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Supplier Development Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Crailsheim (74564), Baden-Württemberg
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 408193/001_1550649394
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 20/02/2019



The Company:

A leading international company specialised in manufacturing heavy equipment is looking for a Lead Commodity Buyer to join their office based in Germany or France with the opportunity to work from home. They operate worldwide and deal with a significant number of suppliers, ensuring an exceptional international environment and a talented workforce.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive improvements utilising Lean methodologies, supplier scorecards and own supplier audit, ensuring supplier compliance, whilst driving systematic problem solving and process improvement plans to deliver value

  • Develop positive relationships and work closely with sourcing leaders to manage, implement and track supplier/engineering, design changes, capacity studies and New Product Introductions, and transfers

  • Act as consultant to communicate and coach the Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering and procurement organisations to drive cost effective improvements to Quality and Manufacturing processes, minimising waste, introduce new products and improve product design

  • Responsible for leading the solution for supplier component concerns, driving Advanced Product Quality Planning, Production Part Approval Process, customer interaction, supplier interaction, Value Analysis/Value Engineering support, supplier component development and approval and supplier cost improvements

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance

Key Qualifications:

  • Experience in Sourcing, Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing and program management

  • Commercial and financial acumen

  • Vast experience with cross functional management

  • Numerically astute with strong problem-solving skills and expertise to develop and execute objectives for self and others and the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals

  • Speaks fluently German and English


Home office opportunity

Joining an international environment as well as dealing with suppliers worldwide

Fast career progression within the company

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