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Sourcing Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Waltham
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 03-28-18
  • Sector: Category Management, Distribution, Logistics, Procurement Operations, Procurement, Procurement Processes, Planning, Supply Chain, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 28/03/2018
As Sourcing Manager, you will be responsible for effectively managing the company’s partnerships to improve quality, delivery times, product design and cost-effectiveness. In this dynamic role, you will work across all departments to establish strategic relationships for a wide variety of technical and commercial needs. You will work closely with engineering, developing sources of supply in support of new product introductions, negotiating contracts for key business relationships, and leading multi-million-dollar customer deliveries.
  • Identify and recommend new partnership opportunities
  • Manage supplier production to ensure high quality, on time and low-cost manufacturing
  • Facilitate effective communication between engineering and suppliers to create the best possible design.
  • Optimize sourcing processes to enable significant volume growth
  • Support and develop the company’s quality system
  • Understand and mitigate supplier risk
  • Manage the Costed Bill of Materials for several key products to find opportunities for cost reduction
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management; Prefer Masters in Business Administration, 4-7 years’ experience in planning or purchasing. Equivalent work experience in manufacturing or project management may also be considered.
  • Experience working in a start-up environment preferred
  • Management, project management or other leadership experience.
  • Experience with process equipment, water, or energy systems (or highly engineered products)
  • Demonstrated excellence as a sourcing manager, category manager or procurement manager, or other relevant experience in manufacturing management, manufacturing engineering, buying, production planning or product development.
  • Demonstrated experience in contractual negotiations.
  • Demonstrated quantitative and analytical abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
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