GLOBAL SOURCING MANAGER-AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date Posted: 03-05-2017
Our client has an immediate opening for a Sourcing Manager. The Sourcing Department is looking for a high-energy; results oriented sourcing manager to assume responsibility for sourcing and managing our worldwide shipping supply portfolio. The Sourcing Manager will be involved in all phases of sourcing which will require the skills necessary to identify cost saving opportunities, create competitive environments, creatively negotiate, generate contracts and manage delivery of optimal solutions.
Responsibilities
  • Provide input to plans and strategies for the business unit, department or project to satisfy internal clients
  • Make recommendations/provide input to the determination of financial goals of the business unit or department
  • Identify ways to reduce costs to better focus on creating greater efficiencies, economies of scale or better quality resources for a project or the team, department or business unit
  • Coordinate work efforts and projects of others to ensure integration and completion of work against department expectations by monitoring, assessing, and resolving variances in budget, timing or quality of work
  • Determine priorities for one’s area of accountability to create clarity about focus while ensuring work is completed effectively and efficiently
  • Ensure priorities are handled effectively by modifying plans and actions in your own area of accountability
  • Renegotiate, renew and discontinue suppler contracts
  • Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply and exploit emerging opportunities that may benefit
  • Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning by using industry cost models
  • Review and approve comprehensive list of suppliers for bid processes developed by analyzing the industry to best understand trends and competitive positioning in order to ensure system activation of the best possible supply base
  • Develop negotiation strategies that deliver against business objectives and achieves sustainable relationships with suppliers
  • Implement supplier agreements/contracts by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement based on contract terms and conditions
  • Provide product and service expertise to geographic associates to build network participation and expertise
Qualifications Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required; degree in Business or Marketing, or Supply Chain
  • Minimum 3-5 years strategic sourcing experience preferred, Automotive Aftermarket preferred.
  • Must have strong negotiation skills
  • Strong writing, communication, presentation, negotiation and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment and prioritize multiple projects from conception to completion
  • Must be able to work under specific, defined, and narrow time constraints
  • Track record of creating effective cross-functional partnerships and working effectively through multiple levels of an organization while building effective relationships externally
  • Proficient in Microsoft products and other applications
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
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This position does NOT provide sponsorship so please do NOT apply if you require sponsorship.  Thank You

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