Strategic Sourcing Manager - Procurement
Wow, wow, WOOOOOOOOW! It's so incredibly rare to come across a start-up company as exciting as this, a business with a product that is both groundbreaking yet feasible, a product that is certain to hit the market in such a big way. With plans to go to market on the horizon, this business have begun the process of building their supply chain team and this gives you the opportunity to become a key component of their success by joining them as their Sourcing Manager.
You are an expert of Procurement, a sourcing wizard, you are right at home negotiating with suppliers and manufacturing partners to meet ambitious cost targets. Engineering teams and partners can rely on you to provide technology options where needed and count on your network of suppliers in the early design phase. You love to stand at the intersection of demand and cost to ensure that often contradicting targets are met. Cost and Supply are your sparring partners and you now how to use your procurement skills to keep the fight finely poised.
This role will lead the Lead the Sourcing function as a contributing manager. During the early design phase you will lead a cross-functional team to create the sourcing plan for key technologies and manufacturing partners. Identify and qualifying new suppliers is central to the success of this role and you will advocate "Design for Supply Chain" during design process. You will drive decisions and trade-offs around cost, quality and time-to-market, negotiating terms for strategic commodities to achieve cost objectives and meet product specifications. Later, negotiating costs for completed product with manufacturing partners to achieve stated cost objectives and meet product specifications.
In return you get to be there when the WOOOOOOOOOW!! hits the rest of the world, and be rewarded handsomely for it. I bet you're wondering what product could possible have such an impact... well if you're qualified to fulfil the role, apply and I promise to tell you all about it. Once you're done please head to LinkedIn or Xing and connect with me Sean Figura to see all the best jobs first.