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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Manager, Indirect Global Sourcing in Attleboro, Massachusetts

The Sensata Global Procurement organization is seeking a Sourcing Manager to lead and direct global sourcing strategies across $500M of Indirect spend categories (Capital/Equipment, HR, IT, Travel, MRO, etc.). Responsible for leading a team of sourcing professionals in category management and strategy development, identifying and executing productivity initiatives to maximize value while improving service and quality levels. Assesses external market trends and conditions to identify opportunities and mitigate risks in supply, service or regulatory compliance. Prioritizes and executes an evolving portfolio of strategic sourcing initiatives to drive cost reduction to enable achievement of business unit, functional, and organizational objectives and goals. Collaborates with key stakeholders and Functional leads (Operations, Legal, HR, IT, Marketing, etc.) in developing and executing sourcing strategies to optimize the value on indirect spend in support of annual objectives. Provides advisory services, such as strategic sourcing, SOW development, and negotiation strategies, to other departments in the purchase of indirect goods & services where Global Procurement does not own the category. Ensure process integrity and excellence through compliance with internal policies and controls. Drives a culture change of continuous improvement and organization excellence. Ensure compliance to the laws, regulations, and ethical standards set by the company and government authorities.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversight and leadership of up to 9 direct reports

  • Develops performance metrics and drives initiatives to ensure goals are met on schedule

  • Internal customer support and issues resolution from a Procurement perspective

  • Management and Steward of procurement processes and policies

  • Utilization of strategic procurement policies, procedures, guidelines and tools

  • Utilization of contracts management, negotiation, and market intelligence skills

  • Utilization of spend and price analytics skills

  • Department initiatives leadership and support, provides guidance/mentorship to tactical procurement teams.

  • Vendor performance and issues resolution management

  • Company and department spend, budgeting and cost reduction support

  • Cross functional team leadership opportunities

Skills Required | Critical Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking and Thought Leadership : Ability to see ahead and thinks in terms of possibilities; creates a clear vision and strategy, thinks broadly and understands interdependencies

  • People Leadership and Team Building : Ability to inspire and motivate others; attract, develop and retain talent; engenders support and trust from all levels of the organization

  • Influencing Skills and Lateral Leadership : Ability to build relationships and credibility across the organization; demonstrates managerial courage; strong negotiation skills resulting in win/win

  • Executional Excellence : Ability to get things done and multi-task; acts with a sense of urgency; willingly takes on tactical roles to achieve objectives; able to prioritize; excellent decision making/judgment skills

  • Sourcing and Procurement Proficiency : Strategic sourcing expertise and understands sourcing methodologies and tools; understands external market fundamentals, utilizes should cost models and appropriate e-sourcing tools; business and financial acumen

Job Requirements:

  • 15+ years of experience with 8-10+ years in Procurement

  • 3-5 years of equivalent leadership experience

  • Experience in a regulated industry (i.e. manufacturing, automotive) preferred

  • Bachelors degree in purchasing, engineering, finance or business administration; MBA preferred

  • Experience leading an organization in a complex, matrixed environment

  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing sourcing strategies yielding measurable business results

  • Manage and deploy initiatives by influence

  • Develop and delivers presentations to Executive leadership

Additional preferred skills/experience:

  • Oracle ERP Experience desired (R11 and/or R12)

  • Proficient with Microsoft suites

  • Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing experience strongly desired

  • Green Belt certification


Company Description

Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST) is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. We help satisfy the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment. With operations and business centers in 11 countries and sales offices throughout the world, we serve global automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine markets.

We were founded in Massachusetts in 1916 and, today, we are close to a $2 billion business with over 12,100 employees worldwide, including 800 people in mostly engineering, business development and corporate support roles at our U.S. headquarters in Attleboro, MA.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative, complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.


Smarter Together

  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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Our vision is to be a world leader in mission-critical sensing and electrical protection while satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, efficiency and a clean environment and being a partner, employer and neighbor of choice. Our sensors are the fundamental building blocks needed for a smart, connected, electrified and, ultimately, autonomous world. Click here to find out more about our Future Focus at

Sensing is what we do.

In fact, our name Sensata comes from the Latin word sensate for ‘those gifted with sense’. Our focus on sensing is also reflected in our logo, which spells Sensata in Braille.

Sensata Technologies is a world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and controls designed to make the world cleaner, safer and more efficient. Mission-critical means products that are essential and difficult to do. You’ll find our 47,000 unique products in many applications anywhere from automotive braking systems to aircraft flight controls.

Sensata devices are in systems that protect people and the environment, so what we do matters. We take pride in knowing our technologies improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day.

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