Responsible to support and implement overall Rockwell Strategic Sourcing strategy. Achieve year-on-year improvements by executing local, regional and global supply chain projects and initiatives. Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to align on business requirements and implement sourcing and commodity strategies.
Acts as technical interface between suppliers and Business Units & Engineering, specifically on alternate sourcing, alternate material/process development and quality issues resolution. Develop and execute supplier development programs.
Contribute to and execute sourcing strategies on assigned commodities with regional commodity leads.
Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders (global Sourcing team, Engineering, Operations, Business Units, Quality, etc.) in executing these strategies.
Participate and support Global Commodity Leads in managing global commodities.
Source and qualify new suppliers especially in Best-Cost-Country (BCC) in line with Rockwell commodities strategy.
Drive relentless improvements in quality, delivery and cost to meet SSO and business targets and initiatives.
Keep abreast of design, product and market requirements from Business Units and in turn share market and suppliers' developments.
Supplier Management and Development
Able to assess suppliers' technical competencies and capabilities - match suppliers' strength to Rockwell technical & quality requirements and influence BU/Engineering on suppliers' selection.
Understand and establish supply chain requirements e.g. production vs delivery lotsize, production vs delivery leadtime, etc) with suppliers to meet Rockwell operational requirements
Develop and execute supplier development programs (e.g. leadtime reduction, process improvement).
Support Value-Engineering-Value-Analysis (VAVE) initiatives - engage suppliers & BU/Engineering to collaborate on continuous cost/design improvements
Track and implement action plans to continuously improve Strategic Sourcing Key Performance Indicators (KPI) as well as support manufacturing locations regionally and globally.
Participate with Commodity Leads in business reviews with strategic and critical suppliers involving relevant stakeholders.
Attract, Develop, and Retain Talent.
Continually review and explore development opportunities.
Facilitate and conduct information sharing to global commodity team as well as and relevant stakeholders to enhance collaboration and adoption of best-practices.
Continually review supply base ; source & develop new and potential suppliers specifically in BCC to support the business requirements.
Facilitate and conduct Kaizen events (e.g. sourcing workshops) to continuously build up the savings funnel to achieve year-on-year savings target.
Identify strategic sourcing best practices and drive these best practices into the Rockwell strategic sourcing toolkit and sourcing strategies.
Thorough Familiarity with Company Policies and Procedures.
Appropriately applies policies and procedures in compliance with government laws.
Policies and procedures include, but not limited to: Standards of Business Conduct, Intellectual Property, Control Environment, Information Protection, ISO 9000 & 14000, government regulations (e.g. health, safety, quality and environmental), and functional policies published on the Rockwell Automation information network.
Possess Engineering degree or technical background.
Experience and continual success in achieving net deflation and productivity is required.
Experience in project management required.
Experience in the development and management of the sourcing preferably in both multi-site management responsibility and multi-commodity responsibility.
Regional sourcing experience in Asia Pacific highly preferred.
Travel : up to 50% (domestic ®ional/ international)
For Senior position, minimum of 5 years of progressive sourcing responsibilities with extensive exposure across multiple commodities and regions.
Broad knowledge and exposure in managing direct material commodities (e.g. machined parts, injection molding, cable assemblies, bus bar, etc.)
Possess well-rounded knowledge in strategic sourcing, supply chain, manufacturing and operational procurement.
Exposure in high-mix low-volume (HMLV) environment preferred.
Proved track record as a competent technical interface in engaging suppliers and Engineering.
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing in production environment and experience in implementing Kanban/Consignment systems highly preferred.
Comfortable working in a cross-functional and multi-cultural teams
A never-ending drive for continuous improvement.
Good experience on communication, negotiation and presentation skills at local, regional and global levels.
Good experience in collaborating with cross-functional teams (Sourcing, Engineering, Operations, Quality, and Business Units).
Appreciate cultural sensitivity to manage relationships across global boundaries and time zones
Understands and appreciates internal & external customers.
Good knowledge of the marketplace conditions for a broad range of commodities including technology trend, supply & demand dynamics, supplier analysis, pricing and development including bench-marking
Results-oriented with strong business acumen.
Internal Number: R21-2749
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