Global Sourcing Manager - Capital & Tooling
Niles, IL 
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Posted 16 days ago
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Description
Description - External

Position Purpose:

Are you ready to make your mark? If you're a Global Sourcing Manager - Capital & Tooling, we have an exciting opportunity for you. In this position you will manage the global supply base to maximize performance and leverage to positively impact financial performance of all Woodward business groups. Includes all aspects of commercial and contractual management of the assigned suppliers. Key focus is the selection and development of the supply base to match Woodward's future needs, but also includes support of the business group-based purchasing functions in the areas of strategic alignment and critical issue escalation.

What You Will Be Doing

Strategy Development (supply base/market knowledge, business integration, deployment planning, internal alignment, global awareness): Development of supplier level strategies or simple/medium sub-commodity strategies with oversite and review

Analytics (Business Objects and external sources): Apply basic interpretation of data to propose appropriate actions

Business Systems: Basic navigation of appropriate purchasing WISE applications and E-Biz environment

Contract Mgmt/Negotiation (type, development, execution, implementation, and process): Execution of existing standard T&Cs and WISE contracts

Contract Mgmt/Negotiation (type, development, execution, implementation, and process): Ability to understand premise outlined in LTA type agreements

Contract Mgmt/Negotiation (type, development, execution, implementation, and process): Effective participation on negotiations with lead on simple contracts

Compliance: Ability to understand and apply GS standardized tools and processes as provided in BDDS

Strategy Development (supply base/market knowledge, business integration, deployment planning, internal alignment, global awareness): Ability to understand complex commodity strategies and discern application to own work and strategies (flow-down)

Strategy Development (supply base/market knowledge, business integration, deployment planning, internal alignment, global awareness): Demonstrated ability to engage, align and gain support for developed strategies

Strategy Development (supply base/market knowledge, business integration, deployment planning, internal alignment, global awareness): Demonstrated ability to analyze and understand assigned sub-commodity(s) based upon known data relating to industry and market (capacity, raw materials, trends, existing suppliers, etc.)

Strategy Deployment (project management, metrics, goals, escalations - charter, etc.): Demonstrated ability to use proven project management skills to develop and execute a project plan on simple/medium complexity projects to achieve desired results

Strategy Deployment (project management, metrics, goals, escalations - charter, etc.): Conformance to standard processes and tools

Supplier Relationship Management (commercial management, internal coordination and alignment): Relationship management at a 1-1 or 1-few complexity with relationships managed at similar or slightly higher level within supplier (level by responsibility, not title)

Supplier Relationship Management (commercial management, internal coordination and alignment): Typically transactional relationship

Analytics (Business Objects and external sources): Navigation of SPM tools and retrieval of pertinent information

Other Functions:

CI Process Development: Participation in internal CI efforts

Operate with Global Matrixed Structure: Effectively participate in global/remote teams

Operate with Global Matrixed Structure: Understand various roles and responsibilities across matrixed organization

Materials and Equipment Used:

  • MS Office Software
  • Basic Office equipment (copier, printer, fax, etc.)

Working Environment / Physical Activities:

  • Domestic and international travel required

Qualifications

Qualifications - External

What We Are Looking For

Technical Knowledge: Ability to understand process technology within assigned supply base

Project Management: Ability to maintain/upkeep of basic project management tools

Written and Verbal Communication Skills: Ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms to convey information, data and decisions

Cultural Awareness: Cultural awareness capable of avoiding or creating misunderstandings or confusion

Strategic Thinking: Ability to understand existing strategies

Six Sigma/Lean: Ability to link data to problems to drive solutions - basic understanding of quality system

Interpersonal Skills: Easy to communicate with, demonstrated listening skills

Data Analysis: Conform with data analysis and manipulation

Leadership Skills: Basic leadership skills - ability to influence others to achieve results

Business Acumen: Basic knowledge of impact of activities on P&L

Time Management: Able to handle multiple tasks and priorities without compromising results

Professional Learning and Growth: Demonstrates desire to learn and grow within role

Metrics/Results Driven: Ability to bias action toward known goals

Supplier Quality System: Basic understanding of PPAP process and elements

Problem Solving/Ambiguity: Ability to execute actions that are defined well

Education or Formal Training and Experience Required:

Level 1 and 2

  • 4 year bachelor degree is required, advanced business degree preferred, purchasing (CPM, CPI, APICS, etc...) and project management certifications preferred
  • 3-5 years of purchasing experience
  • Experience in capital equipment and Tooling is a plus.

Level 3

  • 4 year bachelor degree is required, advanced business degree preferred, purchasing (CPM, CPI, APICS, etc...) and project management certifications preferred
  • 5-10 years of strategic sourcing experience
  • Experience in capital equipment and Tooling is a plus.

What's In It For You

At Woodward, our "employees" are called and treated as "members".... and we've created a culture that appreciates and values the contributions of every member. It's a positive collaborative environment where members work together for outstanding outcomes.

Woodward offers an extensive Total Reward package for this position, including:

  • Annual cash bonus opportunity
  • Sick Time / Short Term Disability / Bereavement / Adoption Assistance / Vacation / 401(k) Match
  • Stock Contribution / Tuition Reimbursement / Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability / Member Life & AD&D / Family and Medical Leave / Member Optional Life
  • Spouse/Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
  • Home Auto Insurance / Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Plan / Military Leave
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance / Pandemic Leave / Vacation Buy-up

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans

Job Supplier Management
Primary Location United States-Illinois-Niles
Organization Woodward
Shift 1st Shift / Day Job

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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