Illinois State Job Bank Employer GGS Sourcing Manager - 407481400 in LAKE FOREST, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/4982438 Primary Function:n

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Responsible for supplier relationship management & sourcing of GGS managed Exclusive Brand product portfolio by supporting short & long term sourcing strategies for GGS products for Quality, Cost & Availability & supplier landscape.

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• Manage & Execute GGS sourcing initiatives that support Grainger's International & US business unit.



• Build & support GGS & Exclusive Brand sourcing Strategy for availability, supplier consolidation, cost management for GGS overseas v/s domestic sourcing lifecycle and improve efficiency in GGS supply chain.



• Provide leadership and scoping support in assigned categories. Identify best overall supplier and managing supplier relationships for the category(s) or assigned RMC's and drive supplier performance for Quality, Cost & Delivery.



• Define & implement sourcing strategies for the related category(s), supervise sourcing activities on program timelines and develop regional supplier competencies.



• Manage and direct cross functional relationships within GGS across regions



• Manage small team of engineers responsible for conducting cost transparency (CT) and scaling them to aid in large cost initiatives of the organization & resource allocation of the team to best utilize their models.

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nPrincipal Duties & Responsibilities: n

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This section contains list of 5-8 primary responsibilities that account for 10% or more of their time. The incumbent will perform other duties as assigned.

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nGGS Sourcing Strategy n

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+ Develop and support the sourcing strategies for GGS by analyzing supplier and sourcing metrics for cost, quality and availability.



+ Partner with GPM team to improve the GGS EB revenue and profitability by eliminating waste and identify the barriers to category growth.



+ Manage the supplier risks and generate solutions & execution plans for potential supply chain risks for global business partners.



+ Optimize the product assortment with the accurate merchandising information, right quality, best total cost and supplier performance.





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nSourcing Management n

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+ Support specified sourcing initiatives of all assigned product categories by executing new program launch, supplier identification & selection and preparing financials to GUS or other business partners to drive best results.



+ Ownership of timely delivery of all new programs Internal Line reviews and supporting large cost initiatives such as Global Line Reviews & & PPO's for GGS teams.





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nSupplier Relationship Management n

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+ Manage broad & deep supplier relationships directly & indirectly for a large pool of diverse regional and Global suppliers to optimize financial and operational performance.



+ Directly manage select key/strategic supplier relationships of assigned categories and manage the rest through Sourcing Leads & Sourcing Specialists.



+ Identify and execute opportunities for procurement cost reduction and supplier performance improvement. Negotiate direct supplier relationship whenever possible.



+ Negotiate all elements of assigned supplier relationships to ensure lowest total cost of procurement, including product cost, various commercial terms and performance metrics etc.



+ Resolve quality issues directly with suppliers and support QAR management.



+ Responsible for securing compliance and terms & conditions of Supplier Agreement Letter.



+ Support implementation of service metrics by driving supplier performance measured by on-time delivery, quality and compliance etc.



+ Implement and maintain supplier/market intel igence database for assigned suppliers and region.





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nPreferred Education & Experience: n

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Bachelor degree in international engineering or science, Master degree or MBA is a plus.

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• Minimum 5 years' experience in procurement, sourcing & product management. Any additional exposure to operations, finance functions is preferred.



• Experience in developing and managing key strategic supplier relationships.



• International experience and working experience in multinational company a plus.

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• Strong interpersonal skills, capable to communicate with multiple geographies and business partners.

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Some desired skills for the job are :

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• Collaboration with Global teams



• Customer relationship management



• Negotiations skills



• Project Management



• Financial Acumen



• Communication and presentation skills



• Problem solving & analytics



• Sourcing and Supplier management

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nWork Environment:

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This section contains the physical environment in which the work is performed.

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+ International & domestic travel as needed.



+ Flexibility of regular communications thru phone calls will be required based on adjusted time zones (beyond normal working hours) to collaborate with global teams.





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