If you enjoy working with a diverse team, in a fast-paced environment and enjoy negotiating a smart bargain, this job might just be for you. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in technical procurement and sourcing of mechanical, electro-mechanical parts and assemblies. Experience in the automotive industry and/or with hydraulic assemblies is a strong plus. 

At least 7 years of relevant experience is required.

Responsibilities

  • Handle all activities related to Global Commodity Management of sourced suppliers and Contract Manufacturers

  • Lead Global Sourcing initiatives including localization, Best Cost Country (BCC), productivity, rationalization of supply base, cycle reduction, on-time delivery and quality improvements.

  • With the Director of Supply Chain, develop a global and comprehensive commodity strategy and supply base that ensure a competitive environment for both volume production and prototype supply

  • Develop negotiations strategies and drive negotiations to achieve specific terms and conditions in accordance with the strategy, by driving the supplier identification, selection, development, and overall supplier management

  • Manage RFQs and prepare sourcing recommendations and negotiate long-term supply agreements

  • Lead or support key supplier negotiations & contractual arrangement

  • Support new product development efforts to ensure timely supplier & cost information

  • Use knowledge of forecast, projected needs, supplier capacity, inventory goals and lead times in order to buy material in a timely manner at the lowest total cost for the business

  • Manage contract manufacturer commercial process and performance

  • Monitor supplier performance related to assigned suppliers and manage improvements if required

  • Track and communicate lead times, technical requirements, milestones, and timelines with both engineering departments and suppliers

  • Ensure Project management for components/suppliers within the purchasing group

  • Establish and maintain detailed costed BOMs for all products

  • Assist with JIT, Kan Ban, or other logistics systems set up, as needed

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Strong supplier management and negotiating skills, from RFQ to closing contracts

  • Proficient in analyzing data and convert it into activities that lead to improved terms

  • Both technical and operational expertise

  • Strong assembly background to support complex technical sourcing projects

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • We are looking for someone entrepreneurial, but that understands proven procurement processes. You need to be able to adapt to a fast-paced environment and be a self-starter while implementing best practices.

  • Strong candidates will have spent time in a fast-paced environment, managing a variety of different outsourced components, processes and associated tooling, and have a solid track record on closing larger contracts and achieving strong year over year cost reductions

  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected

  • A Procurement or Engineering degree is preferred

  • Automotive industry experience desired

  • Travel up to 20%

Disclaimer
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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Benefits

We offer growth opportunities for motivated professionals and a great compensation package including, dental insurance, medical insurance, unlimited vacation and sick time and more! Visit our website at ClearMotion.com to learn more!

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