·Leads the development of purchasing strategies, platforms sourcing with the best in class concept, supplier sustainability, supplier quality, supplier footprint set-up/optimization, & cost reduction for all direct material supplies.
·Collaborates with the R&D, Finance, Manufacturing & advises on implementation of communication strategies to ensure accurate information flow to upper management, business partners & suppliers.
·Lead RFI/ RFP/ RFQ & strategic sourcing process.
·Monitor, analyze & publish updates to key performance initiatives (KPIs) for chosen suppliers.
·Develop relationships with global key suppliers to ensure delivery & capacity, quality, design concept, flexibility, and supplier footprint, total cost.
·Responsible for supplier risk assessments, risk management and disaster recovery planning.
·Responsible for development of cost models that can be used to calculate quick estimates and to cross-check of a supplier response.
·Develop a cost library, repository of knowledge/inputs from supplier quotations & pursuit answers to have the capability to supply delta cost information quickly and accurately.
·Leads continuous development of the procurement practices
Skills & knowhow:
·Experience with optimization of cost, making decisions on total-cost basis including FX impact or adjustments.
·Understanding of scheduling methods.
·Working knowledge of analytical tools.
·Experience with understanding and generating insights from data.
·Experience in building relationships, identification of new/novel suppliers for new products.
·Experience with driving auto manufacturing towards Industry 4.0...