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Global Sourcing Manager - Columbus, GA

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: Columbus, GA, US

Company: W.C. Bradley Co.

Job Summary

The Manager, Global Sourcing New Products/Regions is responsible for supply chain setup for all new products with primary focus on the Parts and Accessories of the business. This includes setting supply chain, supplier selection, quoting, capacity planning and supply chain risk mitigation throughout projects. The Global Sourcing manager will ensure all supply chain activity is in line with the Global Sourcing Strategy, customer requirements and uses best practices. In addition to the new products responsibility this role will manage the execution of our Global Sourcing Strategy outside of China and manage all savings projects.


Duties and Responsibilities

* Develop global sourcing strategies for the assigned category to ensure the best cost, quality and delivery on the market.

* Identify the cost savings opportunities. Collaborate with other function for execution to meet the objectives set by organization.

* Negotiate the annual contract and set up annual pricing based on currency and commodities.

* US Global Sourcing lead for all projects in the assigned category, including setting supply chain, supplier selection, quoting, capacity planning and supply chain risk mitigation throughout projects

* Manage risk for suppliers as well as new product projects

* Collaborate with China Operations to develop tooling and capacity plans to meet launch and post-launch requirements

* Collaborate with China Sourcing Team to ensure costs & supply decisions are accurate and decisions are made in line with the Global Sourcing Strategy

* Coordinate and manage quotations, requisitions and purchase orders as needed for both unit cost and tooling

* Ensure all project milestone dates are met

* Facilitate Sourcing and Supply Chain “Best Practices”, process documentation and training

* Develop and execute process improvement initiatives

* Develop, maintain and execute demand contingency plans as required

* Facilitate transition of "New" products to "Demand Planning as required

* Ensures purchase orders are placed for all samples and finished goods while projects are still active


Global sourcing New Regions & Special Responsibilities

* Executes the Global Sourcing Strategy for new regions outside of China

* Analyze the data for supplier spend, forecast, cost impact as well as currency and commodity

* Established the database for cost saving projects and component cost.

Qualification Requirements

* 4-year Business or Technical degree, MBA preferred

* 5 + years of experience in Sourcing or related field. Manufacturing and Project Management experience is a plus

* CPM, CPIM certification is a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Strategic Sourcing experience in international supply base.

* Solid analytical skills and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

* Proficient with MS office and ERP systems, SAP preferred

* Willing to travel both domestically and internationally 10-15%

Physical Requirements


Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA

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