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Sourcing Manager

Company: Nidec Mobility America Corporation
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Nidec is the world's No.1 comprehensive motor manufacturer handling "everything that spins and moves", miniature to gigantic. Nidec is a global enterprise comprised of over 300--subsidiaries/affiliates.--We are a leading manufacturer of commercial motors, industrial motors, appliance motors, and controls. Our product line features a full line of high efficiency motors for industrial applications in water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power generation, and for commercial applications such as pool and spa, condensers, cooling towers and large refrigeration units.From keeping us comfortable in our homes to pumping clean water to making our cars more safe, electric motors are an indispensable part of our daily lives. At Nidec, our employees are on the forefront of developing new motor technologies. As we move deeper into the age of robotics, the impact of motors will only increase.With over 140,000 employees stationed worldwide, Nidec continues to be a unique organization, and each location maintains its individual personality.ObjectiveDevelop a sourcing strategy and manage a launching program for mechanical components.--The focus is to effectively execute the strategy to achieve continuous reduction of material costs within the Inter-Americas Automotive Divisions and to efficiently manage the program, using proven Program Management skills, to meet our customer event time line with the objective to ensure that the Inter-Americas Automotive Divisions has access to World Class suppliers from a quality, delivery and innovation perspective.Responsible: For Supplier Development and QCDESTR control--in the Inter Americas (Quality, Cost, Delivery, Environment, Services, Technology and Risk); and to assist with existing and new program safety launch, a dynamic management of the Nidec group purchasing linkage and functions is required to attain effective cost reductions and inventories.--Using an understanding of the OEM/Tier 1 Automotive industry and World Class purchasing methods, the incumbent will format and implement supply strategy to actively support the business and prepare the supply base for future growth.--Keeping abreast with--the latest technology, processes and specialty improvements in the global market is imperative to remaining competitive and achieving customer satisfaction.As Advanced Purchasing Specialist/Program Manager(Mechanical), will be assigned to--Mechanical Components, including molding, stamping, die casting, rubber, assemble parts, packaging, and miscellaneous. It does not include PCB and electronic components. The incumbent will be assigned to Purchasing Program Management, as well as Commodity Management.Essential Responsibilities-- Develop long-term supply commodity strategies and implementation tactics.-- Lead Commodity strategy reviews at the review meetings.-- Overall sourcing, negotiation and procurement of raw material/components with goal to balance quality, price, delivery and service in order to meet business targets and be in conformance to purchasing policies and procedures.-- Working with the Supplier Quality function and Advanced Purchasing to develop, implement and maintain a supplier evaluation system to ensure continuous supplier improvement is attained.-- Develop and maintain supplier profiles and individual supplier strategies addressing both commercial and technical issues.-- Ensure all relevant quality and manufacturing issues are addressed in a timely fashion with the suppliers and appropriate NIDEC Members in drawing design review meetings.-- Prepare the Purchasing Budget and standard costs for approval for the Business Budgeting process.-- Support total cost of procurement analysis including logistics, cost of quality and total landed cost consideration.-- Manage the methods and timing of supplier communications and system implementations with the supplier base. Ensure World-Class methods and techniques are targeted to NIDEC suppliers.-- Assist in Electronic supplier concerns as it relates to delivery, cost, etc.-- Ensure appropriate controls are established and maintained for NIDEC owned tools.-- Lead high level meetings with Supplier Organization. Develop and implement appropriate strategic agendas and coordinate meeting preparation process.-- Coordinate appropriate VA/VE and Commercial Negotiation status meetings. Lead Nidec in development and execution of appropriate Material Cost Management Programs.-- Address short and long term raw material commodity price issues. Recommend necessary actions to Nidec Management.-- Ensure that all Inter-Americas Automotive communications to its suppliers are regular, current, accurate and open.-- Maintain the appropriate level of training for staff to ensure in compliance. Review and implement changes to the Procedures when necessary.-- Supports / Implements the ISO14001 Environmental Policy as it pertains to work activities.Experience-- 5+ years' Senior Sourcing (Commodities) experience within Automotive (plus high preference in automotive electronics).-- 5+ years' high volume, high-speed automotive or manufacturing environment (OEM/Tier I) experience.-- Excellent time management with detailed coordination skills-- Advanced knowledge of automotive/process/language/protocols - APQP-- Advanced analytical skills/root cause analysis/ data driven decision skills-- Advanced presentation skills with subordinates and management-- Advanced negotiation skills-- Up-to-date on all ISO/IATF 16949 procedures for compliance purposes.-- Prior work within the automotive industry is highly preferred.-- Low cost country sourcing experience.-- Professional and credible in the approach to problem resolution.-- eSourcing and ERP (Mfg/Pro [QAD]) experience.Education: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), Mechanical Component Engineering, or related Business fieldCertifications:-- CPP, PMAC certification in progress or achieved preferredKnowledge/Skills/Abilities-- Prior work within the automotive industry is highly preferred.-- Strong analytical, problem solving ability and negotiation skills.-- Professional and credible in the approach to problem resolution.-- Superior presentation skills.-- Effective oral and written communication skills.-- Program Management skills-- Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)Travel Required: up to 25%Physical Demand (Special Considerations): While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit in an office environment. Occasionally, they must stand, walk, and/or handle equipment.This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.This position description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of essential job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills, aptitudes, competencies and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.--Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at NidecNidec is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, genetic information, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following website: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfNo SolicitingNidec will not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to Nidec job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Nidec Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Nidec Talent Acquisition team.

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