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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Commodity Sourcing Specialist in Changzhou, China

The primary duties of this position are to direct and manage site procurement team with overall responsibility for supplier management and other purchasing-related activities



  • Responsible for Procurement of Direct and Indirect materials for site

  • Work with Strategic Sourcing team to deploy supply base/commodity strategies and take lead on Global Commodity Business Plan.

  • Development & utilization of analytical tools to deliver best in Class pricing (Cost Models, Benchmarking, Market intelligence)

  • Management of Annual/multi-year pricing agreements

  • Manage relationships and develop strategy with suppliers and internal customers around supply, quality, and parts launches, resourcing and capacity planning.

  • Monitoring of quality/supply/financial health of supply base including follow-up on further development and establishment of back-up plan in case of risk.

  • Drive material related cost reduction programs working with local site, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement PMO and Business Center teams to achieve cost reduction target annually

  • Manage and drive annual cost reduction with Non-Strategic Suppliers


  • Bachelor’s degree or above.

  • Purchasing experience in related areas with at least 5 years.

  • Expertise in sourcing engineering.

  • Strong knowledge on Annual, Quarterly and Monthly Procurement Cost Reduction and BCS Plan Development.

  • Good capabilities in driving Sensata Material Cost Reduction and BCS Productivity to meet Annual Plan, Quarterly Update and Monthly target.

  • Good knowledge of supplier selecting and development procedures, and understanding of Quality operating systems.

  • Strong planning and organization skills, ability to multi-task, Self-directed and driven for success. Ability to effectively communicate internally and externally.

  • Understand the basic finance tools used in company.

  • Strong focus on driving continuous improvement.

  • Good communications, negotiating, and problem solving skills.

  • Team player with ‘can do’ attitude.

  • Good English language ability in reading, writing and speaking.



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