Achieve year-on-year improvement in total cost, quality, and service by influencing regional and global supply management activities and managing supplier relationships for a portfolio of commodities across ETO (Engineered to Orders) business units. Influence of cross-functional teams (made up of Commodity Project Managers, Purchasing Managers, Engineers, Operations Managers, Quality Managers and Marketing Managers), accountable for execution and implementation of the sourcing strategies within all business units.


• Develop the sourcing strategy for assigned commodities. Develop and refine the sourcing strategy with guidance from the Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager, using inputs from the sourcing team and key global/regional business leaders within the business units. The sourcing strategy will drive the continuous improvement of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for the assigned commodities.
• Drive implementation of the sourcing strategy for assigned commodities.  Once a sourcing strategy has been developed, the Manager will communicate, monitor and aggressively manage business unit compliance with the strategy. The Manager will also establish working relationships with other functions (e.g. engineering, procurement, operations, and quality assurance) within the business units, bringing a strategic sourcing perspective to all key processes.  He/She will also assist Procurement, Quality and Engineering in driving part number level / supplier qualification as required.
• Leadership of strategic sourcing teams.  He or she must be successful at influencing a cross-functional team.  The Manager will act as a catalyst for change to achieve business goals as well as addressing barriers to change.
• Develop an expertise in the business unit needs and capabilities for commodities.  The Manager partners with business units to understand the goals and objectives and formulates strategies to achieve desired business results.  On an ongoing basis, the Manager will remain current on supply market trends, supplier economics, and best practice sourcing.
• Responsible for Global Supplier Management.   On an ongoing basis, the Manager will monitor and evaluate supplier performance (quality, delivery, lead time) of all suppliers. Conduct regular strategic business reviews with suppliers and stakeholders to ensure continuous improvement of the supply base.
• Measure and track business unit performance within each commodity.  The Manager will be responsible for monthly reporting to senior management on key performance indicators within the supply chain.  These KPI’s may include savings, quality, delivery, lead time, market trends, etc.
• Identify and implement Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) reduction opportunities for assigned commodities.  Within the business unit, the Manager will champion annual productivity improvements by leading internal and joint supplier/ business unit teams pursuing TCO reduction opportunities in alignment with the sourcing strategy (e.g. lowering inventory levels, increasing yields, improving supplier operations, demand management, improving supply chain flexibility, etc.)
• Identify and implement best practices within assigned commodities.  The Manager will identify strategic sourcing best practices and drive these best practices into the strategic sourcing toolkit and sourcing strategies.
• Ensures thorough familiarity with company policies and procedures. Appropriately applies policies and procedures in compliance with government laws.  Policies and procedures include, but not limited to: Standards of Business Conduct, Intellectual Property, Control Environment, Information Protection, ISO 9000 & 14000, government regulations (e.g. health, safety, quality and environmental), and functional policies published on the Automation Information Network.


• Must have strong sourcing experience: at least 5 years
• Must have solid technical knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical products, and/ or sub-contract engineering services
• Must have strong negotiation, communication and leadership skills
• Familiarity with automation and system solution business is a plus
• TRAVEL: 30% (Domestic & International)


• Proficient in dealing with language and cultural barriers; fluent English is a big plus
• Comfortable in leading cross functional and multi-cultural teams
• Highly energetic, self-motivated, and enthusiastic about opportunities to establish new approaches to reduce TCO
• Possess well-rounded knowledge in strategic sourcing, supply-chain, manufacturing and operational procurement
• Exceptional problem solving and project management skills
• Excellent presentation and communication skills (written and verbal) to various levels of the organization
• Capable of capturing and transforming an idea/concept into business opportunity and deliver positive results
• Excellent knowledge in data architecture and management applications (e.g. Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.)
• Feel comfortable in influencing people


Interested candidates kindly email your CV / resume to simran@forwardsearchconsulting.com




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