Sourcing Manager

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Sourcing Manager

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Sourcing Manager

We are currently seeking a Sourcing Manager with global experience sourcing mechanical assemblies and custom parts. You must be technical and hands-on, developing a qualified supply base to secure the best value for goods purchased. Leveraging this supply base, you will partner with Engineering, Manufacturing, R&D, and Quality to identify the best sources for parts and assemblies in order to deliver qualified products to the manufacturing line.

Daily tasks:

  • It is imperative and a must that you have experience sourcing parts and systems in China
  • Be responsible for sourcing both complex assemblies and custom parts while balancing priorities of time and cost.
  • Identify, assess and qualify a global supply base including initial vendor identification, down selection through RFQ processes, and drive cost out while improving quality through a regimented DFM process for both prototype and production parts.
  • Use your extensive supplier network to identify, develop, implement, and maintain sourcing strategies and relationships for assigned categories across a global supply base.
  • Review product selections, evaluate supplier quotations, and validate compliance to engineering specifications in order to select the solutions that bring the most commercial value.


  • Be responsible for purchasing all strategic and new items (other purchasing is handled by our Contract Manufacturers).
  • Work with Engineering, Manufacturing, Contract Manufacturers and Suppliers to develop cost models, target costs and low cost alternatives. Organize and conduct pricing benchmarks and competitive analysis.
  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of cost saving projects that meet targets for cost reduction.
  • Drive programs to continuously improve the quality of goods from suppliers.
  • Actively resolve supplier delivery, quality or commercial issues.

Experience and Education:

  • Must have experience in sourcing mechanical parts and complex assemblies from suppliers in Asia
  • Must have extensive knowledge of prototype and production manufacturing techniques including rapid prototyping, machining, casting, forging, molding, stamping
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8 years work experience in Commodity/Category Management, Procurement and/or Strategic Sourcing within a global organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with procurement strategy and cost management best practices
  • Excellent communication skills and the proven ability to effectively work with global suppliers
  • Able to manage multiple projects under deadline constraints and maintain focus at all times
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers • Ability and willingness to travel is a must
  • Experience with a wide range of technologies and projects is a plus
  • Previous work experience at both small and large companies is a plus

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