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Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing - Metals

Company: Columbus McKinnon Corporation
Location: Lexington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Overview: The Global Strategic Sourcing Manager - Metals with a technical expertise in metals manufacturing processes and market dynamics, with emphasis on, but not limited to Steel and aluminum. This person will lead cost reduction efforts including, but not limited to, VAVE, negotiations, and best cost region sourcing. Includes management of supply, and development of overall CMCO global sourcing & procurement strategies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development of global commodity strategies that enable the identification and sourcing of suppliers, products, and services at best-in-class quality, price, delivery, and service levels.
  • Drive projects to support KPIs and focus on cost and on time delivery.
  • Overall responsibility for the development and execution of the Columbus McKinnon Machined Parts Supply Base - specific to Low Volume/High Mix components.
  • VAVE Leadership and Execution; coordinate efforts with Product Management, Engineering, and Quality to drive strategic procurement decisions globally.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop category strategies to achieve total value improvement, cost optimization, and overall supply base rationalization. Manage and drive year-over-year cost improvement.
  • Develop and execute category source plan and lead resources in the identification of potential suppliers, requirements documentation, RFI and RFQs, bid and price analysis, negotiation, contract awards, and supplier performance management consistent with CMCO terms & conditions.
  • Analysis of market conditions and supplier quality and delivery performance to determine present and future material availability and pricing.
  • Regular communication of market conditions and associated information to internal stakeholders and the development of solutions that mitigate risks associated with any bottlenecks or constraints.
  • Management, support, and monitoring of procurement KPI reporting systems to meet company requirements and improve sourcing / procurement processes.
  • Technical subject matter expertise in Global metals sourcing for low volume, high mix environments.
  • Willingness to assume hands-on interaction with factories as needs arise.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Competencies, and Abilities:

  • Team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and detailed oriented.
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand technical specifications, blueprints, & drawings, and to apply them to various manufacturing processes.
  • Understanding of metals markets, supply and cost dynamics.
  • Understanding of metals manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to think abstractly to deal with ambiguous/undefined problems.
  • Must be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to suppliers, customers, and other employees within the organization.
  • Must be able to communicate with management, business units and project teams to share progress and timelines, technical information and training needs. This includes both formal presentations to medium to large audiences and informal discussions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in a technical field (Metallurgy or Mechanical Engineering is ideal), Materials Management, or Supply Chain Management.
  • 7+ years' experience in Procurement or Strategic Sourcing required .
  • Industry relationships with metals producers in North America and Europe.
  • Demonstrated experience in driving Continuous Improvement through kaizen and other CI tools.
  • Proven track record of driving year over year Quality, Deliver, and Cost improvement for metals.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and outside the US up to 35% of the time.

About Columbus McKinnon:

We design and make material handling products and solutions, but the most important part of our business is our people. We have been a hard-working company for over 140 years - proud of our heritage, where we come from, and where we're going. As Columbus McKinnon grows, so does our need for driven and inspired employees. We are publicly traded and expanding globally - to new markets, geographies, and distribution channels. Join our winning team!

Columbus McKinnon Corporation promotes a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other Federal or State legally-protected classes. We also value the safety of all associates and work hard to maintain a Drug Free Workplace.

Keywords: Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Clarksville , Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing - Metals, Other , Lexington, Tennessee

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