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Supply Chain Manager

Company: IMI Norgren
Location: University Park
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

IMI plc IMI plc is at the forefront of delivering motion and fluid control technologies that create a more sustainable world, improving the quality of life for our customers and communities and ultimately delivering our purpose of Breakthrough Engineering for a Better World. Comprising of three specialist divisions : IMI Precision Engineering, IMI Critical Engineering, and IMI Hydronic Engineering , each is focused on collaborating with our customers to develop innovative solutions that solve their challenges and push the boundaries in our industry. Our one big team work fairly and effectively but most importantly together to ensure we maintain the foundations that have enabled IMI---s success through its 150-year heritage. Norgren is part of global engineering organization IMI plc, positioned within the Precision Engineering Division. Job Purpose Reporting to the Global Category Director, the objective of this position is to leverage the purchasing power of IMI Precision Engineering in America and to achieve the set performance targets for the category in scope Raw Material, Forging & Remodeling, Standard parts. The position holder will manage the category strategy in close collaboration with key stakeholders located in the manufacturing sites in America. Work Location : Candidates based near our HQ in University Park, IL or Littleton, CO are preferred. Flexible schedule. Key Accountabilities Responsible for category achievements against metrics including cost reduction, supplier reduction, spend at preferred suppliers, ---Supplier Parts Per Million--- and ---Supplier on Time in Full---. Manage preferred supplier list for America Region for Raw material, Forging & Remodeling, Standard parts (Total Spend 28M USD) Ensure a standardized approach to category management in the region and facilitate transfer of best practice Develop database and support the evaluation of Competitiveness analyses of Turnkey solution against IMI free issue material to supplier for Forging & Remodeling operations with support of others Category Manager. Promote the use of should cost tool with IMI Precision Engineering Develop, implement, and manage a supplier development program Negotiate major supplier contracts for Raw Material, Forging & Remodeling, and Standard parts suppliers Set targets for Supplier Reduction and Consolidation in Categories Member of sourcing board for regional sourcing decisions Support NPD/NPI projects with sound cost knowledge Drive a Supplier Relationship Management program to ensure IMI Precision Engineering is a customer of choice Ensure supply base is compliant to legal requirements and follows IMI Sourcing Policies and Procedures Risk Management of supply base to ensure supply chain is robust Improve business working capital through improved Supplier Payment terms and improved material supply models Active collaboration with stakeholders across the business including site purchasing managers, Americas management team and Global category teams Form effective and mutually advantageous relationships both internally and externally Offer support to other procurement areas as required. Person Specifications/Job Qualifications Bachelor's Degree required as a minimum in fields such as business, logistics, or a scientific/technical field. Demonstrable procurement and category management experience with working experience in a similar position. Extensive knowledge of Raw Material, Forging & Remodeling, standard parts processes and technology as well as Market / industries (Fluid and Motion control) Industrial Automation, life science, Energy, Rail, Commercial vehicle applications. Good technical understanding of material specifications and alternatives for category Global Sourcing experience utilizing appropriate tools and techniques to demonstrate value creation Project and Change management experience with strong leadership, communications and organizational skills with the ability to coordinate and implement multiple team projects Self-starter with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and independently. Proven negotiating skills with the ability to effectively influence internal and external senior management Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret and apply result to resolve issues Strong supplier relationship management skills Strong PC skills, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint and working knowledge of ERP systems and e-Sourcing platforms Fluent in English, Spanish. A third language would be beneficial. Personal characteristics A driven individual with the strength, resilience, and persistence to overcome challenges to achieve results Proven negotiator and influencer with ability to build rapport and trust at all levels of the business and supply base Flexible and dynamic individual that can adapt to the changing needs of the business Resilience to overcome objections and seek alternatives routes for completion Self-motivated, inquisitive, and driven Tenacious and works with integrity HEALTH & SAFETY: Health, Safety and Environmental Duties --- All employees have the duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of themselves, others, and the environment. CODE OF ETHICS: IMI Precision Engineering requires the highest standard of ethics in all business dealings, in particular with customers, suppliers, advisors, employees and the authorities. In accordance with the IMI Way: Our Code of Responsible Business. CHANGES TO THIS JOB DESCRIPTION: IMI Precision Engineering may amend this job description in whole or part at any time. IMI is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

Keywords: IMI Norgren, Joliet , Supply Chain Manager, Executive , University Park, Illinois

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