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Sourcing Manager
Ref No.: 18-32679
Location: Rochester, New York
Position Type:Contract
Skill Type
Skill Type:Professional
Job Description:  

Reporting to the Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager, the Strategic Sourcing Manager is accountable for developing, managing and executing cost reduction strategies for the client. As the Advanced Sourcing Manager, he / she will support the integration of the Strategic Sourcing function into the Supply Chain, Business Development, and R&D organizations and be a key leader in driving a fully integrated best in class Advance Sourcing program within the Franchise. They will be a leader on the new product development operations & tech transfer teams.  This leader is expected to provide hands-on leadership in all aspects of global sourcing for new product introduction, having overall responsibility for supplier selection driving optimization for cost / quality / service / Innovation/ early supplier involvement and supplier diversity.
As the Advanced Sourcing Manager, he / she will drive best practice New Product Development and will leverage:
  • Understanding of FDA regulated companies
  • cGMP's and ISO13485, insure compliance to Policies and Procedures 
  • Lead supplier selection activities for Raw Material and OEM materials
  • Strong Financial Analysis and project management capabilities.
  • Analyze points of leverage through  elements of cost analysis and use in negotiations
  • Experience in negotiating and completing Development and Supply Agreements  
  • Ability to translate complex needs from R&D Engineers into simple but accurate terms so that suppliers/manufacturers can support projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to create Statement of Work for External design services companies with milestones management
  • Ability to analyze Electro-Mechanical components and raw materials sourcing requirements.  Strong probing and listening skills to facilitate working with suppliers and technical functions to Client, screen, and implement new ideas. 
  • Ability to influence the design, quality, and manufacturing in cross-functional project development teams using experience in DFM, DFA and overall manufacturing process knowledge.
  • Expertise in Operations, Logistics, Planning, and Forecasting required. 
  • Developing supplier negotiation strategies that reflect and maximize buying power; focusing on supplier quality/price/performance while minimizing risk exposure.  Serving as lead negotiator for complex, high value transactions.
  • Categories include Electro-mechanical, Software, test and IP/ licensing.
  • Experience with managing business relationship with external contract manufacturers. 
  • Bachelor's degree in business or technical discipline required. 
  • Advanced degrees including MBA or MS in Engineering or other technical discipline preferred. 
  • Six Sigma green/black belt a plus.
  • Minimum of 10 years in strategic sourcing or Procurement/Category management. 
  • Emphasis on R&D and Product Development and significant experience sourcing electro-mechanical commodities outsourcing (on and off-shore).
  • Expanded skills/experience should include alliance/preferred supplier governance, obsolescence, project management, performance management and improvement.  
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively with Officers and Executives, both internally and externally. 
  • Excellent business/financial acumen, proficient in leading and setting direction for cross-functional teams. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, influence and drive change at all levels of the organization. 
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the factors affecting the finances and/or operations of suppliers. 
  • Excellent global supplier management skills including ability to foster and leverage professional relationships. 
  • Ability to identify and solve complex contractual, process and operational business challenges. 
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate licensing and IP related requirements. 
  • Quality and process capability understanding preferred. 
  • 10%-20% travel annually – both domestic and international. 
  • Previous direct people management experience preferred.