Job Purpose :
Responsible for fulfilling the tasks linked to the strategic sourcing process and any commercial issue during the validity period of the agreements within the specific categories.
The SM is responsible for the suppliers, the agreements, the portfolio and the total cost of the agreements (Material Price Index, part price, logistics cost etc.)
Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities :
1. Category management :
Establishes and drives team of key stakeholders (Sourcing Account Manager, major consumers, technical resources)
Knows the supplier market, technologies, product trends, Price trends and the existing as well as future opportunities in the market
Decides if a specification has to be met by existing supplier or put into the market
Decides supplier and negotiates price / cost related to D&E projects
Secure that Grundfos continuously develop the supply base
Prepare the annual investment budget (tooling) for relevant categories
Secures that the suppliers are established in SAP and that the information linked to the suppliers and category are kept updated
2. Sourcing management :
Uses the segmentation tool to categorize current and future market
Based on the segmentation external market information and internal business plans a long term sourcing strategy is developed and approved / committed by the category council (Purchase management and relevant GMs)
Responsible for tendering process RFI / RFQ
Responsible for preparing negotiation strategy and running the negotiation process with the involvement of relevant stakeholders.
Secures that the negotiation is closed by signing a Grundfos framework agreement (FWA) and that the contract coverage for the category is according to target
3. Cost management
Prepares the MPI budget for the category, secures optimized total cost and follows up on the MPI (monthly) as well as realized savings according to the agreements
Participates in cost optimization projects like Supplier Focused Initiatives, should cost projects, Lean projects etc.
Drive cost optimization through Strategic Sourcing projects, 3rd Party 3P etc.
4. Supplier portfolio management
Participates in supplier classification (K / C / T) in cooperation with the SAM
Based on input from the local units and SAM, the SM sets performance targets for the suppliers.
Continuously optimizes the composition of the supplier portfolio taking risk, cost, requirements (ethics, environment, quality etc), and competences into account
Works with key suppliers on business development sharing strategies, technology road maps and future cooperation
Works with auditors to pre-approve suppliers, run audits and follow-up on audit results
Works closely together with the relevant SAMs to follow initiated supplier development activities
Key Collaboration Partners / Stakeholders : Purchase management, Functional Managers, SAMs, technical responsible (PTRs) and internal purchase staff
Job Specifications : Educational Qualification Bachelor / Master's Degree or equivalent work experience
Experience Preferred : Has 10-12 years experience in a similar job / area position
Key Competencies and Skills :
Personal Attributes :
Strong communicator towards both internal and external stakeholders.
Experienced in strategy creation and strategic sourcing processes.
Strong and experienced negotiator at all levels
Able to take decisions
Willing to travel
Personal Attributes :
Good analytical Skills
Efficient Team Player
Interested candidates can apply here
R. Mahesh Kumar,
Global Professional Services
ref : engineeristic.com)