Develop strategic plans and goals for assigned commodity(ies) that addresses market conditions and trends preferred supplier lists technology trends and cost optimization targets. Write negotiate and approves complex agreements (with assistance from legal department) while considering risks and benefits.
Demonstrate leadership in role and defines the processes and tools for contracts administration. Evaluate the requirements of specifications and their interrelation to suppliers’ cost models. Assemble cross-functional teams and manages interpersonal/cultural issues within complex negotiations. Analyzes market profiles market research and financial analysis.
Manage the strategy resources and relationships among multiple and/or cross-functional projects. Leads thorough investigation of Root Cause Analysis and leads implementation of corrective actions. Works cross-functionally to support the development of strategic and collaborative relationships with suppliers in order to resolve complex issues.
Serves as a resource/trainer for the supplier qualification process. Regularly monitors commodity price trends and incorporates risk mitigation into decisions. Understands internal cost structures to support make vs. buy decisions and make recommendations based on trends identified. Recommends tactical purchasing specifications and translates terms of contract within the organization. Utilizes and applies regional commercial codes and legal framework.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Bachelors Degree in Business Administration/Operations or equivalent experience level 2. Knowledge of international commercial and legal codes. 3. Knowledge of cost drivers and impacts of manufacturing processes. 4. Knowledge of standard reporting tools and ability to perform drill-through analysis. 5. Ability to negotiate using various strategies which result in a win/win situation. 6. Ability to identify specifications and discuss contract disputes with recommendation for solution.
• EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree in Business Administration/Operations or equivalent experience level
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