Strategic Sourcing & Category Manager at ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation

Posted in General Business 19 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:

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TK Elevator is currently seeking an experienced Strategic Sourcing & Category Manager in Atlanta, GA.

This position is responsible for developing and implementing strategic sourcing and procurement strategies targeting quality, cost, and delivery to support the successful launch and operations of proprietary suite elevator systems.


  • Lead and develop sourcing, category, and procurement strategies for the direct categories focused on mechanical areas, including but not limited to cost reduction initiatives, on-time delivery and quality improvements, supplier performance, and supplier consolidation/rationalization supporting manufacturing and field operations.

  • Understand total spend, pricing structure, commercial terms and trends for raw materials, purchased finished products, and manufactured assemblies with a particular knowledge of market dynamics and supply chain in electronics.

  • Develop strategic electronics category roadmaps, which include identifying and developing new suppliers for potential savings capture and new product development opportunities.

  • Review electronic assembly BOMs, technical drawings, and engineering specifications to determine strategic sourcing decisions and provide manufacturing readiness feedback.

  • Develop risk mitigation measures to combat the continuous supply constraints within the Electronic supply chain market.

  • Manage Purchase Price Variance (PPV) containment and avoidance solutions minimizing negative P&L impact while maintain material availability to support manufacturing operations.

  • Lead Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) activities for electronics categories including the management of current year savings as well as the development of multi-year savings pipelines.

  • Collaborate with various internal stakeholders including Engineering, Product Line Management, Project Management, Field Operators, and Finance partners.

  • Conduct and assess RFQs/RFPs/RFIs, negotiations, supplier evaluations, and determine supplier selection for direct spend on mechanical related categories

  • Implement performance management processes, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) metrics, and measurement dashboards to ensure supplier performance and key initiatives.

  • Provide strong technical direction within the electrical categories by evaluating and guiding product strategy throughout the product development and manufacturing lifecycles.

  • Develop & execute strategic agreements (NDA/JDA/MSA) alongside legal counsel that support business initiatives and expectations taking into account fixed and variable costs, lead-times, schedules, manufacturing capacities, and IP protection.

  • Identifying performance gaps and opportunities and develop new strategies and initiatives to close the gaps and develop new savings initiatives.

  • Driving savings cost analysis and work with the Finance team to deliver cost analysis and project management activities to track and support execution of savings initiatives.

  • Proactive, dynamic, self-driven, able to achieve results utilizing data and collaboration as key tools of influence.

  • Manage procurement savings calculation and ensure compliance according to savings guidelines.

  • Perform Quarterly Business Reviews with key suppliers within the Electronics and Electrical categories reviewing current performance, aligning corrective actions, and developing collaborative initiatives

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