S&S Sourcing Specialist is a member of the S&S center of excellence (COE) that is responsible for planning, overseeing , and leading value chain projects , critical escalations, design for supply chain initiatives, and process development . This requires interaction with a range of internal and external stakeholders, most often managing several moving project parts simultaneously. S&S Sourcing specialist is an Individual contributor role but requires strong leadership and time management skills to coordinate with team members while executing projects and providing support .
Determine and define project scope and objectives; Predict resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner.
Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plans; Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress.
Manage contracts service levels with vendors and suppliers by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables. Function as point of contact for critical escalations.
Work directly with supply chain and engineering resources to deploy DFSC methodology, preferred parts usage, material substitutions, and other tactics to lower TCO and TOCT.
Interpret commodity and spend analysis to create action plans for cost, terms, service, and lead-time.
Support materials and risk, compliance, and regulatory audits.
Develops and follows standard work. Optimizing and improving processes where necessary.
Qualifications - SKEE
5 Years of supply Chain Experience (Materials, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Logistics), with experience in leading projects and teams through influence. APICS certification preferred.
Experienced in project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices.
Knowledgeable in the application of Design for Supply Chain/Design for Manufacturing principles within complex value chains.
Capable of applying LEAN continuous improvement principles within value chains. Has demonstrated ability to develop and implement standard work and operating rhythms.
Exposure to supplier service management.
Presentation skills, experience communicating projects, results, and issues to leadership teams.
Bachelor's degree: Engineering, Business, Supply Chain, or a related field.
Skills - IPC
Desire to handle multiple projects of varying complexity concurrently
Ability to prioritize and balance stakeholder needs and objectives against constraints.
Understands upstream and downstream impacts of functional decision making on value chain performance and business results.
Balances competing objectives/KPIs to optimize results across multiple functions
Makes data driven decisions, acquires data and information needed to support decisions if not available to include conducting pilots as needed.
Demonstrates agility in approach and methodology to reach objectives
Ability to plan on an annual timeline.
Soft Skills - Temperament
Ability to effectively influence peers, stakeholders, and leadership
Capacity to manage high stress situations
Self-motivation & ability to motivate other people
Accepts positive and constructive feedback in a manner the promotes performance and improvement. Provides specific, timely, and actionable feedback to others.
Can build productive relationships across cultures, teams, and functions; demonstrates agility of approach.
Is capable of being self-directed, requires minimal oversight to reach objectives, holds self accountable to milestones, objectives, and agreements.
Travel, domestic and international, may be required periodically to accomplish objectives and support global projects as needed.
Working hours may vary in order accomplish objectives and provide needed support. Mornings, nights, weekend work may be periodically required to support global projects across time zones.
Will be willing to work remotely as required.
Must proactively communicate timelines, statuses, challenges
Commitment to continual learning and development to keep skillset and value chain knowledge base current.
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Internal Number: R21-6543
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