Logistics Sourcing Manager

KONE US   •  

Allen, TX

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 109 days ago

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We are looking for a rock star Logistics Sourcing Manager for North America who will act as a competence expert for relative logistical categories. You are responsible for strategic development and implementation of sourcing category plans in alignment with business requirements, as well as the understanding of business and technical requirements and market developments so you can translate them into cost saving opportunities while securing buy-in for category-led projects.  Additionally, you will drive area and cross-unit sourcing team ensuring collaboration and key stakeholder buy-in, as well as define and implement category specific savings activities in alignment with area Sourcing management and global category management.

Essential Functions:

1.) Plan, steer and develop supplier relationships on continuous basis. Act as central contact point towards strategic supplier base. Ensure timely reporting of supplier key performance indicators (KPI) against measurable and actionable targets.

2.) Lead, coach, involve and develop all team members directly in respective areas of focus and ensure proper level of training.  Assist, support, provide help and encourage others outside of direct reporting structure to ensure business continuity of logistics.

3.) Implement the KONE Strategic Sourcing Process to reduce total cost and consolidate the supplier base in support of Front Line / Supply Line business operations in the KONE Americas.  Complete regional/local supplier request for proposals (RFP), negotiations, selection, contracts, management and compliance based on KONE strategic sourcing process (otherwise known as BENIM).

4.) Arrange and conduct regular steering meetings with suppliers and stakeholders. Involve other functions in issue resolution and supplier development as needed Act as trusted advisor to Front Line and business/functional leaders by managing and driving resolution of supplier issues and escalate as needed.

5.) Maintain contract validity and manage re-negotiation as needed and in alignment with category and Sourcing strategy and ensure contract information in KONE Supplier Management Program is up-to-date.

6.) Steer/influence supplier segmentation within category and develop supplier risk plan. Establish regional understanding of category supplier market and competitive landscape.

7.) Manage savings actions (strategically with operational flexibility) with supplier, KONE Indirect team members, and Unit Leaders.

Additional Duties:

1.) Responsible for regular reporting of category KPI’s including monthly budget / forecast data.

2.) Ensure compliance and adherence to KONE sourcing (KSO) policies/ procedures and with quality, safety and environmental standards.

3.) Additional duties as deemed necessary by management.


  • 5+ years’ experience in Sourcing, Supply Chain Management or other relevant business area.
  • Fluent level of English, additional languages are a plus.
  • Proven project/change management experience.
  • Leadership experience (either directly or indirectly) and proven ability to work in cross-functional team


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or other business related field preferred.  Equivalent work related experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • MBA or Six Sigma (green or black belt) is a plus

Specific Skills, Knowledge & Behavior:

  • Advanced negotiation skills.
  • Ability to proactively communicate/collaborate with different levels and functions in the organization. Communicates appropriate and useful information to team members and stakeholders.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking, problem solving and scenarios generation skills.
  • Ability to maintain flexibility in job priorities and cross-category functions as needed.
  • Strong leadership skills (direct or indirect) and abilities to develop internal talent pool.
  • Change management skills.
  • Data management skills (SAP enterprise software skills are an asset).
  • Ability to execute task, turning strategy into actions.
  • Strong understanding of strategic business acumen and understanding of the environment in which the organization works.
  • Deep knowledge of contract management and favorable KONE terms.
  • Working understanding of supplier market in respective area of focus.
  • Ability to seek out new and innovative ways of approaching situations or tasks. Explores a range of possibilities for resolving a problem or issue.
  • Demonstrates confidence in own ability to carry out a task or job. Is confident in the face of opposition from others when expressing their views.