ABOUT THE POSITION: Do you enjoy building relationships with your customers, getting them the right product at the right time at the right cost? Now, can you take that passion and apply it to our technical products, sourcing components that will come together in a cutting edge piece of technology.. our lights? If so, this could be the perfect job for you!
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE: To start off, you will have either a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain & Operations or Business Management (or the equivalent!) You must have a technical aptitude, as you will be sourcing technical parts will need to read and interpret blueprints. Unfortunately, this is not an entry level position, so you should have at least 5-7 years of experience in a Global Sourcing role, with 3 years minimum of supporting New Product Development. Finally, you will need to be an organized, confident decision-maker, not afraid to hold yourself and your suppliers accountable to our standards.
HOW YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
You will EXPLORE:
By collaborating with R&D to develop supply chains on emerging technologies
By understanding market cost drivers – ensuring competitive piece prices
By identifying areas of opportunity for improvement to support the Supply Chain team
By using A3 problem solving tools and mindset – creativity before capital!
You will INNOVATE:
By identifying, validating, and approving the supply chain to ensure alignment to commodity strategy
By identifying and implementing high impact cost-reduction opportunities
By facilitating new product development procurement processes
By assessing and selecting suppliers that support strategic initiatives
By facilitating supplier certification process with a focus on Quality, Delivery and Cost
By demonstrating a deep understanding of zone metrics by surfacing and solving problems
You will PERFORM:
By developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders
By ensuring smooth hand-from new purchased components from NPD (after PPAP) to Materials
By developing and following supply chain standard business processes
By managing annual purchase agreements
By utilizing total cost analysis when evaluating supply chain options
By keeping pulse on Cost of Poor Quality to drive improvements
By facilitating annual material cost reduction initiative
5-7 years of Global Sourcing experience.
3 years supporting new product development
About J.W. Speaker
Founded in 1935 by John W. Speaker, J.W. Speaker Corporation is focused on developing innovative, high-performance vehicular lighting solutions for OEM and aftermarket customers around the world. We specialize in LED & other emerging lighting technologies and proudly design, manufacture & assemble our products in the USA.
Our portfolio of customers includes some of the biggest names in many industries: Harley-Davidson, Arctic Cat, Chrysler, McLaren, and Caterpillar to name a few. Both of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are conveniently located just Northwest of Milwaukee in Germantown, Wisconsin.
We believe that to build and maintain a good reputation, our corporate culture must value trust, respect, urgency, discipline, simplicity and teamwork. Our Mission Statement is "Be the best, make money, and have fun!"