Strategic Sourcing Manager

* Responsible for developing and executing short and long-term sourcing strategies to mitigate single and sole source risks to supply continuity, quality and cost for Mechanical Fabrication, Optics, Opto-Mechanical, Motors, and Actuator commodities.

* Establish and implement clear and measurable goals focused on continuous improvement and meeting overall delivery, financial, service, and quality objectives are established.

* Develop implementation and transition plans and work with business functions to ensure strategies are embedded in the organization's processes

* Leverage existing technologies to support the sourcing process and identify additional technology needs to augment specific commodities where applicable

* Challenge suppliers and the internal development team to identify and implement innovative designs, value-add specification changes, concepts and materials.

* Act as a consultant to offer guidance to Engineering, Product management, analysts, and partners across the business

* Help facilitate cross-functional communication between all levels of the organization to support new product launches and key process improvement opportunities, including scenario planning for products and inventory strategies.

* Work with production, warehousing, supply chain, and finance personnel to build teamwork in addressing procurement timing, inventory levels, order sizes, and working capital.


* BS/MS in Business, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, or related field. APICS Certification, CPIM valued

* Strong analytical, negotiation, contracting, communication (verbal & written), influence and leadership skills.

* Proven skills to develop and implement sourcing and negotiation strategies.

* Ability to think strategically (business processes, industry dynamics, short & long term impacts, supplier capabilities and manufacturing practices, general market conditions, etc.)

* Ability to perform financial analysis (i.e., supplier capital projects, ROI, NPV, financial status, make vs. buy, lease vs. buy, etc.)

* Ability to work with various levels (CEO to customer service) of supplier and internal customer management

* Proficiency working with spreadsheets, data analytics, along with the ability to communicate results both verbally and in writing.

* Be self-directed, and organized able to manage multiple projects at a time.

* The ideal candidate should exhibit propensity for problem solving skills and business acumen in a highly dynamic entrepreneurial environment.

* Must have the unrestricted right to work in the US without requiring sponsorship