Cummins Inc. SOURCING MANAGER - SENIOR in Columbus, Indiana
SOURCING MANAGER - SENIOR
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Our Corporate Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.
This is an exciting opportunity in Columbus, Indiana for a Sourcing Manager. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading projects.
Your impact will happen in theseand other ways:
Leads sourcing and purchasing strategies across business units. Defines project scopes, mitigates risk, and identifies savings opportunities.
Negotiates and manages contracts and relationships with vendors.
Implements policies and metrics to ensure that savings goals are realized.
Manages project teams.
Manages sourcing and purchasing strategies aimed at reducing cost, minimizing risk, and optimizing business processes.
Sets goals for and manages category strategy and project teams.
Promotes alignment of purchasing strategy with business unit and supply chain goals.
Identifies, plans, and implements continuous improvement opportunities within the supply chain.
Fosters, develops, and manages a relevant supply base of competitive and innovative companies.
Builds strong supplier relationships; serves as primarycontact for issue resolution with suppliers.
Manages the supplier selection process and conducts complex supplier negotiations and contracts.
Leads the analysis of key trends/issues in supply and cost of ownership for assigned products.
Drives total cost reductions across the entire supplychain.
Establishes purchasing target process and delivers cost savings for assigned products and services.
Identifies opportunities and leads continuous improvement activities within key processes.
Advises and consults with internal business partners on sourcing and purchasing processes and procedures.
Develops, leads, and motivates staff where applicable; sets goals in training and development, performance, and career planning.
Skills and Experience Required
Analyze issues - Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of analyzing issues. Critically
identifies an issue's scope and parameters while analyzing it from multiple perspectives. Determines the root causes as well as broad implications of issues. Integrates information and defines an array of alternatives. Applies a wide variety of analytical tools and processes (e.g. Six Sigma) on a regular basis to complete key projects and solve complex problems.
Manage execution - Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of managing execution.
Coordinates performance across regions, teams, and departments on complex projects and work
flows. Applies a broad range of planning and monitoring tools. Defines planning and review
practices that result in few missed milestones and minimal surprises. Effectively delegates to ensure completion of complex projects and work. Monitors progress of others and redirects efforts when goals change or are not met. Measures effectiveness of execution through defined metrics and disciplined monitoring.
Contract development - I have developed contracts across several similar commodities or services that incorporate standard and non-standard language with limited engagement from Legal.
Negotiation with suppliers - I understand negotiation theory and tactics; I understand the
commodity or service for which I am responsible, Cummins absolute business requirements, the
supplier's TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and the potential trade-offs; I develop the strategy for and lead negotiations with suppliers to consistently deliver contracts that are easily managed by
functional owners and operations.
Purchasing ethics - I understand appropriate and harmless supplier engagements and do not
compromise supplier sourcing, selection, or management processes. I am able to apply judgment to potentially questionable relationships and activities and am confident that I make appropriate
decisions in each case. I provide consultation / support that conforms to Cummins standards to
others in my area but am not knowledgeable outside the countries in which I have worked for at
least three years.
Supplier capacity management - I understand Cummins marketing forecast processes and the data required for suppliers for which I am responsible to ensure that capacity planning is accurate; I understand how to appropriately negotiate capacity requirements in supplier contracts to deliver the lowest total cost of ownership. I comprehend the interrelationship between capacity management and product quality. I take appropriate actions with suppliers to ensure that they are capable of meeting Cummins total demand for both production and aftermarket.
Sourcing process - I understand the steps in the sourcing process; I have developed relationships with my functional stakeholders so that I am now sometimes involved in a project when a business need is identified. I understand the discipline and process associated with industry, market and category analysis; I assimilate the available data to develop performance metrics and create a TCO (total cost of ownership) pricing model. I am capable of analyzing supplier financial risk, using standard resources (such as Dun & Bradstreet reports and other similar tools). I fully engage my functional stakeholders to define the business, technical and qualitative requirements and can accommodate differences in competencies and expectations so that supplier responses may be evaluated objectively.
Product cost management - User proficiency plus, significant experience in product costing,
including ability to train and/or mentor this skill. The specialist should have solid experience
developing piece-part cost models and knowledge of the typical manufacturing processes involved in producing parts. (e.g. castings, fabrications, machining processes, injection molding, etc.)
Significant level of relevant work experience required
Education, Licenses, Certifications
College, university or equivalent degree in a related business field such as supply chain management
Compensation and Benefits
Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.
Cummins and E-verify
At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Commons Office Building
Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office
Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced
Job Posting Jun 20, 2018, 12:20:48 PM
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 180003HL