Manager, Global Sourcing

Location US-NH-Merrimack
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/2/2018 11:39 AM)
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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. 


  • Establish supply agreements to meet quality, service level, cost, and inventory goals.
  • Insure terms and conditions of all purchase orders and subcontracts are consistent with customer or government contractual requirements.
  • Requests assistance from interfacing departments such as Finance or Legal as required, negotiating the supply agreement terms in accordance with Company and government regulations.
  • Builds relationships with our Customer’s supply chain organizations, leveraging common sourcing opportunities whenever possible.
  • Presents sourcing recommendations to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develops and maintains Supply Chain Risk Management plans, conducting supplier and BOM risk analysis to develop mitigation actions to address multiple risks including continuity of supply from sole/single sources, technology, product obsolescence, or capital/tooling investment.
  • Develop and maintain a global supplier strategy to accomplish material cost reductions and competition. Initiates expectations and activities to enable cost reduction from the suppliers.
  • Monitor supplier
  • Utilizing commodity knowledge and market conditions, performs in-depth analysis to reduce individual component, commodity, and subassembly pricing.
  • Manages competitive quoting processes - obtaining and evaluating quotes from suppliers, negotiating for optimum pricing, quality, delivery schedule and terms & conditions.
  • Monitor and report individual program material costs (budget versus actuals) as well as effective cost reduction measures.
  • Conduct Quarterly Supplier Business Reviews, taking corrective action as required when performance does not meet expectations.
  • Develop functional performance metrics/KPI and participates and/or leads continuous improvement activities.
  • Coordinates and participates in supplier visits (lunch and learn events) to keep KMC personnel abreast of product technology/portfolio/product life-cycle status.
  • Negotiate and award supply agreements committing company funds in support of Program Schedule and budgetary requirements.
  • Identify and establish new sources of supply.
  • Establish contractual agreements with suppliers.


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.


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