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Strategic Supply Chain Manager (m/f/x)

Our client, globally successful in designing and manufacturing mechanical components for industries such as transportation, mining, energy, food & beverage and aerospace, is hiring for western Germany the Strategic Supply Chain Manager (m/f/x)

Role Summary:

This position Reports to the PMC Director of Global Procurement and is responsible for the management of all activities associated with assigned global categories and services. This position will provide Regional category and program management leadership for EMEA, working closely with multiple site locations, developing category sourcing strategies and ensuring regional deployment of global supply chain activities to ensure that cost, quality and delivery objectives are achieved.

Functional Activities:

  • Maintains the highest level code of conduct and ethics
  • Manages complex multi-year customer / supplier relationships aligned to enable front end portfolio strategies
  • Plans, organizes, directs, controls and communicates all strategic sourcing activities related to assigned commodities and services to cross functional supply, engineering, technical support and operations groups
  • Conducts brainstorming sessions at facilities with cross functional teams to identify strategic commodities and deployment priorities on cost saving initiatives
  • Provides leadership to sourcing/project managers on the deployment of projects with internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborates with regional and low cost regional supply teams to identify, screen and qualify strategic suppliers. Works with global facilities to create regional and global material cost savings funnels that align with commercial strategies and financial targets
  • Drives spend analysis, including counter measures for projects that fall short of plan and makes decisions to remedy the issues to get the teams back on track to meet or exceed plan
  • Possesses an understanding of total cost of ownership
  • Proactively assesses internal and external process improvements and influences effective change and drive innovation and continuous improvements
  • Collaborates with global business units on the preparation of Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotations (RFQ’s) and leads the screening and supplier selection process
  • Negotiate and drafts supplier contracts of sale, including: payment terms, deliveries, price, freight terms, currency exchange, raw material steel fluctuation, inventory levels
  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future (industry trends in pricing and availability that will impact the business) material availability, and prepares market analysis reports
  • Responsible for timely reporting to agreed upon KPI’s and presenting Strategic Sourcing plans, activities and progress
  • Develops & mentors the next generation of Supply Chain leaders


  • BA or BS degree preferably in Operations/Supply Chain or Industrial Engineering competency, minimum in a business/industrial related field
  • 5 years of experience working in an industrial manufacturing environment with experience in Supply Chain and/or Project Management, or similar position
  • Proven success of strategically working with suppliers or customers
  • Experience sourcing in low cost regions
  • Experience working with multiple locations globally
  • Proven success in a change management and “stretch” environment
  • Knowledge of the following commodities: Steel, castings, machining, resin, forgings, stampings is a plus
  • Proven success in a matrix, multi-cultural driven organization
  • Experience in a centralized Supply Chain structure
  • Excellent working knowledge of industrial markets, suppliers and company requirements
  • PMP certification is a plus

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