Commodity Sourcing Manager - Metals in Torreon, Coahuila

Date Posted: 9/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Location: Torreon, Coahuila
Job Type: Operations
Date Posted: 9/12/2019

Job Description

This position is located in Torreon, Mexico.

Please submit your resumes in English.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies for metal commodity components such as die casting, stamping, forging, and machining. Candidate will be responsible to prioritize plan to implement strategies
  • Negotiate and manage complex business agreements and contracts, both domestic and international in support of headquarters strategies.
  • Manage the entire lifecycle of sourcing & procurement projects, working closely with suppliers and internal customers from planning & bid preparation to budget/forecasting, general delivery specs, negotiation, contracting, invoicing and reporting
  • Evaluate existing sources for technical and manufacturing capabilities, quality systems, management and financial stability, cost competitiveness and responsiveness
  • Research and evaluate alternate sources of supply. Communicate opportunities with cross functional teams and make recommendations for alternate suppliers, designs and materials to reduce costs and supply risks
  • Actively participate in new product development projects and manage the purchasing activities involved with initial phases of new product qualification and introduction
  • Prepare and execute RFP/RFQ's and analyze quotations and bids. Conduct, analyze, and share cost break down analysis to aide negotiations of per unit cost, commanding best overall cost and commercial terms
  • Proactively coordinate the supplier selection and qualification process. Influential in driving projects to completion to achieve aggressive time lines
  • Build partnerships with internal stakeholders to gather and/or understand the requirements of their procurement needs; facilitate communication between business units, internal stakeholders, and suppliers
  • Must be an expert in the assigned commodities and understand the relevant manufacturing processes and capabilities, materials, applications and industry trends
  • Conduct research on market dynamics, cost drivers, supplier business models, and historical spend to enhance negotiations for assigned categories and contracts
  • Establish and maintain reliable sources of supply to ensure timely procurement of all assigned goods, materials and services. Implement and manage long term agreements which deliver best in class quality, delivery and total cost
  • Initiate necessary correspondence or personal contact to expedite purchased goods, revise purchase orders, effect cancellations, improve terms, resolve disposition of rejected goods and rework costs, adjust invoice discrepancies and rectify other related problems, as needed

Job Requirements

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in relevant field such as Supply Chain/Logistics, Business, Engineering, Finance, or related technical field. Specific course work in purchasing, materials management, engineering or quality assurance desirable. MBA a plus
  • Five or more years sourcing or related experience, including proven capability using advanced procurement principles with global supply chain management responsibilities
  • Direct material strategic sourcing experience with raw materials and engineered components. Knowledge of specialized metals and alloys along with associated manufacturing processes desirable
  • Must exhibit strong negotiating skills and demonstrate proven success negotiating, implementing and managing supply contracts
  • International sourcing/supply chain development a plus
  • Strategic sourcing experience with capital equipment, tooling, and other indirect spend categories desirable
  • Seeking an aggressive, determined individual with excellent organizational skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation skills are required
  • Willingness to travel domestically and/or globally (average 25%)
  • C.P.M./CPSM certification a plus

 

 

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