The Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for handling the company's end-to-end sourcing operations. The successful candidate will be able to appraise and improve sourcing activities by analyzing the company's spending and supply partnerships.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct cost analysis and volume planning of product and service proposals from suppliers.
Actively identify and negotiate domestic and international partnerships and sources to advance Globe's competitive positon in the world marketplace.
Work with management to identify cost negotiation and pricing opportunities for margin improvement.
Develop supplier performance metrics, oversee tracking, evaluate results and work with suppliers to improve their performance.
Enhance and build out data models and spreadsheet macro tools enabling purchasing to operate more efficiently and effectively.
Perform supplier audits and financial deep dives determining fair and reasonable pricing along with supplier health.
Manage forecast of risks and opportunities for new procurements and engineering changes.
Recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, alternative sourcing and vendor evaluation criteria.
Ensure contracts are thoroughly reviewed and terms and service levels are being adhered to for Globe's maximum benefit.
Establish and maintain strong supplier relations, selecting preferred suppliers and ensuring the most economical cost consistent with quality standards and specifications of purchased assets and resources.
Establish and maintain a strong team partnership between internal and external customers/suppliers ensuring that purchasing policies and procedures are followed while staying abreast of market trends and pricing.
Manage small team of buyers and communicate with every level of the organization to ensure success.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree required. Industrial Engineering or other Engineering discipline preferred.
Minimum of ten years career experience required with a heavy focus on supply chain/sourcing.
Experience managing the global sourcing/supply chain function in a manufacturing environment with a large number of vendors/suppliers required.
Engineering experience in an equipment-manufacturing environment helpful.
Previous ERP System experience required. Made2Manage experience a plus.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports, data and legal documents required.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically advanced Excel, required.
Proven track record of being self-motivated, working with minimal supervision, and partnering with diverse team members and outside sources required.
Must be results oriented with a people development affinity; proactive in attacking challenges and confident in setting and achieving stretch goals while keeping internal and external stakeholders aligned and informed of details.
Conduct oneself with the highest level of professionalism, discretion and ethical standards.
Globe Machine Manufacturing