6 pm
  • Additional hours may be required
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