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Supply Chain/Sourcing Manager

Company: Recruiterscorner
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Manager Centralized Functions

Role summary

Manage a department of five groups, two Assistant Managers. Total of eleven employees, responsible for

- Regional Sourcing Office, Export and Cost Competitive sourcing

- Service Parts and Accessories Purchasing

- Purchasing systems, reporting and training

- Material cost and performance tracking, product cost optimization process, planning round development

- Capacity Management, bottle neck steering for group affiliated components

Represent Purchasing in Production Board Meeting, Investment Committee and other investment and program related meetings locally and in the GroupRepresent Purchasing in Product Cost Optimization meetings and coordinate purchasing activitiesStrategic planning to ensure demand and production programs can be metDevelop continuous improvement ideas to optimize purchasing processes and systemsManage service parts and accessories purchasing process and implementation of service parts strategiesManage the material cost and performance reporting process for purchasing to ensure target achievement

Role responsibilities

Manage and lead a team of buyers to ensure alignment of strategic plans for the regional sourcing officeDevelop sourcing strategies regarding focus supplier and focus parts in the NAR RegionIdentify new group suppliers and technologiesIdentify cost competitive sourcing opportunitiesAct as the central partner to the Group purchasing teams related to US / CA suppliersDevelop strategies to increase US Dollar sourcing for the GroupManage supplier relationships for the sourcing processManage and lead team of buyers for Service parts and accessories, drive localizations to meet business planDevelop strategies to implement Group genuine parts strategy in the US to increase overall service parts salesEnsure service part availability at parts deports and dealersEnsure purchasing systems are implemented according to cycle plan, identify improvement opportunities, roll out of new systemsDevelop training plans for various purchasing functions, ensure proper training for new systems and processesCoordination of ISO activities within the purchasing departmentConduct process improvement workshops and ensure proper documentation and training of improved processes and proceduresDevelop and provide various reports to Purchasing management as requestedCoordinate with Logistics capacity management process to ensure demands can be fulfilledRun weekly demand/capacity management review process with purchasing managementRepresent Purchasing in various production and program decision meetingsEnsure on time development of capacity and force majeure studies to support various volume and take rate scenariosContinuous improvement of capacity process with production purchasing, readiness purchasing, logistics, quality, and engineeringEnsure transparent and prioritized capacity analysis to meet future demandsCoordinate and present capacity investment presentations to top managementCentral contact for Group and COP part capacity analysis and demand assuranceManage the material cost and performance tracking with controlling to ensure proper and on time reportingManage the product cost optimization process within Purchasing as well coordinate purchasing activities with engineering and other related departmentsParticipate in business plan meetings with commodities to support target achievementCoordinate planning round activities for PurchasingBudget responsibility for Central Functions




Team work

Customer focus

Performance driven

Strategic Thinking


Years of experience

5-7 Automotive Management Experience


Required: Bachelor Degree

Desired: Master Degree


Analytical and conceptual thinking - using logic and reason, creative and strategicCommunication skills - interpersonal, presentation and writtenComputer savvy - skilled in the use of softwareIntegration - joining people, processes or systemsInfluencing and negotiation skillsProblem solvingResource management

Specialized skills, knowledge or certifications unique to this role


Processes and Procedures

Analytical Skills


Negotiation Skills

Project Management Skills

International Procurement Experience


Fluent German

Work flexibility (travel requirements, work schedule, etc.)

Position requires significant amount of travel to Germany and Mexico. Frequent short notice meetings and request from our Customers in Germany and Mexico

Keywords: Recruiterscorner, Knoxville , Supply Chain/Sourcing Manager, Professions , Knoxville, Tennessee

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