Strategic Sourcing Specialist
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 3/19/2019

Job Description

Generate and implement purchase-price-variance (PPV) projects as well as support VAVE initiatives. Utilize the Altra Business System tools (ABS) to ensure a high first past yield of projects from sampling thru 1st production. Other activities include: rationalization of the supply base and establishment of goals for cost, quality, delivery and inventory for suppliers, and supply-base analysis using scorecards for monitoring Thomson’s suppliers’ performance to goal.  This role will be joining the Thomson team in Marengo, IL.  Thomson is part of Altra (AIMC).



KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Generate PPV from suppliers that provide a quality product and on time delivery
  • Leverage suppliers’ expertise using supply chain experience and knowledge to drive best Total Cost of Ownership
  • Monitor/track vendor performance, OTD and Quality ratings
  • Perform RFQ’s in support of PPV or VAVE projects, manufacturing and engineering requirements as needed
  • Purchase cost-effective inventory, MRO, and capital equipment to support production
  • Ensure that sufficient projects are identified yearly to provide PPV for subsequent years.
  • Create bid packages + conduct bidding process for turnkey purchases
  • Drive vendor selection and management (Quality, Cost and Delivery) with Preferred and Qualified suppliers
  • Organize and lead quarterly supplier business reviews
  • Assist other departments with job duties and tasks, as needed
  • Complete additional job duties and tasks as assigned and instructed by supervisor
  • Consignment Negotiations and/or vendor managed Inventory programs
  • Utilize corporate reporting tool, I-Source, for PPV project tracking and saving analysis
  • P-card implementation and term improvements to drive DPO
  • Plans flawless transitions with suppliers, ensuring continued supply of materials for production
  • Learn and Utilize ABS tools to help drive continuous improvement (including supplier kaizens or audits)
  • Support quality to resolve issue on FAI samples thru 1st production


RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Report to: Materials Manager
  • Direct Reports: None
  • Internal Relationships: Purchasing, Buyer/Planners, Design Engineering, Manufacturing/Sustaining Engineering, Quality, Accounts Payable and Management Staff. Altra Corporate Supply Chain
  • External Relationships: Close Communication with suppliers and Altra/Thomson global supply chain team


MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE:

  • Meet or Exceed PPV/VAVE goals
  • Lead time Reduction
  • Response to Open supplier issues covering both FAI orders and 1st production launch quality
  • Adherence to all Altra compliance processes and First Article Purchase orders


SCOPE AND IMPACT OF POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Strategic Sourcing Specialist has a major impact on the company’s ability to meet its quality, cost and delivery objectives.  Customer satisfaction, ability to secure future programs, and overall reputation is greatly affected by their performance.

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements



BACKGROUND AND SKILLS:

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and its application to Supply Chain Management
  • Demonstrated experience Negotiating and Sourcing vendors
  • Knowledge of Kanban, master scheduling & purchasing, and product development
  • Solid understanding of Engineering Drawings (blueprints) and simple BOM structures
  • Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of relevant experience (9 years without Bachelor’s) in supply chain management background, and purchasing activities
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good working relationships
  • Effective oral and written communication in the English language
  • Multi-tasking
  • Excellent Project Management Skills
  • Demonstrated effective large project transitions in Supply Chain Management


PERSONAL TRAIT PROFILE:

  • Strong communications skills
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Problem solving skills with minimal supervision
  • Dependable/ reliable/ flexible
  • Possess good judgment
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Good Project management skill set

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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