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System One Services Sourcing Leader in Kansas City, Missouri

Sourcing LeaderKansas City, Missouri



Category:Industrial & Manufacturing

Job ID:158445

Date Posted:11/20/2020

This is a permanent, full time, direct hire job opportunity offering W2 annual salary with full benefits and relocation assistance

Please send me your details (resume, work authorization status, current location, availability and compensation expectations) directly to: denis.potapenko@systemone.com for an immediate consideration. Make sure to include both the job title and location of the job if you email me directly.

Tender Project Sourcing Leader:

  • Manages the sourcing activity for the Tender and maintains the Reference (cost) Library of goods and services typically used by the Tender team in bid proposal generation.

  • Drives Sourcing Domains (commodity sourcing activity) and considers Solutions (customer engineered solutions from Application Engineering) to define the technical Platform Sourcing Strategy. Collects, understands and challenges functional requirements on commodity, business forecasts, market constraints and Quality, Cost, Delivery (QCD) targets per commodity. Conducts workshops between Sourcing Domains and Solution team, provides regular feedback on strategy application and efficiency.

  • Drives material cost optimization of the Reference Library. Collects and formalizes Return on Experience (lessons learned) on solutions which were or were not successful in execution of projects. Brings new ideas, challenges Solution requirements when relevant, ensures implementation in liaison with Sourcing Domains and identifies risks and mitigation plans.

  • Consolidates sourcing QCD commitment at tender phase. Provides requirements (by gap) to Sourcing Domains and challenges them when relevant. Consolidates the material cost commitment, proposes ambitions (stretch cost reduction commitments to improve the Tender proposal) based on cost improvements to the Reference Library. Uses the Tender Sourcing Plan to check the Tender cost position versus the Target Cost, Low Cost Country (LCC) Baseline, and approved supplier compliance requirements.

After the Tender is won, the Tender Project Sourcing Leader is an active part of Project execution:

  • Manages the sourcing activity for Project.

  • Ensures project needs are properly communicated to Sourcing and challenges them. Supports Domains to get optimized functional requirements, challenges new gaps compared to tender commitments. Incorporates Return on Experience and maximizes re-use of proven solutions.

  • Defines and implements the Project Sourcing Strategy in full toward fulfilling QCD commitments. Launches RFQs and negotiates with suppliers to eliminate any gaps in cost or terms. Ensures proper supplier selection through the Business Award process and asks for arbitration when relevant. Supervises contract execution of selected suppliers supported by Quality and Supply Chain. Facilitates co-operation between Engineering and Sourcing. Defines any necessary co-development plans and Make or Buy strategies with the Project team.

  • The TPSL is the owner of the QCD outsourced material installation scope committed at the Tender stage and reviewed at the project’s first review. Ensures continuity with tender commitments through Tender to Project transfer meetings. Reviews periodically the QCD outsourced material scope and prepares Sector Project Reviews with Work Package Owners and Finance. Manages risks and ambitions.

  • Leads cost improvement plans. Challenges Domains and Project Teams to generate cost optimization ideas, ensures actions are documented and savings are calculated on a total cost of ownership basis. Ensures action plans are shared by project team and savings are recognized by Finance (Sector Project Review). Monitors the progress of actions decided and elevates road blocks or risks. Conducts regular reporting update to the functional Central Team.

  • Ensures Sourcing’s Central strategy and processes are applied. Conducts supplier selection in compliance with the commodity sourcing strategy (approved suppliers, LCC objectives, dual sourcing, etc.). Ensures QCD performance of suppliers is properly reported and the Claims Process is in place and efficient.

Skills, Experience, Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience sourcing / procurement / buying (as a buyer for example) engineering products and commodities (electronics, metals, stampings, castings, etc.) in such roles as : Commodity Manager, Senior Buyer, Lead Buyer, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Category Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Procurement Lead, Global Commodity Manager, Procurement Manager, etc

  • Experience managing commercial issues (e.g. payment terms, pricing increase requests) with suppliers and assessing supplier data and performance

  • Experience leading the negotiations of Agreements (e.g. Subcontract Agreements, Frame Agreements, Development Agreements, Intellectual Property Agreements, and Non-Disclosure Agreements)

  • Demonstrated competence in negotiating skills with respect to Pricing, Service and Terms and Conditions.

  • Ability to navigate complex organizations and processes to accomplish results

  • Knowledge of Supplier Quality and SCM / Supply Chain Management

  • Knowledge of contract law and its applications regarding purchasing processes

  • Certifications like CPCM (Certified Professional Contracts Manager), CCCM (Certified Commercial Contracts Manager), CFCM (Certified Federal Contracts Manager) will be a big plus

  • Manufacturing or project based construction industry experience will be a plus

  • Professional interpersonal verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to travel at least 10% of time, including international travel

Please send me your details (resume, work authorization status, current location, availability and compensation expectations) directly to: denis.potapenko@systemone.com for an immediate consideration. Make sure to include both the job title and location of the job if you email me directly.