Cummins Inc. SOURCING SPECIALIST - SENIOR in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
SOURCING SPECIALIST - SENIOR
Conducts complex analysis of markets, supply chains, and supply base; applies analysis to purchasing process improvement initiatives. Identifies qualified suppliers and executes sound source selection processes. Has regular interface with suppliers within area of responsibility and maintains the supplier relationship. Understands how key purchasing principles are used toward assuring supply.
Independently carries out sourcing activities with full consideration for the impact of those activities on the end-to-end supply chain.
Executes sourcing tactics of varying complexity in accordance with established category/commodity strategies reflecting the optimum cost, quality, delivery.
Participates in sourcing and commodity strategy formulation.
Analyzes complex sourcing and purchasing initiatives and processes in support of the delivery of cost effective and high quality goods and services.
Prepares and presents to senior purchasing/sourcing leadership recommendations of improvement opportunities and alternative courses of action.
Ensures consistent application of sourcing procedures and processes.
Supports purchasing/sourcing management in activities such as price benchmarking, vendor management, industry and market analysis, process analysis, and model building.
May lead a team of sourcing analysts and specialists at the business unit and/or international purchasing organization (IPO) regional level.
Leads analysis projects/initiatives providing coaching to less experienced analysts and specialists.
Negotiates select contracts.
Develops and maintains effective relationships with suppliers to the benefit of both parties.
Understands the importance of compliance and is alert to situations that can pose risk to Cummins Inc.
Analyze issues - Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of analyzing issues. Critically identifies an issue's scope and parameters while analyzing it from multiple perspectives. Determines the root causes as well as broad implications of issues. Integrates information and defines an array of alternatives. Applies a wide variety of analytical tools and processes (e.g. Six Sigma) on a regular basis to complete key projects and solve complex problems.
Develop systems, processes - Solid understanding of how to develop systems and process. Applies systems and processes to improve and complete work at a team/departmental level. Works to eliminate system and process inefficiencies and roadblocks. Demonstrates consistent use of structured work documentation (e.g. communication channels, work steps, procedures, checklists, or flow charts).
Financial analysis - Applies financial analysis as part of their work. Is able to perform complex analysis (i.e. multiple account or multiple business analysis; new product or new business analysis, pricing analysis, statistical analysis) and is able to perform analysis in a wide range of work situations. Is able to interpret the results of financial analysis, draw conclusions, provide guidance and influence decisions. Identifies and leads analysis and is accountable for conclusions. Is able to train and coach others in financial analysis. Able to use advanced MS Excel functionality.
Manage execution - Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of managing execution. Coordinates performance across regions, teams, and departments on complex projects and work flows. Applies a broad range of planning and monitoring tools. Defines planning and review practices that result in few missed milestones and minimal surprises. Effectively delegates to ensure completion of complex projects and work. Monitors progress of others and redirects efforts when goals change or are not met. Measures effectiveness of execution through defined metrics and disciplined monitoring.
Negotiation with suppliers- I understand negotiation theory and tactics; I understand the commodity or service for which I am responsible, Cummins absolute business requirements, the supplier's TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and the potential trade-offs; I develop the strategy for and lead negotiations with suppliers to consistently deliver contracts that are easily managed by functional owners and operations.
Purchasing ethics- I understand appropriate and harmless supplier engagements and do not compromise supplier sourcing, selection, or management processes. I am able to apply judgment to potentially questionable relationships and activities and am confident that I make appropriate decisions in each case. I provide consultation / support that conforms to Cummins standards to others in my area but am not knowledgeable outside the countries in which I have worked for at least three years.
Purchasing policies, procedures, tools - I understand all of the purchasing policies and procedures and comply with them in my daily work; I have mastered all of the tools required to do my work. I know how to access documents in the appropriate QSI databases and who to ask if I need clarification or expansion of the information contained in each document.
Sourcing process- I understand the steps in the sourcing process; I have developed relationships with my functional stakeholders so that I am now sometimes involved in a project when a business need is identified. I understand the discipline and process associated with industry, market and category analysis; I assimilate the available data to develop performance metrics and create a TCO (total cost of ownership) pricing model. I am capable of analyzing supplier financial risk, using standard resources (such as Dun & Bradstreet reports and other similar tools). I fully engage my functional stakeholders to define the business, technical and qualitative requirements and can accommodate differences in competencies and expectations so that supplier responses may be evaluated objectively.
Supplier risk analysis - I am familiar with all elements of supplier risk and the tools used to identify and manage those risks. I routinely perform supplier risk analyses, including financial analysis as well as identifying potential supply chain disruptions. I can analyze the data to make important business decisions. I also thoroughly understand the risks inherent in sharing intellectual property. I have implemented pricing strategies to mitigate pricing volatility due to commodities, currency or inflation influences.
Education, Licenses, Certifications
College, university, or equivalent degree in supply chain management or a related subject required.
Intermediate level of related work experience required (e.g., three years’ prior experience).
Sourcing Specialist - Senior also acts as Functional Leader for projects in New Business Plant Startup methodology, VPI Projects, and other capital purchases. Besides the sourcing/purchasing activities Sourcing Specialist - Senior has to manage activities related to project management, and it is required to prepare and presents to senior purchasing/sourcing leadership results, progress, and status of the project implementation. Support on quality system compliance for all BUs.
Primary Location Mexico-San Luis Potosí-San Luis Potosí-Mexico, San Luis Potosi, Plant
Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office
Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced
Job Posting Jul 10, 2017, 10:17:43 AM
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 170003C1