Consumables and Accessories Sourcing Manager
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
China
2019-02-28

Make our business, your business.

WHO YOU ARE

Sitting within the Global Operations function, Global Sourcing Operation (GSO) is an organization managing the Sourcing, Project Leadership, Quality and Supply Chain for a broad scope of Sourced OEM Products including Home Comfort, Cooking, Refrigeration, Dishwashers, Fabric Care, Water Care, Floor Care and Small Domestics Appliances from the Asia Pac and European regions.

 

Within the GSO structure there is an opportunity for the position of Consumables and Accessories Sourcing Manager. The candidate is responsible for implementing the Group Purchasing strategies, developed in line with the Sector Product Boards, for Consumables and Accessories products globally, whilst supporting the local Product Category organizations in each Sector to ensure the cost- effective, timely sourcing and procurement of quality products and their effective introduction to the market- place. The role involves a certain amount of relationship building and project management for sourced C&A products.

 

WHAT A TYPICAL DAY

• Drive the implementation of Group Purchasing strategies for C&A globally

• Regularly review & evaluate existing suppliers to improve the total cost of C&A products, actively liaising with Group Purchasing functions

• Identify and evaluate potential alternative suppliers globally and in particular Asian regions, closely liaising with the Global Sourcing Organization

• Actively participate and drive consumables and accessories projects and product development projects while owning the Product Line (PL) budgets and coordinate all purchasing issues within the Sectors

• Ensure regular assessments of suppliers' quality, supply chain reliability and financial capabilities are carried out whilst also taking a proactive approach to driving supplier improvement initiatives, particularly regarding Supply Chain and total Quality

• Conduct negotiations with suppliers & place commercial contracts as required by Global Purchasing

• Ensure consistent compliance of Global purchasing procedures with established Group Purchasing procedures

• Manage and drive Sector Supplier Price and Payment Terms KPI to improve Net Operating Working Capital (NOWC)

• Create, develop and implement Product Line category strategy in agreement with the Sector business objectives and Product Line Generation Plan

• Lead and manage the relationship and interface with suppliers, who can provide technological innovations and continuous improved quality applicable to Electrolux products and processes

• Build relationships and business approach with each sector and Product Line teams

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

• Partial or Full Qualification in Professional Purchasing

• 1-3 years of experience in the Home Appliance industry is preferred

• Capability to deal with top management, internally and externally

• Strong communication and relationship skills, in order to assume a highly visible interface role vis-à-vis internal and external business partners

• Outstanding team playing skills

• Demonstrated leadership ability including strategic business acumen, ability to inspire and motivate people, orientation to action, courage to innovate and make tough decisions, excellent follow-up and follow-through skills

• In-depth international business experience, preferably in Purchasing

• Proven skill in the areas of negotiation, project management, change management, influencing, negotiation, collaboration and team building, self-direction, team development and the ability to create profitable working relationships

• Knowledge of Supply Chain and Quality systems, with the ability to support and effect change within both fields

• A person who has the ability to effect change, with a bias for action and the fortitude to challenge the status quo with a results-oriented sense of urgency, while approaching change with respect for the organization and its past

• Strong organizational skills, which ensure that ideas are converted into deliverable projects and tasks, within agreed time and budget parameters

• Energetic, creative, mature, flexible

• Ability to lead and influence people who do not report directly

• Ability to manage conflict

 

 

Required languages:

• English

• Any other languages are a plus