Sourcing Cost Management Leader

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Job Description Summary

The mission of the Sourcing Cost Management leader is to lead a transparent and clear path to target in terms of cost productivity to be delivered by the sourcing function to the business.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Sourcing cost management leader will:

  • Create and maintain a robust cost management system and associated dashboard to give transparent and accurate visibility on all the sourcing initiatives managed to reach the target for the department on Direct Materials.
  • Lead Continuous Improvement activities to learn from our performance each month with proper root cause analysis and counter measures follow up on our biggest margin erosions.
  • Supporting the execution of cost optimization initiatives such as Should Cost, Rebate Programs, Bundling as well as the leverage of our Supplier Relationship Management.
  • Lead sourcing cost out initiatives and support sourcing activities related to cross functional cost-out initiatives.
  • Partner with the sourcing community to identify and generate additional opportunities to improve the business financials and build the related roadmap after prioritization.
  • Contribute to S&OP process
  • Lead spend and GR report management
  • Lead a team of 2 people

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering from a reputable university
  • Minimum 8 years professional Sourcing in technical industries
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Established project management skills
  • Financial acumen - Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions
  • Directs work - Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done
  • Organizational savvy - Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics to drive results
  • Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
  • Fluent in English
  • Pugnacity and Rigor
  • Flexibility to work with global teams and time-zone. Ability to travel globally

Desired Qualifications:

  • Mechanical or Electrical or Industrial Engineering degree is preferred
  • Experience in the Energy industry / Hydropower projects is a strong plus

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No