Collins McNicholas

Responsible for collaborating with internal stakeholders and aligning on optimal sourcing strategies to develop and implement one common commodity strategy for the assigned category. Responsible for developing a supplier database that identifies and categorizes potential suppliers by commodity and region to increase the value proposition and reduce TCO.

Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide strategic influence while building value-add relationships with engaged finished good suppliers and respective internal stakeholders to increase sourcing efficiency.
  • Promotes and works towards balanced continuous (year-on-year) value improvement for all aspects of quality, service and cost with assigned supply base. Manages supplier performance and identifies Value Improvement Program’s to improve TCO accordingly.
  • Ensures optimal balance between collaborative engagement and competitive pressure to ensure maximum value is realized.
  • Negotiates value improvements and manages optimal supplier contracts.
  • Assists in the Supplier Stratification activities and develops capability roadmaps with Supplier Engineering and Commodity Management as part of the Commodity Strategy.
  • Manages strategic supplier relationships in line with the Commodity Strategy and understands the strategic differentiators for each supplier.
  • Interacts with Site Operational Procurement Teams.
  • Owns annual budget process for assigned suppliers as well as crisis or systematic issue resolution.
  • Establish early, new supplier involvement to achieve development performance goals, support project timelines, and manage product cost.
  • Establish and support a work environment of continuous improvement
  • Ensure all employees are trained to do their work and their training is documented.
  • Gathers Market Intelligence and trends for the Commodity and Sub-Commodities.
  • Define, build and plan alignment on Commodity Strategy for assigned commodity.
  • Identifies risks within the commodity and works closely with stakeholders to eliminate or take mitigating actions for strategic risks.
  • Leads R&D communications related to the Commodity and facilitates the identification and evaluation of new materials or technologies to cover current and potential future requirements.
  • Build alignment between business needs and market dynamics.
  • Identifies insourcing and outsourcing opportunities.
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies in key sourcing categories that results in a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Guide respective internal leads through a holistic & systematic category approach to material & supplier selection and management.
  • Establish early involvement to achieve development performance goals, support project timelines, and manage product cost.
  • Identifies all suitable suppliers per commodity and region per sample RFQ and develops comprehensive supplier knowledge & database.
  • Works closely with and engages on proactive information sharing with other Global Sourcing Team Members to optimize supply base.
  • Develops Should-Cost Models for major sub-commodities.
  • Analyses data and develops tools to manage the Commodity.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years Strategic Procurement (Sourcing) and Supplier Relationship Management
  • Proven quantitative abilities e.g. cost modeling, data analysis
  • Experience managing optimal supplier contracts and negotiating value improvements
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA degree preferred
  • Contract Manufacturer, OEM, Finished Good sourcing experience preferred
  • ISM Certification a plus – either CPM or C.P.S.M.

For a confidential discussion and a more detailed job spec (more information on the role), please contact Celia Moloney on 091-706719 or email celia.moloney@collinsmcnicholas.ie

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