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Sourcing Manager

We have a very exciting opportunity for a Sourcing Manager to permanently join a multinational electronics manufacturing organisation looking to set up operations in the Cork area. With over 2000 staff in Asia, as well as multiple other sites in other locations, the company is set to establish headquarters in Cork for Europe and the US with Sales, Business Development and Supply chain operations, aiming to expand further into the European and US Market. The client specialises in manufacturing electronics products for telecommunications , automobile, industrial and medical industries. This position would be initially fully remote, then working 1 to 2 days in the office or shared work space.

Job Description:

Manufacturer Development and Management

  • Build connections with the tier-1 Manufacturers in the local region, such as Infineon, NXP, ST, Marvell, On, ADI, etc.

  • Build up the organisation chart of the manufacturer;

  • Arrange regular meetings to check prices and deliveries

Distributor Development and Management

  • Qualify the franchised distributors and figure out the comparative advantages of each one;

  • Build connections with the tier 1 distributors in the local region, such as Arrow, Avnet, Future, etc.

  • Build connections with the tier2-3 value-added distributors in the local region

  • Build up the organisation chart of the distributors;

  • Negotiate on business terms with distributors;

  • Arrange regular meetings to check prices and deliveries

  • Reschedule and cancel Open POs

Supplier Performance Management 

  • Establish and regularly evaluate the Quality, Delivery, Cost and Other business terms (such as credit, VMI, willingness to reschedule & cancel, etc.) of suppliers. 

  • Regularly eliminate & introduce new suppliers based on the metrics

Component Price & Supply Trending track

  • Analyse possible delivery and cost risks

  • Negotiate with the manufacturer and distributor on the allocation

Internal RFQ Process

  • Communicate with the internal material controller about the cost

  • Design and sourcing strategy to negotiate on RFQ and mass production

  • Replacement recommendation

Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor or higher degree;

  • Fluent in English. German, French, and Chinese speaking is a plus;

  • 5+ years in electronics components sourcing experience, or components PM & Sales experience in manufacturer or distributors

  • Good communication skills and team-working skills;

  • Experience in working in an international organisation. Able to deal with time and culture differences;

  • Solid understanding and connections in one or more component sectors, such as power, analogue, driver, etc.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Jessica Kennedy