The Global Sourcing Manager is responsible for the selection of suppliers and negotiating contracts with suppliers to maximize net profitability for the company. This position also develops strategic and tactical procurement initiatives and activities through a value-added approach that consistently meets the expectations of internal and external customers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.
- Managing relationships with global and domestic strategic suppliers at executive level to ensure that organization’s interests are protected. Leading supplier review meetings with business stakeholders to assess supplier performance, and contract compliance.
- Maintains relationships with key suppliers, and helps address vendor related issues (e.g., pricing issues, performance issues, etc.)
- Partner with business and budget owners to serve as a critical team member supporting strategic programs, negotiations, contract management, and other priorities.
- Lead strategy design for raw material category that includes negotiations, project creation/facilitation and work closely with leaders to ensure requirements are fulfilled and alignment is maintained.
- Manage a major raw material sourcing category with final accountability for the global spend.
- Efficiently conduct supplier negotiations via process driven methodologies (i.e. RFI, RFP, RFQ).
- Identify, evaluate, and approve suppliers; coordinate supplier visits and audits
- Negotiation contract terms which meet the needs of the company; manage cost, delivery, payment terms etc. within approval authority
- Source product internationally and interview and select potential suppliers and manufacturers.
- Create supply scorecards evaluating performance and share results with leadership team.
- Analyze market and purchasing trends
- Implement continuous improvement projects to improve efficiency of material movement and cost effectiveness of inventory on site
- Documentation, reporting, organization, data-entry, telephone skills, customer relations, listening and verbal/written communication, multi-tasking, mid-level computing skills with PC and windows, dependability and emotional control.
- Strong decision-making abilities to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions to company and customer problems
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions to all levels of the organization and customers
- Strong interpersonal skills, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, hardworking, persistent, and dependable with a positive and enthusiastic attitude
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision and regular attendance