Manager Global Supply Chain

 Job Title:            Manager Global Supply Chain Cost Reduction

Department:     Supply Chain

Reports To:        VP Global Supply Chain

Location:            Southern, New Hampshire

Organization Description 

Our Client has a vision to be recognized as the most innovative, customer-driven company in their industry leader, delivering uncompromising quality. They have goals of world-class excellence and achievement in all of our business operations.

Manager Global Supply Chain Position Summary

This position is responsible for driving the management of cost reduction efforts across all Corporate Supply Chain product lines. Responsible for identifying developing and leading strategic initiatives to improve and optimize cost savings within our global supply chain. This includes supply chain optimization projects and instituting tighter controls on spend across all product lines. Successful candidates must have a minimum of ten years of experience sourcing machined metal parts for high-volume manufacturing.

Manager Global Supply Chain Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Proactively developing & prioritizing a pipeline of productivity project ideas and engaging multiple business lines to drive participation and support of those projects to successful completion.
  • Fully developing and managing “Approved Supplier” process, including a Supplier Scorecard Process that helps identify and leverage best in class suppliers while managing supplier risk.
  • Supporting cross functional Design, Quality and Engineering Teams on New Product Introductions and Supplier Improvement Initiatives.
  • Proposing and evaluating Insourcing/Outsourcing opportunities as well as supporting low cost country initiatives within specified category.
  • Total Cost Out – YOY reductions in total cost paid.
  • Attain high leverage of supplier spend, contracts, e-auctions and continually simplify Sourcing landscape.
  • Assess existing suppliers and develop new supplier relationships.
  • Meet with suppliers to determine production capacity, potential new product development, and on-time delivery and quality (including onsite visits). Negotiate pricing and lead time with existing and new suppliers.
  • Development of various cost control mechanisms/initiatives and successful deployment throughout the supply chain.
  • Supporting the development of business case financial models for new projects or changes to vendors/suppliers.
  • Investigate and lead opportunities to reduce product costs, inventory, and improve the supplier base and/or improve specific processes.
  • Negotiate cost reduction opportunities available by employing techniques of price/cost analysis, negotiations, strategic sourcing and value engineering vs. buy.
  • Work closely with the entire Corporate Purchasing team to develop systems to monitor and improve (reduce) the “volume” spend.

Manager Global Supply Chain Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Accounting or related field required. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience sourcing machined metal parts for high-volume manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated track record of significant YOY cost reduction.
  • Ability to successfully identify high quality lower cost alternate suppliers.
  • Demonstrated ability to read & interpret Mechanical drawings.
  • Familiarity with material procurement in a lean manufacturing environment including Kanban pull inventory systems, material flow, leveraging volume spend, inventory turns, visual management, and continuous improvement tools.
  • Substantial background in building strategic relationships with suppliers and internal customers and stakeholders.


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