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Technical Sourcing Specialist / Manager

Technical Sourcing Specialist / Manager
by Daniel Nenni on 08-02-2020 at 5:07 pm

Website Samtec

Summary/Objective:  The Technical Sourcing Specialist / Manager will focus on supporting the Samtec engineering teams in the development of Advanced Products which could include, but not limited to; glass substrates, PCB substrates, high speed cables, and coatings. Position also is a major stakeholder in the supply chain decisions from concept to production.

Essential Functions/ Responsibilities:

Partner with Product Management and Engineering leadership in the development and execution of a market leading business and technology strategy.
Assist with the development the Sourcing roadmap for advanced products.
Work collectively with other team members to negotiate terms and conditions for long term contracts with suppliers.
Support the development of New Product Introduction in concert with tasks of the New Product Development group as related to materials.
Adherence to all approved operating budgets including PPV initiatives.
Assist in the continuous improvement initiative supporting the business unit’s overall performance to objectives and goals.
Ensure departmental compliance to all quality / operating policies, procedures and standards.
Maintain the supplier base to support the strategic growth plan for Samtec.
Provide assistance and perform periodic audits of the Planner/Buyers in all areas.
Provide logistic support for external material & equipment shipments and assist in the overall development of off-shore sources of supply as directed.
Drive regular improvement in Purchase Price Variance (PPV) through RFQs, auctions, and negotiations with suppliers.
Transform market requirements and engineering designs into realizable products that ramp to volume and meet cost, quality, and delivery targets.Support Engineering in new product development to include sourcing suppliers, obtaining samples, and quotes
BOM & Component Mgt to establish minimum balances, lot sizes, stocking locations, and reorder points.
Needs to understand usage and manufacturing requirements to identify errors
Assist with the location and development of suppliers domestically and in Low Cost regions, and engage suppliers in projects to improve quality, lead time, and price/terms. Recognize opportunities for LCR sources.
Support vendor consolidation process of identifying and developing strategically important suppliers.
“The responsibilities as defined are intended to serve as a general guideline for this position. Associates may be asked to perform additional tasks depending on strengths and capabilities”

Preferred Experience

5+ Years Procurement experience
Experience with ERP systems
Experience with contract negotiations
Knowledge of product manufacturing/test and familiarity with DfX (includes manufacturing, test, cost, quality, reliability) tools, process and application (FMEA, DOE, DMAIC).
Preferred Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or other Technical discipline.
Training required

On the Job Training as appropriate.

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