Senior Sourcing Manager
Purchasing & Sourcing
Product Sourcing is an organization managing the Sourcing, Project Management, Quality, Supplier Development and Supply Chain for a broad scope of Sourced OEM Products including Air Care, Cooking, Refrigeration, Dishwashers, Washers and Dryers, Water Care, Floor Care and Small Domestics Appliances for all regions. With an expected annual sourced volume exceeding 23M products, Product Sourcing focuses her mission to accelerate innovations and sustainable profitability through sourced business model.
Within the Product Sourcing there is an opportunity for the position of Senior Sourcing Manager responsible for the sourcing of OEM & ODM products for Floor cleaning devices across all Business Areas. Leading a small team of Sourcing Managers, the job holder would identify, develop and manage new suppliers, grow existing supplier relationships to strategic level and drive projects aligned with group sourcing strategies.
He or she will work with Product Line Managers, Project Managers, R&D, Supply Chain, Quality and ODM/OEM Suppliers to ensure the best optimal sourcing results of cost, quality, on-time delivery and innovations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Contribute to develop the strategic sourcing vision within scope, responsible to implement sourcing strategies and processes for supply in collaboration with Consumer Experience team (CX), key stakeholders from Business Areas (BAs).
Develop & maintain competent supplier base, foster all round strategic relationships with key suppliers, internal business and functional stakeholders
Create, enter and maintain contracts with Sourced Product suppliers within scope.
Establish current and long-term objectives; set adequate plans for the future, including the development of suppliers to meet Group requirements for Cost, Quality, Delivery Reliability, Product Development and improvement, Code of Conduct and Environmental Compliance.
Ascertain a high level of ongoing supplier performance relative to product innovations, project implementation, Quality and Demand Flow, strong support to functional teams as required.
Ensure constant update of supply market intelligence, sourcing strategy reviews, including to provide support and direction to Category Sourcing projects.
Lead and develop a small team of direct reports to accomplish group targets
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Degrees in Engineering or Business with a relevant technical equivalent, with at least 8 years working experience in Strategic Sourcing, Operational Supplier management or equivalent.
Seasoned in Floor or Service Cleaning device with hands on experience in strategic supplier management or commodity management is essential
Integrity of the highest standards
In-depth industries knowledge and experience within the areas of Quality systems, Product Costs , Demand Flow and Change Management.
Capable to work in environment of changes, high ambition and drive, with can-do attitude and ability to visualize and drive completion of corporate targets
Strong interpersonal skills to interact and align with people at all levels across the company as well as external suppliers, able to deal with cultural differences and manage conflict.
Entrepreneurial, professional, influencer and communicator, willing to take exceptional commitment to the organization and results oriented.
Drive self and the buisness forward with strong learning agility.Ability to manage conflict and ambiguity.
Analyse information efficiently, solve problems and make sound decisions.
A frequent traveler
Excellent in both English and Chinese (Putonghua)