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Director Global Sourcing - Lancaster

Company: MRI - The Boston Group
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Job Description:

Position can be located in order of preference: Lancaster, PA, Portsmouth, NH or Albany, NY.International manufacturer of specialty engineered products and materials is seeking a Director of Global Sourcing & Planning who will support 11 plants in the US, France, Germany, The Netherlands and India.The Director of Global Sourcing & Planning reports directly to Business Segment VP Operations & Supply Chain and is an integral part of the Operations leadership team within business segment. The Director and their direct professional staff will provide the leadership for optimizing and standardizing the $100+ Million spend annually on raw materials, consumables, logistics and utilities.----Will promote a Lean culture within the organization and will be expected to use Lean principles to drive non-value add activities from the business--The incumbent will work to define the future state of the organization structure to most effectively and efficiently drive cost from the supply chain, develop strategic supplier relationships and actively manage planning to assure reliable / cost effective procurement processes and the leanest level of working capital usage. ------The ideal candidate will have experience in working with global manufacturing-oriented businesses.-- There will be a degree of travel to the various operations and to suppliers (25-30%) depending on the project priorities.--Multi-lingual, French or German a plus.--Duties and Responsibilities:------------ Strategic Supplier Development------------Work to develop strong working relationships with strategic suppliers---- ----Implement extended supply agreements to provide secure, reliable, and cost-effective sourcing-- -- --relationships--and ensure we have multiple qualified suppliers for all procured key items---- -- Capitalize on purchasing synergies among the 11 plants; drive for standardization-------- -- Develop and maintain supplier scorecard to monitor performance---------------- Collaborate with Plants and Functions------Support plant-based CI initiatives to reduce material costs and eliminate non-value add activities------ Suppport I&D efforts to identify and validate new RMs for security of supply, product improvements and cost initiatives------ -- -- --Develop local procurement network to assure effective supply management------ -- -- Support plants in developing second sources of supply where practical------ -- --Manages, develops, trains, coaches and evaluates the members of the operations team.-- This includes conducting annual performance appraisals for all direct reports.-------------- Planning & Communication----------Develop, implement and maintain an S&OP process to allow for better predictability and ---------------------- communication-------- --Drive to standardize and streamline procurement processes--------Establish process to track RM price evolution, spend by supplier & category, budget development & PPV and savings initiatives------ Monitor & communicate evolution of cost drivers (indices), Supply risk factors and new RM-- -- -- -- -- -- developments------ -- Develop the annual business /tactical plan and ensure all objectives are achieved as set in the planB.S. Degree in Materials, Technical or Business discipline required with an MBA desired. 15 plus years' experience working in a global manufacturing organization in sourcing, procurement and/or planning role.-------------------------------- Strategic Thinking-------------------------------- Proactive, Independent leadership-------------------------------- Effective communication (at all organizational levels), verbal and written-------------------------------- Highly organized, follow-up and follow through-------------------------------- Collaborative - team oriented-------------------------------- Lean principles experience - S&OP experience-------------------------------- Six Sigma Principles experience, data driven, statistical tools-------------------------------- Transaction, business process experience - ERP, database integration-------------------------------- Strong listening skills-------------------------------- Open to change, promotes sense of urgency-------------------------------- Proficiency in coaching, demonstrated ability to influence-------------------------------- Strong financial acumen------------------------------ Strong organizational and analytical skills------------------------------ Effective negotiator------------------------------ Customer focused--APICS certification and LSS Black Belt or proven Lean practitioner--highly desired.Client offers a competitive salary and bonus; eligible for equity awards; benefits including 401K and relocation provided.

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