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Global Supply Chain Manager (bilingual Vietnamese preferred)

South Portland, ME
Are you looking for an exciting international job where you could apply your global procurement and supplier relationship skills?

If so, this position may be for you.

We are seeking an experienced supply chain professional to lead our global commodity management -OEM work as part of our client's expanding Supply Operations team.

As Global Supply Chain Manager (Clean Energy), you will be responsible for the strategic management of all our electronic-component Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) suppliers internationally. In this role, you will work with cross-functional teams and own our supplier relationships, managing the execution of sourcing strategies to help us reduce the total cost of material acquisition, enhance our product quality, and reduce our risk.
This senior-level position will report to the Director of Sourcing.
Your duties will include:
  • Own and maintain commercial relationships with global OEM component suppliers

  • Manage the Company's Global Commodity Negotiation process while providing company growth trajectory’s and forecasts in support of cost reductions targets and material stock stabilization 

  • Understand supply risk, sourcing dependency, capacity, and cost for key OEMs

  • Evaluate current and new suppliers to develop and improve service levels in seeking continuous improvements related to total cost and supply optimization.

  • Maintain supplier database and prioritize supplier negotiations based on sourcing risk, strategic importance, and cost reduction opportunities.

  • Participate in negotiations of long-term supply agreements to support stabilization of material/service cost, terms and conditions, while leveraging the Company's market growth

  • Conduct cost, market, supplier, competitive and contract analysis

  • Source electronic component materials to maintain continuity of supply, build buffer stocks finished goods and raw materials, in support of risk mitigation plans

  • Support site and/or engineering in sourcing critical components related to shortages; escalation may include addressing supplier performance issues, escalation within the supplier hierarchy and recommendations for alternative source development

  • Optimize the supply chain from our suppliers through to our customers by focusing on lead time reduction.

  • Participate and/or lead cross-functional teams related to quality, price, inventories and availability of materials.

  • Report on supplier and commodity market analysis by monitoring trends.

  • Participate in Supplier quality audits for conformance to corporate requirements.

  • Act as SAP Super User within functional area as assigned.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience;

  • 5 year’s experience in Procurement or Supply Chain Management, or other related experience; 

  • Ability to travel internationally 20% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA preferred;

  • Experience with external manufacturing (outsourcing) electro-mechanical assemblies;

  • Previous experience with procurement and critical material sourcing

  • Previous experience using SAP or equivalent ERP

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrated skills in cost reduction and bidding techniques to maximize value; 

  • Proven ability to negotiate with suppliers;

  • Thorough knowledge of purchasing techniques and strategic supplier concepts;

  • Familiarity with electronic component sales models

  • Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment;

  • Knowledge of supplier contracts, product conformity, quality tool box, and problem solving methodologies;

  • ERP knowledge.


If this sounds like a fit for you, please upload a MS Word copy fo your resume at www.IntWork.com under "Global Commodity (Supply Chain/ Procurement) Manager - OEM"
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