Develop supplier selection criteria and gain client alignment. Facilitate cross functional teams to evaluate supplier responses to select finalists. Contribute to the development and/or validation of cost benefit analysis for assigned projects. Effectively communicate the impact of sourcing decisions to involved clients, management, impacted employees and suppliers, as appropriate.
Collaborate with commodity managers/specialists to select the appropriate sourcing strategy for the application/design requirement. Lead supplier negotiations and management of part costs. Ensure on-time completion of applicable deliverables through manufacturing transition.
Manages the vendor evaluation process and vendor selection process for assigned products within the sourcing region in order to achieve overall category strategy. Collaborates with other sourcing elements across remaining sourcing regions to coordinate national efforts.
Demonstrates proven extensive knowledge and understanding using a "pull" continuous replenishment system with distributors/customers in order to increase frequency, speed, and quality of deliveries, implementing a "Cross Docking Distribution System" to significantly reduce warehousing costs and speed inventory turns.
In this role, you will ability to work and collaborate with others, to consider the needs of all affected groups, and to build / leverage relationships across functions and organizations to achieve business results. Decisive yet collaborative leadership style.