Strategic Sourcing is responsible for the development and execution of sourcing strategies to leverage relationships within business entity or across enterprise to achieve best total value. Includes Category and or Commodity management strategies and execution, supplier relationship management, negotiation, risk management and supply base performance management. Individuals in Global roles will be required to have the knowledge, skills, abilities and experience to design and execute strategies in a global environment. May be involved in forward or investment buys, plus alternative markets.
What is expected of you for success in your role:
The Strategic Sourcing Manager will lead efforts in exploring, initiating, developing and validating opportunities in technical improvements and cost savings in accordance with an established sourcing strategy. The individual in this role will act as the interface between the Global Sourcing team and Carefusion business units in Brazil. The focus will be on leading projects to integrate new businesses and to build a supply chain for Brazil manufacturing that is aligned with the global sourcing strategy.
Work collaboratively with the Global Sourcing and Operations teams to develop a supply chain strategy to integrate and support business in Brazil.
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of best practices in strategic sourcing process for multiple, complex and/or global categories and suppliers (i.e. plastics, metals, sensors, eletro-mechanical and materials).
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of product technologies
Aligns and obtains agreement from internal and external stakeholders in the resolution of technical and business issues
Identifies critical development project success factors; provides support and significantly influences sourcing, integration and development project strategies
Utilizes comprehensive business and market data for multiple and or complex categories to identify opportunities that may require process changes
Develops a sourcing plan to support emerging market supply chain while aligning with multiple category-specific strategies.
Initiates, plans and executes complex projects
Identifies, evaluates and selects preferred suppliers
Executes negotiation plan and contract terms and conditions to manage risk
Leads negotiation process and team
Develops and manages strategic relationship with preferred suppliers
Keywords: Engineering, PCBA, Metals, Electro-Mechanical devices, Sensors, R&D procurement, new product development, strategic sourcing, medical industry
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Business, or Technical degree with equivalent experience is preferred
Combined 5-7 years of work experience in Engineering role and/or sourcing role preferred
Fluency in English, Portuguese, and Spanish required
Ability to travel up to 30% + of time, both domestically and internationally
Strong technical competency and experience working with electronic devices and components.
Commercial experience with supplier selection and approval; contract negotiations; supplier relationship management
Ability to communicate technical requirements and specifications; identifying/protecting intellectual property
Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; able to communicate effectively and interact with personnel at all levels of technical ability and expertise
Ability to clearly present recommendations and ideas and to summarize complex issues
Highly organized self-starter
Strong analytical skills with ability to solve complex problems
Demonstrated ability to work in highly regulated environment
Knowledge of ISO or other recognized international quality system standards
CareFusion Corporation - 14 months ago