Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), ability to present to a VP or SVP level audience on a regular basis, ability to facilitate cross-functional team discussions and lead team to reach consensus decisions.
Responsible for understanding the many different businesses and business groups, their use of control panels, electrical components, electromechanical components, automation control, sensors & transducers.
Meet and strive to exceed the Divisions annual goals for PPV (Purchase Price Variance) Material Cost Reductions, VA/VE initiatives, customer score cards and other related metrics. Quantitatively measure progress against initiatives, communicate monthly forecasts and action status to business site leaders, while developing, executing and communicating corrective action plans to ensure the divisional sourcing goals are achieved.
Work independently with inside and outside counsel to negotiate and finalize corporate contracts; manage the performance of assigned corporate vendors, holding them accountable to chosen KPIs and service levels.