The role is in charge of defining, getting approval and implementing the strategy on his sub-commodity globally to meet AOP / STRAP performance objectives while leveraging Garretts’s global spend
Manages commodity buyers, ensure staff availability and grow the competence
Leads commodity strategy activities as part of cross-functional teams (commodity strategy, technical road map, cost plan) :
Build Supplier Panel for the Worldwide / Regions operational requirements (project & production)
Gate keeper of panel management process (in / out / NBOH)
Ensure technology and market expertise of the Sub-Commodity. Keeps Garrett informed of all relevant technological and market trends and economical changes
Communicates commodity strategy and ensures buy-in of interfaced organizations (Engineering, Sales, Manufacturing, Quality)
Ensures platforms, customer teams current and future needs are identified and answered by his sub-commodity strategy
Meet AOP objectives on his Sub-Commodity :
Builds and consolidates productivity action plans for its sub-commodity (Negotiation, VE, HLRR).
Defines corrective action plans with Operations Buyers to ensure AOP objectives are met.
Defines yearly negotiations objectives, conducts negotiations with suppliers or assigns supplier accountabilities to regions / Commodity Buyer.
Validates negotiations results and concludes commercial agreements with suppliers
Generates and consolidate VAVE HLRR ideas for global projects in relation with Eng. COE & Platforms, collect ideas from suppliers.
Build Business cases when VE Idea Leader is not in the Operations Sourcing.
Responsible for Source Selection : approves sourcing plans, leads bundling strategy, negotiation strategy and source selection
Works with project teams and operations to ensure that objectives are met within guidelines of the commodity strategy
Manages suppliers relationships : leads supplier performance reviews and fosters improvement of suppliers performance
Manages suppliers contract accountable for 100% compliance
Supports Supplier performance process according to escalation process. Adjusts panel and business allocations accordingly.
Decides on supplier development project launch
Supports RCCP process, validates corrective action plan and negotiates capacity increases
Supports escalation of major operational issues with impacted Operations Sourcing Manager
A minimum of 8 years of industry experience in Sourcing (preferably in Automotive Industry) in a multinational company.
Preferable having managerial experience
Proven experience negotiating and managing strategic suppliers involving Senior Management
Have exceptional communication skills.
Accomplished track record in developing Commodity Strategies
Be a strong & supportive team player, able to partner across functional boundaries
Educated to Degree level in a business or technical related subject.