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Sourcing Manager

Location: CLEVELAND, OH, United States
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Nov 22, 2022
Job ID: 37496

Job Description
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The Sourcing Program Manager will facilitate continuous improvement initiatives and problem resolution of quality issues/opportunities with suppliers and monitor suppliers’ performance against contractual obligations, scorecards, and key performance indicators. Approve suppliers recommended by Procurement/Supply Chain Team. Position will directly report to the Division Supply Chain Manager. Will collaborate with supply chain management, quality and engineering teams meeting customer requirements.


  • Will initiate and lead vendor quality management / improvements including evaluating process capability, tracking delivery, output, and reporting of supplier performance. Maintains and builds supplier relationships and robust communication process.
  • Works with suppliers to develop and manage continuous improvement programs, addressing quality, delivery, service as well as price. Leads continuous improvement activities and provides suggestions for cost reduction and improved efficiency.
  • Provide analytical support by monitoring metrics for the customer, management, and team, while also creating ad hoc analysis as needed.Identifies, investigates, and recommends potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials availability in combination with detailed cost analysis, price justification, and risk assessment of suppliers. Develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers.
  • Responsible for leading supplier site audits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria. May complete supplier certification as part of a technical and/or quality team.
  • Collaborates with the business unit to establish preferred supplier selection criteria based on supplier evaluations of price, quality, delivery, certifications, and compliance with governmental procurement regulations.
  • Develops and benchmarks best practices among the Divisions suppliers and maintain accurate measurements and records for evaluation of suppliers.
  • Project leadership and support. Play an active and leading role in various cross functional and independent projects through management, analysis, or data development – with the ultimate goal of developing into a collaborative and cooperative team player on an organization-wide level. Accountable for investigating and facilitating low-cost country sourcing.


B.A./B.S. degree in a related technical or business discipline or equivalent, and experience which has provided both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field. Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through ten or more years of increasingly responsible experience in supplier development or procurement including two or more years of high-level project and customer/supplier management.  Certification or a professional designation in a specialty area (e.g. APICS) may be required or preferred depending on position requirements.

Advanced, specialized knowledge of material requirements planning methods, principles, industry practices, and policies. Knowledge of complex legal and regulatory requirements related to government procurement regulations, or similar commercial or FAA requirements. Ability to effectively assess, lead, and implement continuous improvement in critical and/or high-impact areas. Proficient with standard business application software and specialized purchasing and/or materials systems (e.g., electronic data interface (EDI) or manufacturing resource planning (MRP) systems). Strong technical knowledge in the area of manufacturing or in the commodity that is being purchased. Ability to work on complex problems where in-depth analysis and evaluation of situations or data frequently require complicated negotiations. Ability to solve a wide range of unique problems of considerable scope and complexity that may require new approaches or significant modification of standard procedure. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex policies and recommend changes to procedures. Ability to respond to significant inquiries or complaints from subcontractors, customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to communicate effectively and make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to division management, bidders, suppliers, and customers. Ability to negotiate effectively to obtain best prices and terms on products, materials, and services. Ability to read blueprints and manufacturing route sheets and to understand and perform cost estimating. Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.

Additional Comments:

The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.

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