Sourcing Specialist (m/f/d)

Sourcing Specialist (m/f/d)

Sourcing Specialist (m/f/d) Automotive


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    Katja KernHR USA


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    Orlando (FL, USA)

    What you'll do

    • You will assume purchasing responsibility for defined product groups.
    • You will develop and implement Supply Chain Management strategies.
    • You will be responsible for negotiating prices, capacity, timing with suppliers, and the savings targets.
    • You will ensure materials availability, on-time delivery, and will coordinate materials movement from receiving to production.
    • You will take over task force type monitoring and escalation of on time deliveries.
    • You will participate in decision making for loading the Master Production Schedule (MPS) through appropriate material configuration.
    • You will work with material planning departments corresponding with all participants.
    • You will analyze, maintain, and execute material requirement plans, continuously monitoring and verifying material pipelines to meet or exceed the requirements.
    • You will analyze data, proactively eliminating material liabilities by proposing sourcing solutions.
    • You will develop legal supply agreements and contracts, execute and maximize negotiated terms with suppliers to reduce material liabilities; you will provide inputs to drive and execute commodity and pricing strategy.
    • You are responsible for setting up and developing a controlling system for better handling savings targets, budgets, and negotiations; you address and resolve recurring or critical issues.
    • You will monitor and continuously improve supplier’s delivery quality performance and provide feedback on their performance, service, and strategies.

    Who you are

    • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain/Operations Management, or an equivalent education.
    • You have 5+ years of experience of purchasing in a manufacturing environment or the supplier industry.
    • You have in-depth knowledge of direct material procurement in the manufacturing industry. Automotive and/or electronics procurement experience highly preferrable.
    • You have strong experience with Supply Chain Management, and the entire purchasing process.
    • You have excellent knowledge of the automotive industry and related systems and processes.
    • You are characterized by a precise, independent, and structured way of working as well as a quick perception.
    • You are an experienced negotiator with focus on pricing and contracts, ideally with international experience, and you are proficient in MS Office applications.
    • You are willing to travel.
    • You are authorized to work in the U.S.

    Good to know

    • We offer a competitive salary with bonus potential.
    • You get up to 20 days PTO and 10 paid company holidays.
    • We offer mentorship and onboarding programs and a flat hierarchy.
    • You can get healthcare, life insurance, dental & vision, 401(k) matching.
    • We offer national and international travel opportunities.
    • You have career opportunities in a fast-growing company and work in small, efficient project teams.