Indirect Sourcing Manager

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date Posted: 05-02-2018
We have an excellent opportunity for an experience Sourcing Manager to join one of our clients. The Sourcing Manager for Indirect Category executes effective sourcing strategies, from initial identification of procurement needs for indirect goods and services in the manufacturing industry. Responsible for negotiating, coordinating, and assuring that assigned indirect spend categories and services are purchased at the lowest possible cost. Assesses near-term and long-term plans to establish that supplier priorities are balanced with business needs; consults with Sr. Management, and other subject matter experts to develop alternative solutions; advises on options, risks, total cost of ownership, and business impacts.
 
  • Drive the selection process of global strategic suppliers
  • Plan and lead negotiations with strategic suppliers in the category
  • Own the contract management process in the category
  • Ensure compliance with, and use of, global and local contracts in the category
  • Drive annual productivity improvements with key suppliers focused on total cost of ownership reductions
  • Act as Supplier Account Manager for selected strategic suppliers
  • Secure sufficient supplier capacity to support operations
  • Monitor global supply market and trends
  • Develop and manage portfolio of total cost of ownership improvement initiatives
  • Assess and identify continuous improvement ideas for tools and processes
The global manager MUST possess  Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a purchasing, sourcing or relevant technical role. 
International experience a nice to have.
Experience sourcing MRO, Freight, IT, Facility Management or other relevant indirect categories in a manufacturing environment.
This position requires strong MS Excel skills.
Candidate must have 3-5 years Supervisory Experience.
Candidate must be flexible and be able to travel 25-50% domestically or internationally.
 
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