Sourcing Manager Procurement Operations

Sourcing Manager Procurement Operations

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

As a subsidiary of Toyota Industries (TICO), Vanderlande North America is enjoying rapid growth and extraordinary market demand. Vanderlande is a global market leader in material handling system manufacture, design, installation, and service.  Vanderlande systems employ the latest in robotic, mechanical, and software technology.   Vanderlande’s customers are household names in e-commerce, package delivery, and air transportation.

We are seeking a detailed-oriented, thorough, and organized Sourcing Manager to join our Procurement Operations team. This role is responsible for the Procurement and Subcontracting of various Installation and Controls Engineering and Commissioning Subcontracts including Labor Service Agreements. Must be able to work effectively and independently in a dynamic, complex environment. He/she will work closely together with the team Project Team(s) as well and the Contract Manager. The position will report to the Manager of Project Procurement. Post contract performance management including risk and change management will form part of the supplier relationship responsibilities.

Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Implement Supply Chain strategies for Project Procurement that is consistent with our customers business plan (Project Procurement and Subcontractor Strategy)
  • Own the relationship between key suppliers and Vanderlande, support the team with the strategy on needs for upcoming projects
  • Provide input during the sales phase to assist the sales team in producing competitive but robust budget proposals and realistic first draft project supply plan (i.e., first time right budgeting)
  • Provide appropriate information during the RFQ stage to the project Buyers
  • Negotiate supply agreements and cost models with key subcontractors
  • Support the Warehouse Solutions team to oversee the sourcing responsibilities for installation at our job sites
  • Maintain the Installation subcontract database, source new suppliers, onboard subcontractors to include full vetting process
  • Work closely with the project team to produce relevant input details for the overall Project Supply Plan
  • Leadership role that identifies and resolves labor issues, quality problems, and works towards a resolution
  • Oversee the process of supplier selection, meeting the defined needs of the Project

Procurement and Subcontractor Strategy requirements:

  • Analyze, create, and implement innovative supply opportunities and strategies that enhance the market position and/or profitability on a local and global level
  • Draft and enforce the use of contract templates for the legal engagement of installation services, construction subcontractors, and service level providers in collaboration with Corporate Counsel and Contract Manager
  • Analyze main contract terms to ensure project specific subcontract terms are passed down the supply chain where appropriate
  • Works independently writing contracts with little to no guidance from manager
  • Support and collaborate with Project Installation Team and execution team to minimize total project risk and cost
  • Support in the audit checks of the current projects that include installation services
  • Execute ethical principles and standards of Procurement practices to comply with all applicable safety, regulatory and quality system requirements
  • Ensure that ongoing site performance issues, quality and health and safety matters are captured and recorded in order to inform preferred supplier selections in the future
  • Develop frameworks with key suppliers were identified in procurement strategy and liaise legal where appropriate
  • Ensure ethical principles and standards of purchasing practices are followed in order to comply with all applicable safety, regulatory and quality system requirements.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree in Business, Engineering, Materials Management or equivalent preferred
  • 8-10 years of progressive experience (Sourcing, Negotiating, Logistics and Operations) in Procurement/Supply Chain
  • Contract writing experience, knowledge of legal requirements involved with contracts to include labor laws
  • Knowledge and experience of compiling and managing labour service agreements
  • Prior experience in the Material Handling Systems industry or similar (Construction/Contracting or Engineering industry) is advantageous

Knowledge-Skills-Abilities:

  • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial organization where cooperating with others and being a team member is a natural
  • APICS (Association or Operations Management) certification (CPM or related) preferred
  • Experience moving seamlessly between cultures
  • Toughminded, resultsoriented attitude
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Strong analytical skills (i.e., cost modeling, quotation and pay rate analysis, supplier selection)
  • Creative, out of box, thinker
  • Strong communication and decisionmaking skills and ability to act as proactive ambassador for the department
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Confidence take charge mentality, handson
  • Experience with MS office and ERP systems
  • Willingness to travel 25% domestic and international

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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