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Cummins Inc. Category Sourcing Manager – Direct in Columbus, Indiana

Category Sourcing Manager – Direct


We are looking for a talented Category Sourcing Manager - Direct to join our team specializing in sourcing for our components department. This role is 100% off site and will require 3 days onsite per week post pandemic.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Cost Management - Establishing and controlling product and service costs using functional tools to deliver and track product and services at competitive prices; ensuring competitiveness of Cummins products in our markets while preserving desired margins

  • Negotiations Excellence - Utilizing tools and methods in negotiations to achieve Cummins stakeholder objectives and achieve mutually agreed upon contract terms between all parties

  • Sourcing - Utilizing the purchasing functional system to support the Request For Quote process and establishing a Total Cost of Ownership comparison of suppliers based on the category strategy and define the supplier that is most likely to meet Cummins and customer's needs

  • Supplier Contract Development - Creating contracts to cover commercial and legal relationship between Cummins and supplier; incorporating commercial requirements and laws of regions, to drive consensus amongst stakeholders

  • Developing mutually agreed and legally approved contracts using a Direct Supplier Supply Agreement (DSA), C-Review Process and Negotiations Excellence skill

  • Supplier Relationship Management - Managing strategic supplier using agreed process with established work plan, senior sponsor meetings, and scorecards; defining and evaluating a collaborative relationship with a Category Partners List supplier to deliver value to Cummins and the supplier.


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • College, university, or equivalent to Bachelors’ Degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field, along with of 5-7 years’ experience in sourcing or supply chain management in manufacturing or auto industry environment

  • Experience in vendor management process and contract manufacturers, proven sourcing experience, experience managing an assigned supply base for Casting and machining components

  • Outstanding ability to maintain and develop cross-functional relationships within Cummins as well as supplier teams

  • Solid experience managing single part number level sourcing events to a multiyear contract, along with monitoring and mitigating supplier health issues

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, 525 Irwin Office Building IOB

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Apr 16, 2021, 1:48:40 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 210001KJ