At thyssenkrupp we have more than 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries and annual sales of €43 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world – but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that‘s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.
The Regional Sourcing Manager will conceptualize, develop plans and lead sourcing projects addressing Information Technology and other Indirect Spend projects. The role will include responsibility for the development, implementation and execution of procurement, sourcing and supplier management strategies to meet objectives in cost, quality and service levels. This position reports to the Head of Procurement, North America and works closely with the Region based Supply Leadership Team and with Global Cluster Managers in Essen Germany.
Provide category leadership in helping to create and implement a plan for building and maintaining a competitive advantage in the assigned commodity areas. Identify, develop, and implement effective supply chain strategy to support the commitment to build a competitive and technically competent advantage.
Become intimate with the local and regional business arrangements currently in place for acquiring the assigned commodities. Understand and communicate key drivers for each business area, including current challenges, constraints etc.
Provide regional market information on the commodity, current and projected requirements, and information on current performance.
Development of a network of relationships with suppliers, internal customers including Business Area purchasing professionals.
Support and contribute to the selection of potential providers, ensuring local and regional knowledge is utilized.
Ensure that within allocated categories, the company is easy to do business with for the commodity selected, flagging and attempting to resolve any internal company issues that threaten a long term partnership arrangement.
Ensure there is an effective communication process regionally with the supply chain, and there is clear yet simple process, avoiding information overload from different regional and global commodity leaders. Ensure global process is communicated simply and without overlap.
Contribute to measuring success, including savings, improved delivery and simplified processes
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business relevant subjects
MBA and CPSM preferred
Able to travel approximately 50% both domestically and internationally
3-5 years of experience in a sourcing environment of indirect spend categories including Fleet, Energy, Travel, Information Technology or similar categories.
Key skills include:
Ability to lead teams through indirect influence
Experienced in creation, negotiation, and administration of contracts
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across functions, organizations and suppliers/vendors
Demonstrated ability to resolve complex process/systems problems
Demonstrated project management skills, project planning, scheduling and tracking
Ability to establish organizational objectives and relevant metrics
Experience giving presentations to senior executives
Strong negotiation skills
Good with dealing with ambiguous situations
thyssenkrupp North America is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, genetics, disability, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected characteristic required by applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation in connection with the application process are encouraged to contact us directly.