Role and Responsibilities
Develop commodity and supplier strategies for long-range business direction.
Lead materials planning and procurement team, driving strategy for future supplier selection and management of current suppliers.
Lead, coordinate and execute project plans to improve Supply Chain organization performance
Ensure inventory and quality management strategies are executed which support the Business Plan and Operating Objectives
Manage total costs which result in measurable price reductions, value, productivity improvements, and cost avoidances
Manage the supplier base including contract management, performance reviews, and development strategies
Lead supplier selection and partnering toward those with broad strategic capabilities, best support and competitive advantage
Provide Engineering and Manufacturing information related to supplier capabilities and long term technical direction
Participate as a contributing team member on NPI projects
Support NPI schedules and technical requirements with timely response for material, data and supplier communications
Understand and communicate to organization supply market trends and potential implications
Develop agreements that clearly identify the intent and responsibilities of both parties and assure compliance with all appropriate legal requirements
Education, Training and Skills
Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management (SCM) or related field; MBA in SCM is a plus
7 years of related experience, with at least 2 years as senior level sourcing and procurement agent, preferably in the electronics market
Direct knowledge of business processes such as logistics/reverse logistics, inventory management, import/export & customs, transportation, etc.
Proven success in developing master purchase agreements and contract negotiation
Demonstrated knowledge of supply quality management and process improvement
Knowledge of financial principles and analytical tools
Verbal and written communication, organization, problem solving and interpersonal skills are necessary
Understanding of legal requirement, domestic and international, import/export regulations as related to procurement activities
APICS certification preferred CPIM, CSCP, etc.