The Manager, Global Sourcing leads strategic planning and development of a global supply base for KMC Systems, where possible, leveraging the purchasing power of ESA and Elbit. Establishes supply agreements to enable the highest quality level, on time delivery and cost reduction from those suppliers. Sets expectations and activities that meet contractual requirements passed down from KMC’s customers. Supports revenue growth and margin expansion by meeting cost goals and improvements in lead times for multiple value streams. Develops and implements strategic supply chain initiatives.
Bachelor’s degree (MBA preferred) and 10-12 years’ experience in Purchasing and/or Materials Management is required. Outstanding communication, negotiation and analytical skills – ability to identify and exploit key opportunities. Excellent knowledge of MRP systems such as Oracle or SAP is critical. Six Sigma background and experience in Lean Manufacturing is also highly desired. CPM preferred. Extensive domestic and international travel (50%) is required.
Required background includes experience in purchasing and planning with an emphasis in global sourcing a wide variety of high technology components as well as electronic and mechanical assemblies. Track record of proven success in innovative approaches to Supply Chain Management including developing strategy, successful cost negotiations, improving productivity and driving cost reduction efforts is needed.
Attention to detail and ability to understand legal contractual language and terms.
ISM, APICS, CIPS, and/or CPM equivalent certification preferred.