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Assistant Strategic Sourcing Manager

Company: MISUMI USA
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Strategic Sourcing, Assistant Manager will develop the North American procurement strategy and supply chain management for assigned product categories. This position qualifies, develops, and manages suppliers of industrial components and products to drive achievement of corporate growth targets.

Job Responsibilities
Collaborate effectively with Sales, Engineering, and Product Management teams for seamless communication of business needs.
Develop, hone, and execute new and improved procurement strategies to ensure Quality, Delivery, and Cost targets are achieved.
Establish strategic supplier relationships and negotiate pricing and contract terms.
Regularly review supplier pricing, quality, and performance to ensure strategic intent is being met throughout the supply chain.
Support the start-up process of new products through timely planning of materials and components.
Develop and mentor subordinates to grow their capabilities and prepare them to lead the organization.
Work with MISUMI manufacturing locations to develop Make / Buy decision process.
Develop and manage the Make-To-Order interface with suppliers.
Implement a systematic process for managing and controlling departmental projects.
Create and execute an annual budget.
Perform other duties as assigned by manager.
Travel up to 50% throughout North America and Asia.

Competency Requirements
BS of Science or BA in Engineering or related field or equivalent work experience.
8 years of progressive experience in strategic sourcing or supply chain management within industrial businesses required; international experience preferred.
Experience in low volume, drawing-based business model.
Supplier management experience, including manufacturing excellence, quality control programs, inspection/measurement methods and testing.
Knowledge of machined, fabricated, and welded parts preferred.
Outstanding leadership, organizational and mentorship skills required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Must be an exceptional negotiator.
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
Extensive project management experience required.
Experience with APICS, Lean, Six Sigma, or other continuous improvement techniques.

MISUMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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Keywords: MISUMI USA, Schaumburg , Assistant Strategic Sourcing Manager, Executive , Schaumburg, Illinois

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