The Director Global Category Sourcing- Electrical is responsible for creating category plans for the assigned categories and/or subcategories of spend (Electrical OEM) that align with site, division and corporate goals while incorporating the latest market intelligence. This role will develop a strategy aligned with specific business needs, build a strong functional organization, while establishing best practices, negotiating global contracts with preferred suppliers, identifying and driving continuous improvement initiatives.
Creates category plans for the assigned categories and/or subcategories of spend (Electrical OEM) that align with site, division and corporate goals and incorporate the latest market intelligence.
Develops sourcing strategies, selects strategic suppliers and negotiate master agreements that meets the majority of business needs across multiple sites and/or divisions.
Develops & communicates sourcing agreements and associated financial commitments.
Drives and implements actions to achieve productivity metrics.
Liaises with peers and stakeholders to maximize utilization of sourcing strategies, strategic suppliers and agreements, lending assistance and expertise as required to ensure success.
Supports make vs. buy analyses by providing the latest insights on cost, service levels, quality, and supply capabilities. Leads any resulting supplier selections and contract negotiations.
Reports key sourcing metrics, providing explanation and action plans for exceptions and insights into continuous improvement opportunities.
Leads global category management for assigned category to deliver key category performance indicators, including: Savings, supplier rationalization, low-cost region sourcing, risk management, spend under agreement, joint innovation, supplier performance, etc.
Develops and drives 3-5 year global strategies focused on identifying and contracting with suppliers that meet key business needs and the aforementioned category management goals.
Primary responsibility for identification, qualification and performance management of global strategic supplier base.
Interfaces with senior leaders to obtain sponsorship and resources to implement sourcing strategies that support their key objectives
Manages a team of 2-3 direct reports and up to 6 matrix reports (regional and division category leaders or specialists).
Minimum of 10 years procurement/sourcing experience, with at least 5 years of demonstrated leadership in a in a sourcing or supply chain organization
Bachelor s degree in Business or technical field.
At least 5 years experience in a large matrixed company environment.
Business acumen knows how the sourcing function and deliverables translate into meaningful business value.
Experience working in highly regulated industries.
Experience in a continuous improvement environment with a track record of achieving significant year over year results.
Acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Influences without authority to motivate and manage cross-functional, geographically dispersed teams and drive them to success.
Demonstrated experience motivating and developing a team, creating future leaders in the organization.