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Manager, Advanced Strategic Sourcing (Remote)

  • Location: Oshkosh
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #3133

Carex is working with a partner that is a global organization with roots and a HQ in Wisconsin, and over 15,000 employees. We are helping find and hire a new Category Strategy Manager. As a Category Strategy Manager on the Advance Strategic Sourcing Team, you will lead the investigation and sourcing of future technologies, build strategic supplier relationships and support new product development programs. The position will develop market landscapes for advanced technologies, identify suppliers to form partnerships and lead corresponding commercial discussions. You will build meaningful relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders to create and optimize value. The role will identify new technology/supplier partners to support mega trends and new product development programs from inception to launch. Join a team that makes a difference by helping shape future vehicles and machines.

What you’ll do:

  • Leads and supports supplier investigations, development agreements, contract negotiations and has skills and ability to mentor/coach.
  • An understanding and experience with advanced technology focused areas of active safety, autonomous technology stacks, and software.
  • Project management skills required to develop and drive change through sourcing strategies, NPD programs and technology adoption.
  • Data analytics & critical thinking skills in multiple categories; ability to connect supply chain opportunities and impacts to the business.
  • Advanced, independent, and critical thinking skills to formulate business cost/value opportunities.
  • Efficient with engineering/technical drawings and has a broad understanding of the technical grammar and language of the business and categories.
  • Leads internal communication for technology roadmaps and connection to the global marketplace.
  • Makes deep connections between opportunities for new technology adoption, business goals and value propositions.
  • Lead strategic sourcing for new product development programs across multiple categories to develop source plans that support from concept through launch for new vehicles and machines.
  • Regularly works across technology families, category teams, businesses and/or segments; leads through influence.
  • Leads advance strategic sourcing initiatives that capture value for the business, may lead or support a council.
  • Must be self-starter, energetic and motivated to influence the future of the organization and its products.
  • Travel 10 – 25% – Domestic and International

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or related field
  • 7-plus years of related experience

Preferred:

  • MBA or MS in Engineering, Business, or Finance
  • Program management experience
  • Cost management / cost structures
  • Proven negotiation and analytical skills
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • PC skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent cross-functional leadership skills and the ability to influence/motivate others

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