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Supply Management Specialist

Position: Supply Management Specialist - 26106
Type: Contract/12+ months

Description:
Leads and/or supports a Strategic Sourcing team with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies, meeting Enterprise Product Delivery Process and Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process requirements/goals on product cost, schedule and quality for the enterprise/region/division/unit
In the Enterprise Product Delivery Process, plays a key role in integrating suppliers early in the process to optimize design and cost
Builds and develops a supply base for procuring complex and strategic materials, products, supplies and services
Coordinates and leads efforts to address chronic supplier performance issues

Duties:
Ensures or manages the development and implementation of enterprise/divisional strategies, defining and integrating supply chains that support Enterprise Product Delivery Process(EPDP) and Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process (EOFP) and significantly impact enterprise financial and operational objectives
Develops, builds and maintains an ongoing relationship with assigned suppliers to monitor and improve supplier performance
measures the performance of the supplier and defines corrective actions
obtains assistance from other functional representatives such as quality, product engineering, etc. as appropriate
Leads and/or supports the negotiation of supply agreements with specific suppliers resulting in cost models, an implementation strategy and a documented agreement, ensuring the Company meets its overall goals for cost, quality, continuity of supply, etc.
Collects cost data and prepares supplier cost/industry analyses
Utilizes and develops continuous improvement in terms of performance and lowest total cost with the supply base utilizing the Achieving Excellence process/criteria and other appropriate supply management tools
Works with engineers and suppliers on product specification, making recommendations to ensure a quality product at the lowest total cost and meeting cost targets
supports the Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost effective manner
Leads target costing and cost management support for Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) cost goals, focusing on Shareholder Value Added
develops and implements communication plans to key stakeholders, internally and externally
Develops, implements and improves Supply Management processes to support the Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process and Enterprise Product Delivery Process
Provides work direction and/or coaching as necessary to less experienced supply management personnel
ensures completion of administrative support to the Human Resource processes

Specific Position Requirements:
Manager is seeking a Category Specialist
Experience in specific areas of Supply Management such as: supplier integration, strategic supply management, supplier development, managing long term contracts, governance of long-term agreements, managing managed service agreements, etc.
3+ years of Supply Management experience
Work experience in a team environment
Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution
4 year degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
Advanced excel (pivot tables, formulas, and vlookup)



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