Global Sourcing Lead
Sensata Technologies - Attleboro, MA

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Position Summary:
Sensata is searching for a Global Sourcing Lead to join our Global Supply Chain team to create sourcing strategy and tactics to meet Sensata’s overall global supply objectives. This exciting role will have responsibility for setting up strategy, identifying new suppliers and negotiating with CEOs of public companies.

The main objective for this position is to enable doubling Sensata’s revenues over the coming 5 years through organic growth of 7-9% annually and proper integration of acquisitions to come.

Successful candidates will have experience in:
Strategic Sourcing and Supply Base Development, Contract Negotiation, Program Management and Materiel Cost Reduction.

Strategic Sourcing Management – Create commodity-level strategy and tactics to meet continuity of supply, cost reduction, low cost country sourcing, etc.. Direct a team of global resources in executing the global sourcing plan.

Strategic Sourcing/Supply Base Development & Management – Supplier identification, evaluation, selection, performance management, supply base right-sizing, executive supplier interface, management of single/sole source relationships.

Long Term Strategic Agreements and Negotiation – Development and negotiation of global supply and equipment agreements, including pricing road maps, Sensata’s standard terms and conditions, expectations, procurement best practices, risk mitigation, etc.

Program Management – Global Program Leader for key cost reduction programs. These programs could include such things as supplier changes, supplier relocations to low cost regions, negotiations, design changes, etc.

Material Cost Reduction Reporting – Support the creation of all material cost reduction forecasts, including the Annual Plan (AP) with quarterly updates, and the Long Range Plan (LRP). Reconcile and report on actual vs. plan.

Job Requirements:
Bachelors Degree in Engineering, or Supply Management related area

MBA Preferred

3-5 years sourcing/commodity management experience

Development and implementation of sourcing strategy

Prior sourcing experience in the automotive, industrial and defense sectors a plus

Strong executive relationships across a wide variety of companies

Multi-national corporation and global sourcing experience

Global operations experience across a broad range of tactical areas

Team leadership across organizational and geographic boundaries

Solid written and verbal communication skills

Global travel required - 15 to 25%

Company Description

Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST) is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. We help satisfy the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment. With operations and business centers in 11 countries and sales offices throughout the world, we serve global automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine markets.

We were founded in Massachusetts in 1916 and, today, we are close to a $2 billion business with over 11,000 employees worldwide, including 800 people in mostly engineering, business development and corporate support roles at our U.S. headquarters in Attleboro, MA.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative, complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.

Sensata is an equal opportunity employer.

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