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Job Description Summary

Engage in strategic supply base development and supplier relationship management, specifically focusing on mechanical commodities (including machining, sheet metal, plastics, fittings, etc.) The primary focus will be on developing a high performing supply base in this area with specific attention to improving and maintaining supplier performance in quality and delivery, achieving year over year cost reduction goals, low-cost region sourcing, and improving payment terms and conditions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Commodity based materials leadership with focus on developing a predictive and consistent lean supply chain that supports operational performance as defined by Quality, Dependability, Speed, Flexibility, and Cost
  • Ability to develop and implement Core Competency Analysis within different commodity areas and implement a structured sourcing program for products within that commodity
  • Drive cost savings through supply base consolidation, contract negotiation, and low cost region sourcing where appropriate
  • Minimize working capital requirements by implementing agreements which incorporate VOMI (Vendor Owned and Managed Inventory) agreements.
  • Understand market demand and proactively manage supplier partners to meet customer demand while minimizing liability
  • Support the defined global outsourcing strategy by identifying preferred partners in different global regions
  • Ability to align commodity based sourcing management with site/divisional/corporate initiatives to deliver effective cash flow management
  • Drive improvement to the Customer Allegiance Score by establishing flexible and agile supply programs and though lead time reduction and elimination of waste within the value stream
  • Execute a comprehensive analysis of market mechanisms, industry practices, cost analysis and other criteria utilized in making sourcing decisions
  • Management of suppliers within assigned areas of responsibility including use of lean sourcing principles, continuous process improvement and attainment of key business indicators such as on-time delivery, quality, and cost
  • Development and implementation of sourcing and supplier management strategies; management of contracts and the supply base for assigned commodities including inventory management with legal review as required
  • Evaluate supplier capabilities and make sourcing decisions in accordance with sourcing strategies, negotiating purchase order terms and contracts
  • Work is performed with considerable independence and is reviewed with the Sourcing Manager for adherence to established standards and results obtained
  • Results are measured by improvements to quality, the cash conversion cycle, on-time delivery from suppliers, and sourcing savings
  • 10-20% domestic and international travel
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent industry experience (5-7 years in a purchasing and/or operational environment);
  • APICS CSCP preferred
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • MAPICS and SAP experience preferred
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in teams including design, development, marketing and customer service and developing supply chain requirements to support material flow optimization
  • Microsoft Office Proficiency
  • Experience in implementation of lean manufacturing and other world class manufacturing/purchasing practices required
  • Experience in outsourcing to low cost regions
  • Experience managing a Contract Manufacturer as well as OEM supply chain partners
  • The ability to negotiate and implement multi-tiered supplier agreements including VOMI and consignment arrangements
  • Project based proficiency with a track record of outsourcing high level assemblies both domestically and internationally
  • 5-7 years of experience in supply chain in a manufacturing environment.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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