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Cummins Inc. Senior Sourcing Specialist in Wuhan, China

Senior Sourcing Specialist

Description

Purchases assigned items and executes buying strategies in accordance with agreed upon material buying plans at the optimum cost. Analyzes sourcing information and presents findings for process improvement and cost reduction while maintaining high quality product and/or service delivery.

Procures inventory, supplies, and capital goods; places purchase orders with vendors.

Analyzes sourcing and purchasing initiatives and processes in support of the delivery of cost effective and high quality goods and services.

Prepares and presents recommendations of improvement opportunities and alternative courses of action to senior purchasing/sourcing leaders.

Consistently applies sourcing policies, procedures and processes.

Supports purchasing/sourcing management in activities such as price benchmarking, vendor management, process analysis, market and industry research, and model building.

Conducts minor contract negotiations.

Gathers information and provides input on larger contracts.

Manages loading and retrieving of legal and compliance documents into applicable storage systems to support regulatory, audit and research activities.

Assists in the process of interviewing and evaluating sales representatives and vendors.

Supports Six Sigma projects through active team membership or provision of data and market intelligence.

Interacts with suppliers with regard to payments and order fulfillment.

Qualifications

Skills

Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Confidential Disclosure - Protects Cummins confidential information by using the appropriate channel of communication and ensures that Confidential Disclosure Agreements are in place with all suppliers that Cummins interacts with to protect Cummins Confidential Information and to ensure that the suppliers confidential information is not misused or disclosed in any manner.

Cost Management - Establishes and controls product and service costs using functional tools to deliver and track product and services at competitive prices ensures competitiveness of Cummins products in our markets while preserving desired margins.

Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Develop Systems and Processes - Applies systems and processes to improve and complete work; works to eliminate system and process inefficiencies and roadblocks; demonstrates use of structured work documentation such as communication channels, work steps, procedures, checklists, or flow charts.

New Product Development Sourcing - Leverages new product development process by executing the category team strategy when selecting suppliers to deliver the Value Package Introduction and meet timing, cost and quality targets.

Purchasing Ethics - Avoids supplier engagement that may compromise supplier sourcing, selection, and management processes and seeks counsel to ensure compliance.

Purchasing Policies, Procedures, Tools - Complies with purchasing policies and procedures and complies with them in daily work; leverages tools to conduct procurement initiatives; assesses documents for clarification and seeks guidance for clarification of the information needed.

Purchasing Systems - Recognizes linkage to multiple systems such as purchasing order, payment, engineering release, and quality systems; troubleshoots and corrects issues resulting from data issues; writes ad-hoc reports using tools within each application; identifies and documents work flows and system testing; actively participates in implementation process of new purchasing systems including requirements gathering, design, communication, and training.

Source to Pay Principles - Leverages key principles of the Source to Pay process to smoothly execute sourcing decisions, order placement, material/service acquisition and on-time payment of Suppliers.

Sourcing - Utilizes the purchasing functional system to support the Request For Quote process and establish 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.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university or equivalent degree in a related business field such as supply chain management.

Experience

Minimal prior experience is required.

Job PURCHASING

Primary Location China-Hubei-Wuhan-China, Wuhan, CPGC

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting May 14, 2019, 2:11:01 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190001YW

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