Sourcing Manager, Supply Chain

Job area Supply Chain
Location Marietta (Atlanta), United States of America
Contract type Full time

As a Sourcing Manager you will be responsible for developing and maintaining the supplier base that our company needs to sell and execute our projects. At all times the supplier base should be in such shape that it is in balance with the business needs of the organization. The categories managed range from mechanical and electrical components to complete turn-key systems. During the execution of  projects, you will support the entire procurement process from specification to delivery of the goods and/or services. The Sourcing Manager will be part of Supply Chain Center North America, and will report to the Manager of Strategic Sourcing.

 

 

Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

 

  • Manage multiple categories:

                - Performing supply market research / identifying possible new suppliers

                - Developing and implement category strategy

                - Realizing added value for the business

  • Source one or more categories:

                - Creating program of requirements

                - Setting selection and awarding criteria to assess suppliers and their proposals

                - Developing RFP’s and supplier long list

                - Assessing proposals

               -  Negotiating with suppliers

               -  Creating, implement and manage framework contracts

               -  Implementing and managing framework contracts

  • Set up and lead a category team
  • Influence stakeholders
  • Process improvement and Benchmarking

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering (or similar field)
  • Expertise and experience in Electronics
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in Procurement with at least 5 years in a Senior position
  • Affinity with Manufacturing processes and Activity Based Costing
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 20%. (domestic and international)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree 
  • APICS certification (CSCP, CPIM or related)
  • Prior experience in the material handling systems industry or similar

Knowledge-Skills-Abilities:

  • Excellent negotiating, contracting 
  • Organizational skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Cross functional team player
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