Leading relevant purchasing results by challenging performance targets at regional / commodity level being responsible for the portfolio of the sourcing categories assigned.
Specific responsibilities include development of category strategies : supplier selection and establishment / maintenance of supplier relationships , spend analysis, contract discussion, negotiation, supply base reduction and optimization, identification of cost saving opportunities, facilitating and leading sourcing projects, risk analysis and management.
Main Responsibilities :
Execute sourcing activities according to the set strategy : screening for suppliers, evaluation of suppliers, definition of supplier portfolio .
Communicate effectively and manage relationships aligning key stakeholders at european level on sourcing strategies
Monitor the market through constant benchmarking in order to continuously improve costs, quality and technology
Implement commodity strategies for spend categories and undertake regular review on their effectiveness
Perform cost breakdown analysis.
Negotiate prices and contracts with suppliers in the defined perimeter and manage execution of contracts to optimize company’s competitive position
Supporto the European purchasing manager in defining the best action plan and corrective plan to realize regional targets.
Establish and maintain supplier relationships, and facilitate periodic business reviews to continually identify process improvements and cost reduction opportunities;
Build strong relationship with strategic supplier to avoid any conflict or potential risk on the supply continuity , supplier rating and risk management
Set up with the purchasing product development team collaborative procedures to strong effectiveness and efficiency towards the Product Development / Engineering and Supply Chain / Production processes..
Establish performance based contracts, KPI's and monitor implementation and compliance
Full accountability for ensuring materials availability and suppliers capacity
Lead and manage local buyers to reach all the targets
Foster people's engagement and motivation.
Qualifications, Knowledges :
7-10 years of sourcing experience in direct materials categories (metal or plastic)
Proven ability to manage teams and multicultural collaboration
Significant expertise being part of the Purchasing team within different Companies and contexts.
Proven skills in contract negotiation and supplier relationship management.
Strength in meeting or exceeding project milestones and deliverables, while multitasking and prioritizing.
Skills, Capabilities, Competencies
Agility and speed of reaction at the base of problem solving, communication, and influencing skills within a matrix environment
Ability to establish supplier specifications in conjunction with subject experts, measure and drive conformance to specifications, and manage internal and supplier relationships to achieve desired results
Ability to provide fact-based strategy and sourcing recommendations.