Strategic Sourcing Manager in Piqua, OH at ITW Food Equipment Group

Date Posted: 6/16/2019

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    Piqua, OH
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Job Description


The main role for this position is to develop, propose, implement and review programs to establish strategic partnerships in support of the Food Equipment Group and Division’s sourcing activities to ensure that the Company’s business units benefit from total leverage in the most cost effective and efficient methods and to measure the effectiveness such strategies. This role will also be responsible for directing and facilitating a large, cross-functional, multi-business unit Council that is tasked with leveraging the company’s total spend for categories affecting FEG Group and Division such as Casting, Printed Circuit Boards, OEM Components, Outsourced Manufacturing and others.

Reporting to the Business Unit Manager, the Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for leading the development and implementation of sourcing strategies across our various business units.  The manager works proactively with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements, identify opportunities, and implement initiatives.  These initiatives deliver solutions throughout the organization that reduce costs, improve productivity and address the business unit’s short-and long-term needs.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Champion a strategic sourcing process that will substantially reduce total costs
  • Design and execute the group’s strategic sourcing initiatives, including supply market analysis, strategy development, management of requests for proposal, and supplier negotiations
  • Coordinate overall data collection and bid processes, including determination of comparison of services and products offered from a sourcing perspective, supplier outreach and establishing a bid list, data collection and RFQ process, evaluation of proposals with the business units to identify best business solution
  • Manage relationships with key suppliers ensuring they meet quality and service requirements while maintaining competitive prices. Evaluate and lead commodity to enhance supplier performance; monitor supplier activity relative to pricing, contractual obligation, delivery, scheduling and productivity
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership by guiding the sourcing team and business unit team members to new levels of performance and success
  • Interface and act as the liaison between business units/supply base management and the supplier(s) while the strategic sourcing agreement is being implemented.
  • Support FEG Directors with key categories initiatives.  They will lead or support different category projects that will impact multiple FEG Divisions operation and sourcing initiatives.

Core Competencies:
  • Ability to effect broad change within an organization
  • Collaborative Approach – Can identify opportunities and takes action to build strategic relationships between one’s department and other teams, departments, units, or groups to help achieve business goals
  • A strategic sourcing professional with the ability to leverage strong strategic sourcing knowledge into tangible bottom line improvements
  • Strong knowledge of the strategic sourcing and procurement function and current best practices
  • Excellent analytical and financial skills – Ability to draw conclusions and makes recommendations based on qualitative or quantitative data
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Negotiation Skills – Effectively explores alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties
  • Continuous Improvement – Is actively involved with targeted efforts to eliminate waste, reduce response time, simplify the design of work/services associated with products and processes, to improve quality and customer service, and reduce complexity; proactively seeks performance feedback and identifies approaches to improve own and others’ performance and learning
  • Project Management – Establishes a set of tasks and activities associated with an intended outcome and timeline.  Ability to ensure actions are performed and/or implemented to achieve the results of the project
  • Relationship Building – Develops positive relationships by demonstrating respect for others’ perspectives and attention to their needs; shows understanding, approachability, tact to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Strong strategic sourcing and procurement background or education with 6-8 years experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree with relevant business experience required, MBA a plus
  • Excellent project management and negotiation skills
  • Deliver significant cost savings on a year over year basis
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Significant strategic sourcing and procurement experience, with a proven history of career progression as well as significant management experience
  • Experience sourcing in relevant spend/supply markets: MRO, OEM Components, Chemicals, etc.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt, Continuous Improvement
  • Self-starter capable of working independently
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • Ideal candidate is entrepreneurial and driven by a new challenge
  • Willingness to travel 20%-60%.