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Strategic Sourcing Manager

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Location: Irvine, CA

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Parker Hannifin

Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $14.3 billion, global company.

With annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2019, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to solve some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Department Marketing Statement

Parker Aerospace is a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. The company supports the world’s aircraft manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft.

Major Duties

Position Summary:
  • This is division level Commodity Manager role supporting all FSD sites including Irvine, Hauppauge, Elyria and Naples.

  • Obtains the best quality, service, and value for products and services through effective bidding, negotiation, and supplier management. Responsible for developing, negotiating and administering highly complex and high risk subcontracts, ensuring compliance on supplier cost, schedule, legal and performance criteria. Serves as the main focal point for varied outsourcing projects.


  • Selects qualified suppliers and manufacturers and develops new supply sources of high dollar value, long lead time, critically needed parts, equipment, materials, or service. Acts as chairperson of the quotation/proposal evaluation/selection committee and presents the results for appropriate management review.

  • Direct all phases of the subcontract from initiation of the business case for make or buy decisions through requests for proposals, subcontract management plans, negotiation strategy, and cost accountability

  • Supports concurrent engineering efforts by selecting suppliers to participate in development activities aimed at obtaining cost effective, producible, reliable decisions.

  • Solicits and evaluates proposals/quotations from suppliers and negotiates prices and terms to achieve optimum results for the company. Prepares and conducts market surveys and bidder conferences to gather or provide information necessary to select subcontractors. Assembles pre-award documentation required for anticipated subcontracts.

  • Develops company negotiation strategies based on an evaluation of cost and pricing data. Conducts fact finding investigations. Negotiates long-term contract agreements with key suppliers to obtain effective prices, terms, products, and services.

  • Plans and conducts major contract negotiations. Prepares subcontracts, statement of work, supplier data requirement lists, contractual documents and amendments as required to comply with contract specifications.

  • Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria. May support or lead supplier certification surveys as part of a technical and/or quality team.

  • Processes purchase requisitions and issues purchase orders that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers. May include orders with international suppliers and/or subcontractors involving import/export trade.

  • Applies and may lead continuous improvement initiatives to improve the efficiency of internal systems and processes within the division. Develops, coordinates, and implements improvement initiatives with key suppliers. Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses. Analyzes proposed changes in methods.

  • Administers subcontracts by interpreting and implementing the terms, conditions, and/or provisions of the purchasing agreements. Develops and administers all reporting procedures with subcontractors on rates of expenditure and analyzes such expenditures against allowed budgeted amounts.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing trade publications, establishing networks, and/or participating in professional associations.

  • Complies with federal, state, and aerospace industry regulations; ensures adherence to requirements and advises management on needed actions. Complies with Government/Commercial Practices Manual (GPM/CPM) policies and procedures.

  • Acts as consultant to management on major matters. Establishes goals and objectives required to complete projects. Identifies mentoring needs. Trains and mentors less experienced employees. May provide leadership to others in department or to ad-hoc teams. May serve as functional expert.

  • Shares specialized knowledge with others. Represents company on specific projects. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous improvement).


  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or related field (e.g. finance, law/contract law; program management), and equivalent experience which has provided both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through eight or more years of increasingly responsible experience in contract administration or procurement.

  • Certificate in Purchasing Management (CPM) or Contracts Management desired

  • Highly preferred APICS Certificate (CSCP or CPIM)

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Advanced, specialized knowledge of material requirements planning methods, principles, industry practices, and policies. Knowledge of complex legal and regulatory requirements related to government procurement regulations, or similar commercial or FAA requirements.

  • Ability to effectively assess, lead, and implement continuous improvement in critical and/or high-impact areas.

  • Proficient with standard business application software and specialized purchasing and/or materials systems (e.g. electronic data interface (EDI) or manufacturing resource planning (MRP) systems).

  • Ability to work on complex problems where in-depth analysis and evaluation of situations or data frequently require complicated negotiations.

  • Ability to solve a wide range of unique problems of considerable scope and complexity that may require new approaches or significant modification of standard procedure.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex policies and recommend changes to procedures.

  • Ability to respond to significant inquiries or complaints from subcontractors, customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to communicate effectively and make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to division management, bidders, suppliers, and customers.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions.

    (“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)

    If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

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