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Sourcing Lead - Hybrid Opportunity

Crystal, MN 55428

Posted: 03/15/2023 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Category: Professional Job Number: 65067 Pay Rate: 50.00

Job Description

Sourcing Lead - Hybrid Opportunity

A well-established automotive company is looking to hire a Sourcing Lead in Brooklyn Park, MN. This is a temp to hire and hybrid position.

Responsibilities of the Sorucing Lead:
  • Manage assigned and establish new supplier relationships to ensure sufficient communication and alignment between the suppliers and the company.  
  • Participate in the execution of critical supply agreements and LTAs.
  • Initiate request for proposal and quote for new parts and part revisions to approved suppliers based on defined commodity strategy and propose supplier selections for assigned commodity.
  • Evaluate supplier capability and fit for overall Commodity.
  • Identify and execute the implementation of cost reduction projects, supplier exits, and tool transitions.
  • Manage cost, schedule, technical, and drawing release status of projects and lead corrective actions as required.
  • Execute on the multi-year vision for the commodity, taking into account input from the internal customers, purchasing goals, risk, future growth plans, and broader supply chain strategy.
  • Based on the commodity strategy and goals, establish individual supplier cost reduction approaches and quantifiable targets. Then work with suppliers to achieve those targets.
  • Utilize tools like: fact based negotiation, should cost modeling, and competitive market analysis to initiate cost reduction projects.
  • Establish contractual commitments to ensure longer-term cost savings to meet departmental goals.
  • Support supplier quality function in determining root cause, necessary containment and counter measure activities for quality related issues.
  • Monitor and drive supplier performance for assigned categories to ensure suppliers are meeting Polaris requirements for quality and delivery.
  • Manage supplier capabilities, lead-times, and capacity to ensure on-time delivery of components to support production schedules.
  • Helps support part shortages and delivery when necessary.
  • Prepares and solicits requests for quotes and proposals.
  • Lead coordination of resources and schedules between multiple departments to assist in the development, launch, production, and continuation support of production vehicles from multiple facilities.
  • Other Duties as Assigned
Requirements of the Sourcing Lead:
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration or technical area
  • APICS CPIM and/or ISM C.P.M./A.P.P. desired.
  • 4+ years of purchasing or relevant experience (sales, engineering, etc.)
  • Effective negotiation, decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Capable of reading and interpreting engineering documentation and technical data.
  • Fundamental knowledge of MAPICS MRP and web-based business systems desired.
  • Experienced in presentation abilities, including PowerPoint development. Expected to present to operations leadership.
  • Knowledge of Project Management tools and ability to assist in tasks assigned by Project Managers.
  • Categories of specific focus will entail Powertrain, Plastics, Electrical (lighting, switches, electrical throttle) are highly preferred but not required.
  Sourcing Leads apply today!    DAVIS Companies partners with the top employers locally and nationally. They choose us because of our reputation for finding high quality talent, fast, but also our experience for evaluating and representing the best candidates in the marketplace.  We make every effort to provide updates and feedback to candidates at each stage of the process as we appreciate how stressful looking for a new role can be.  Apply today and experience “The DAVIS Difference”. 
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