The Global Supply Manager (GSM) is positioned at the interface between the Operations Team and the industries that supply repair services for products. In this role, the GSM is responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies as well as recommending creative solutions to ever changing challenges. The position requires an interest in market dynamics and competitive behavior, negotiation and pricing, manufacturing/repair processes, and risk mitigation.
? Develop a nuanced understanding of the repair services landscape in order to gauge emerging competitive forces. Identify changes in buyer and supplier power within core materials and leverage competitive dynamics to company's advantage.
? Effectively interface with suppliers to negotiate optimal terms for sourcing. Understand the tradeoffs between cost, volume, and quality in order to strike agreements that meet company's performance criteria and secure long term continuity.
? Collaborate across the company organization to ensure business objectives are met. Includes the ability to rapidly synthesize and communicate findings to senior leaders and to proactively identify potential issues that can affect strategy.
? Optimize global supply chain performance through cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking. Develop an in-depth understanding of value-added manufacturing/repair processes and costs, reverse logistics, and market intelligence, and apply this knowledge to influence sourcing decisions.
? Assess and mitigate risks to the business. Manage global supply chain disruptions in real time with the support of an international team.
? Manage and support new product ramps and supplier qualifications.
? Education - BS/BA degree, Masters in a technical field or MBA desirable
? Experience with the management of vendors, contract manufacturers
? Proven procurement, negotiating and leadership skills
? A record of being thorough, quick, adaptable, and analytical
? Proven project management and cross-functional teaming skills
? Experience in manufacturing and/or repair services desired
? Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
? Superb communication and interpersonal skills
? Poise when confronted with sudden setbacks
? A knack for negotiation
? Willingness to operate in a dynamic environment
? Ability to make quick decisions with 80% information
? Thirst for knowledge and the ability to learn quickly
? Interest in technology and/or operations (experience preferred but not required)
? Willingness to travel domestically and internationally