Sensata Technologies, Inc. Auto e-Propulsion Product Line Procurement Director in United States
The Product Line Procurement Director 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.
Directs, evaluate, and develop a team of purchasing staff to ensure the team's resources are used effectively and work schedules and targets are met
Oversees plans, cost estimates, and schedules for integrating these needs into existing purchasing activities
Oversees policies, checklists, and other materials that describe the organization's technical, quality, service, or reliability standards to help purchasing staff evaluate supplier proposals
Oversees team of buyers to ensure they follow established procedures and policies
Direct and evaluate the organization's overall purchasing trends to potential bulk purchases
Direct active involvement with other departments to ensure the achievement of the company goals
Experience / Qualifications
A university degree and 10-12 years of experience
Ability to lead, coach, and develop team members
Holds self and others accountable to achieving goals and standards
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 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
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
MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directs on the activities as required cross-functionally, including Planning, Engineering, Quality, Programs, Finance, Legal and Manufacturing
Leads the collaboration with functional areas to populate sourcing events, making decisions on sourcing event structure, supplier pool, selection criteria and event outcome criteria
Oversees the continuous development of the Procurement function towards the best practices
Directs collaborations to promote the lowest total cost of ownership sourcing solutions/value proposition for assigned commodities
Advises on the delivering of corporate aligned procurement objectives supporting total company strategic vision
Advises on implementing communication strategies to ensure accurate and timely flow of information to upper management, business partners, and suppliers
Directs supplier risk assessments, risk management and disaster recovery planning
Align e-Propulsion product line strategy to sourcing strategy globally
Mentor and lead a team to answer all global NBO’s and other related cost requests, and also support other Global Procurement & Supplier Quality functions as needed
Support and represent Global Procurement in Business Unit (BU) meetings, support and drive matched pair activity on pursuits
Develop cost models, jointly with Cost Engineering (CE), that can be used for quick estimates or as a cross-check of a supplier response
Lead make/buy decisions, outsourcing and localization initiatives
Develop a cost library a repository of knowledge from supplier quotations and previous pursuit answers to have the capability to supply delta cost information quickly and accurately (example: design deviations, capacity limitations per supplier/product type, etc)
Train the team to provide the details necessary for the organization to make decisions on a total-cost basis --- including economic and FX impacts/adjustments
Develop a “lessons-learned” requirement of the pursuit team to do a walk from NBO costs to actual sourcing costs (NPD) to understand and learn from the gaps between pursuit and sourcing for all projects
Participates and leads the selection of new employees
Analyzes market conditions
Regular contact with senior management, engineering and with others outside the work group
Leverage Auto Category Strategies to create a sound and robust sourcing strategies for e-Propulsion
Bachelor Degree, Engineering preferred
Minimum 10 years automotive experience cost estimating exp preferred
Automotive experience and knowledge of related commodities and cost drivers
Excellent interpersonal skills with oral and written communication skills
Work effectively with others in a Multicultural environment
Ability to read blueprints and assess manufacturing feasibility
High analytical ability in complex situations
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