Associate Sourcing Specialist
at ITW Employee Network

Date Posted: 10/23/2019

Job Description

Associate Sourcing Specialist

Job Summary:

Working to support well-known brands such as BlackMagic, Gumout, Slime, Fix-a-Flat, Permatex, RainX, Fast Orange, and Versachem, this Sourcing Specialist is the Commercial lead for liquid filling, aerosol filling, and mechanical categories within the Automotive Aftermarket Retail Shared Services product portfolio. They will work to develop and refine procurement strategies for these categories to ensure a cost advantaged marketing platform for finished products.

Reports to:

Sr. Sourcing Specialist

Direct Reports:

No

Location:

Houston, TX

Travel:

20%

Responsibilities: 

Ensure all procurement activity is completed as required by AAM policy including items such as: Supplier sourcing, Pre-qualification of suppliers, RFQ / RFI’s & Supplier selections. 

The 80:

  • Define and implement commercial strategies.
  • Support Product Line Simplification (PLS) and 80/20 product portfolio actions.
  • Lead Supplier Assurance to ensure quality assurance oversight for finished goods against standards developed by Product Management
  • Translate formal agreements for Planning team to implement commercial strategies with the Suppliers, as well as, maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the tactical sourcing process.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders to continuously identify new opportunities.
  • Prepare, analyze and evaluate bids considering the total cost to AAM, including quality of work, commercial risk, value, cost, documentation and legal/regulatory compliance.
  • Develop commercial language, any special terms and conditions required, review technical specifications/ scope of work and ensure quality communications between AAM business units and the Supplier as part of the sourcing process.
  • Visit Suppliers, as required, as part of the vendor selection process and commercial development opportunities.

The 20:

  • Develop commercial language, any special terms and conditions required, review technical specifications/ scope of work and ensure quality communications between AAM business units and the Supplier as part of the sourcing process.
  • Visit Suppliers, as required, as part of the vendor selection process and commercial development opportunities.

Key Deliverables to Demonstrate Success in 12 mos:

-          Create and execute Sourcing plan that meets or exceeds Sourcing Metrics around supply assurance and sourcing savings.

-          Provide insights on process improvement for the Sourcing Specialist roll and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies.

Skills and Experience Needed

-          Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

-          Previous supply chain procurement experience.

-          At least 1 years of work experience in sourcing or financial analyst role.

-          Experience in developing contracts preferred.

-          Strong quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills.

-          Demonstrated influencing skills and project management skills.

-          Analyze reports to identify problems and the root cause of variances and develop suggested corrective actions.

-          20% travel

Core Competencies:

Segment & Product Knowledge

•          Market Trends, Customer Impact

•          Value Prop knowledge

Resource Management

•          Utilization of ITW Tools and Resources

•          Business Acumen (P&L)

•          Detail Orientation

•          Self-Starter

People Management

•          Coaching and Influencing

•          Talent Management, Team Development

Strategic Account Planning

•          Understanding/utilization of growth levers

•          Ability to prioritize and reprioritize as new activities appear.

 Communication

•          Objectives, Active Listening, Influencing

•          Strong Written & Verbal Communication

•          Ability to remain clam during difficult business situations

Decision Making

•          Accurate Analysis and 80/20 implementation

•          Delivers analytical and fact-based decisions

ITW Global Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Houston
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted: 10/23/2019

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