Ref No.: 18-56878
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 08/08/2018
  • Responsible for developing detailed commodity strategies. Responsible for the procurement of commodities worth Millions of production
  • Ensure alignment of category strategies to business requirements and objectives
  • Lead various programs in assigned categories driving best product, process and footprint. Optimize supply base composition globally.
  • Conduct supplier contract negotiation, supplier selection and contract lifecycle management
  • Act as a center of excellence for the respective categories through complete understanding of industry, competition, future technologies and innovations etc.
  • Responsible for overall continuity of supply and active risk mitigation. Work with plants to resolve quality, delivery, capacity and other issues as required.
  • Support make vs buy decisions
  • Meet or exceed profit plan goals related to categories: cost savings, raw material economics, quality, supplier rationalization, LCC % content and other agreed objectives
  • Lead monthly or quarterly category reviews with dotted line global category team across the product business units and regions.

  • Bachelor degree required. Master degree preferred or knowledge of materials procurement, supply chain management and planning techniques.
  • Min. 3-5 years in HVAC/Appliance/Refrigeration/Electronic Products, engineering, large manufacturing or multi-industry global organization
  • Min. 2 years of experience in a strategic sourcing role or Supply chain
  • Global sourcing experience
  • Very strong negotiation skills
  • Capability to interface with senior leadership across regions both internally & externally
  • In depth understanding of purchasing tools and practices
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • Strong costing and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of SAP or other equivalent ERP systems
  • Willing to travel globally