role SUMMARY

  • Lead and manage all supplier procurement, sourcing, purchasing, commercial, contractual negotiation processes & activities for Wrightspeed.
  • Source and establish the best possible supplier network for Wrightspeed, capable to procure and supply parts, components & assemblies with the highest Quality, Delivery, Cost and Safety performance.
  • General duties include improving productivity and efficiency, reducing costs and securing high-quality materials for the company.

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Reviewing and updating supply chain practices in line with company policies, standards, laws and regulations.
  • Working with (and eventually replacing) existing ERP system to maximize efficiencies and data analytics.
  • Negotiating terms and prices with suppliers and freight companies, monitoring and assessing their performance and maintaining cost-effective practices.
  • Develop and implement Sourcing processes and systems to select and evaluate best suppliers.
  • Develop and implement Procurement processes that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
  • Implementing logistic strategies, tracking goods from the origination point to the warehouse.
  • Analyzing the supply chain data and solving any issues or putting alternative plans in place.
  • Identifying and minimizing risk by predicting the demand for products and adopting new technology with no interruption to the process.
  • Managing inventory, packing and distributing.
  • Supervising and training employees.
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as production, manufacturing engineering, design engineering, and quality assurance, to identify or qualify best suppliers.
  • Establish data based analyses to support Make or Buy decisions together with relevant areas.
  • Lead & develop supplier cost reduction strategies and action plans with other functional areas, such as engineering, operations, production, and quality assurance.
  • Develop material costs forecasts or standard costed BOM lists.
  • Define performance KPI metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors such as product cost, delivery and quality.
  • Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
  • Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, or to discuss production forecasts or changes.
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes.
  • Analyze information about supplier performance and procurement program success.
  • Assess vendor manufacturing ability through on-site visits and measurements.

SKILLS

  • Strong planning & negotiation skills with Project management expertise – leadership and initiative
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work under pressure while maintaining accuracy
  • Strategic planning and thinking, systems analysis and evaluation
  • Relationship management skills and active listening
  • Complex problem-solving skills & data analysis driven
  • Interpersonal skills – Team player & customer oriented
  • In-depth knowledge of various IT systems
  • In-depth understanding of risk management within the supply chain of the company
  • Communication – written & verbal
  • Hands on – result oriented

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • Master’s in Business Administration or Engineering or equivalent preferred.
  • 10+ yrs experience in Purchasing, Procurement, Sourcing, Supplier Chain preferred.