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Technical Sourcing Specialist / Manager

Technical Sourcing Specialist / Manager
by Admin on 06-19-2020 at 12:09 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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