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Director of Strategic Sourcing

Company: K&N Engineering Inc
Location: Grand Prairie
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION. Post Reporting To: Vice President – Global Supply Chain. BACKGROUND. Here at K&N we are at the forefront of delivering high performance to over 80 countries worldwide. K&N creates high quality patented filters that not only increase the performance and efficiency of vehicles but minimize the lifetime waste per vehicle. We are on a mission to share our 50 plus year history of performance and excellence with the world and would love your help!. WHO YOU ARE?. Are you an effective negotiator? Are you an excellent researcher? Would others describe you as a superb communicator? Are you able to stay organized when working in ambiguity with changing demands? If you answered yes to all of these, then you might be a great fit!. The ideal candidate will be able to execute effective strategic processes, including category management, supplier management and sourcing projects. The ideal candidate will add value by aligning K&N with the best suppliers, promoting continuous improvement in supplier performance and driving compliance with K&N’s intellectual property and privacy requirements. This candidate will strive to obtain the right price for the right product or service.. The ideal candidate aligns with K&N’s culture of flexible work activity and continuous improvement.. WHAT YOU’LL DO. Provide strategic sourcing leadership to drive company initiatives related to cost reduction, cost avoidance, supplier rationalization and standardizing of purchasing practices.. Lead the development and implementation of a multi-year sourcing strategy for critical raw materials, finished goods and SG&A costs that yields measurable year-over-year improvements in costs and service. Possess the ability to individually run strategic sourcing initiatives while also drive the strategic sourcing road map for procurement staff. Leverage strong influencing skills to define strategic sourcing’s role and align objectives and targets with internal stakeholders’ priorities. Own / modify / update current cost savings tracking methodologies to ensure the business receives expected benefits from sourcing projects and productivity initiatives. Experience building and leading a sourcing department from one that has traditionally been more tactically focused to one that is more strategically focused with an emphasis on continuous improvement. Highly competent in the RFI / RFQ / RFP process with a mindset focused on total cost of ownership. Responsible for several critical supplier relationships as the company first point of contact. Develop and manage a supplier scorecard system that will hold the supply base accountable for agreed upon key performance metrics. Represent Supply Chain team in cross-functional line planning, material selection and development to ensure product needs and factory capabilities are built into the timelines and process. Analyze manufacturing capabilities, capacities, and cost expectation alongside geography demand requirements to anticipate and avoid issues. Work closely with product configuration to complete parts and process qualification. Support new product innovation and launch be sourcing and selecting the correct vendor partnership from the current supply base or a new relationship. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS. Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance/Accounting, Engineering or a related field. Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in a supply chain related environment, with Product Sourcing, Forecasting, Supply planning and Purchase planning. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to include collecting and analyzing data, resulting in fiscally responsible decisions. Team player who can build internal relationships at all levels of the business. Knowledge of manufacturing costing. Strong analytical, statistical and problem-solving skills. Detail oriented with strong organizational skills and a strong sense of self-motivation. Proven written and verbal communication skills. Advanced knowledge of Excel, Database query, analysis, and reporting. Advanced knowledge or ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and S&OP (Strategy & Operations Planning) systems and strategies. Ability to travel up to 10%-20% of the time. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS. MBA or master’s degree. Prior experience leading a team of procurement staff from a tactical group to a strategic team. Experience in a fast-moving consumer goods, consumer packaged goods or automotive aftermarket industry. Experience sourcing in Asian markets and low cost countries worldwide. Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM). K&N Engineering Inc - 1 day ago - save job. If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach the employer directly to request this as Indeed is not responsible for the employer's application process.. Get job updates from K&N Engineering Inc. Thousands of employers search for candidates on Indeed

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