Our company culture is built upon YKK's philosophy called the CYCLE OF GOODNESS™. We believe that providing value and being fair to our customers and our employees is what makes us a successful company in return. Guided by our core values and fundamental behaviors, we strive to foster a caring company, committed employees and challenging work that benefits our employees, customers, and communities. We offer competitive compensation packages, training and advancement opportunities. YKK AP America provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package designed to provide the security they need to enjoy life at home and at work. By providing a high level of benefit coverage at a reasonable cost to the employee, we hope to foster a long and productive employment relationship.
The purpose of this position is to manage supply chain strategies to support corporate financial business continuity. Lead the strategic development and management of the APA Supplier Development Program resulting in Supply Chain Risk Mitigation while creating a competitive environment in the Supply Base.
Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities
Create and manage the YKKAP supplier risk management program. Develop global sourcing strategies, when necessary, with defined plans for risk assessment, risk mitigation, and supply planning agreements to ensure business continuity.
Conduct existing and new Supplier site Audits to evaluate supplier QCD capability, compliance, and capacity to support APA.
Manages supplier performance reporting program to support supply chain continuous improvement efforts. Interfaces with suppliers, Quality Department, Buyer Planners, and Engineering to quickly resolve quality, delivery, or cost issues.
Manages annual contracts, purchasing agreements, and Index pricing agreements to ensure continuity of supply and QCD expectations.
Create strategies and manage cross-functional teams to close gaps in supply chain risk exposures.
Work closely with the Sales & Marketing, manufacturing groups, Product Development Group and Buyer Planners to proactively identify, prioritize, and complete resourcing and supplier development projects.
Supports Buyer Planner activities by engaging suppliers, when needed, to ensure conformance to contracts and agreements in areas of lead times, inventory replenishment programs, on-time delivery, quality problem resolution, and pricing adjustments.
Manage overall supply chain procurement performance, reporting to management in areas such as cost savings, supplier performance, budget analysis, market analysis, and additional areas as may be required.
Researches, qualifies and selects suppliers consistent with AP values and corporate business objectives
Qualifications and Skill Requirements
BA/BS in a Supply Chain Management, Procurement Management or business-related field, or equivalent practical experience.
3 - 5 years experience in areas of Commodity Management, Strategic Sourcing, and/or Supply Chain Management.
Experience building cost models for integrated systems, analyzing cost trends, and assessing opportunities and risks for new or early-stage product development.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word software programs.
Preferred Qualifications and Attributes
Experience working and partnering with supplier management on a global scale.
Experience leading projects and working cross-functionally with Finance, Legal, Engineering, Sales & Marketing, and Operations/Manufacturing teams. Experience in developing stakeholder relationships.