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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Commodity Specialist in Mexicali, Mexico

The Commodity Specialist will be responsible for sourcing excellence and cost reduction opportunities with a strategic mindset and approach. They will have high visibility and growth potential In-Direct Procurement role working on global commodities with key stakeholders including those at the highest levels in the company.

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General Responsibilities

  • Leads collaboration with functional areas to populate sourcing events, making decisions on sourcing event structure, supplier pool, selection criteria and event outcome criteria

  • Leadsactivities as required cross-functionally, including Planning, Engineering, Quality, Programs, Finance, Legal and Manufacturing

  • Leads in the continuous development of the Procurement function towards the best practices

  • Responsible for the delivering of corporate aligned procurement objectives supporting total company strategic vision

  • Lead with implementing communication strategies to ensure accurate and timely flow of information to upper management, business partners, and suppliers

  • Lead in supplier risk assessments, risk management and disaster recovery planning

Experience / Qualifications

  • A university degree required (i.e. Bachelors degree) or equivalent relevant work experience.

  • Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation

  • Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results

  • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity

  • Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers

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Position Summary

Forward looking, proactive associate with negotiation and communication skills as well as commodity knowledge that helps drive competitive pricing, develops suppliers and resolves problems to support and maintain a fluent supply chain for direct material from Sensata suppliers to our manufacturing sites.

Key Responsibilities

  • Driving cost reduction for purchased parts through price negotiation

  • Driving cost reduction for purchased parts through best cost sourcing

  • Driving cost reduction for purchased parts with suppliers through VA/VE initiatives

  • Drive inventory reduction initiatives through implementation of VMI programs and stocking agreements.

  • Support site operations in material shortage escalations.

  • Keep External Capacity Management module accurate by creating and maintaining capacity buckets.

  • Collaborate in the implementation of site Cost Reduction Annual Plan.

  • Maintenance of CR annual plan

  • Monthly review of sourcing’ financial goals and results

  • Collaborate in annual setting of standard cost for purchased components.

  • Resolve invoices on hold by resolving pricing discrepancies and leading the resolution of invoices with other issues (missing receipts, partial receipts)

  • PO and Blanket PO creation and maintenance for purchased parts, tooling and other expenses.

  • Quarterly creation of supplier scorecards and supplier evaluation targeting poor performance suppliers and implementing corrective actions.

  • Developing sourcing strategy for suppliers amongst buyer’s commodities.

  • Develop suppliers as working partners that will share Sensata’s vision and core values.

  • Develop supplier relationships.

  • Support in NPD supplier selection process.

  • Lead and support Change Management projects.

Specific Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or above, majoring in mechanical/electrical/business administration or its equivalent.

  • With at least 2 years of work experience as a commodity buyer.

  • With at least 5 years of work experience in a manufacturing industry (automotive preferred)

  • Negotiation skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Teamwork oriented

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Good communications skills

  • Fluent in English, both verbally and written.

  • Availability to travel

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Sensata Technologies, Inc. (US) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

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Sensata Technologies, Inc. (US) participates in E-Verify. View the E-Verify posters https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/EVerifyParticipationPoster.pdf

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