North America Sourcing Manager

9 July 2024
Purchasing

Location

06492 Wallingford

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About Us

DISCOVER RADIALL

Since 1952, we have been designing and manufacturing cutting-edge technologies for some of the world's most demanding applications. From space exploration to communication to aviation, our international teams are working to create interconnect components that power the future. Our sites are located in different countries, including France, Italy, United-States, China, Mexico and India. At the heart of our factories, we grow industrial know-how including molding, plating and component assembly. We are a community of more than 3,000 employees, rich in diversity, with a strong team spirit and open to all of those around us. Dare to be Audacious, Make it Simple, Be Genuine and Grow Together are the four values guiding our actions every day. At Radiall, we have made a choice: "Creating Connections that Matter". This is expressed in our purpose, which invites us to work for a better world, through product offerings and programs that we have identified, and on which we can act.

We offer excellent, employee affordable benefits for US employees with substantial employer contribution to costs – medical/dental, vision, 401k, paid time off, disability and life insurances, a generous bonus program, and a friendly work environment. Enjoy the perks of a 401K with company match, 11 paid holidays, a very generous paid time off plan, and excellent benefits package!  If you like lots of variety in your day to day work with outstanding rewards, then Radiall is the place for you!


Your Mission

REALIZE YOUR TALENT

Reporting to Radiall’s Global Sourcing Vice-President, the North America Sourcing Manager will work closely with Radiall North America plant leadership and APU operations while ensuring that Radiall global sourcing processes and procedures are consistently followed.

The job incumbent will organize, plan, supervise, as well as support and control the deployment of Sourcing strategy (including Direct Purchases, Indirect Purchases i.e. GENEX and CAPEX, and supplier performance improvement) within the North America Zone.

All of this will be done with the objective of providing internal customers (BUs and Sites) with goods at the best Cost, Quality, Lead Time, and On-Time Delivery.  

  • Represent Sourcing function within the assigned business scope and geographic zone. Accountable for Sourcing results for three industrial plants in support of local management and stakeholders (Autonomous Production Units, plant, zone management…)  The three sites are located in Ciudad Obregon, MX; Tualatin, OR; and Wallingford, CT

  • Actively participate in the definition of Sourcing strategy and targets (budget exercise) for assigned scope, taking into account existing and forthcoming needs

  • Promote Sourcing action plans within assigned scope to optimize cost, quality and on-time delivery of purchases

  • Lead and participate in supplier negotiations, either directly or in support of their team members 

  • Promote purchase Frame Agreement deployment and partnership with strategic suppliers whenever relevant in order to secure Radiall’s desired purchase terms and conditions

  • Sourcing localization in North America: Supplier prospection, selection and qualification to support transfer opportunities, mitigate currency fluctuation risk, optimize logistics flows and to contribute to overall TCO improvement and lead time reduction

  • Close monitoring of Sourcing activity through frequent data analysis. Reporting of monthly results such as savings, Defect PPM, Supplier OTD, action plan progress/issues, and Sourcing projects key highlights

  • Ensure strict compliance to Sourcing processes (NDA, Tool loan agreement, Supplier Ethics charter, supplier creation, supplier qualification…)

  • Contribute, with support of SCM experts, to pull flow deployment at suppliers and supplier load / capacity enhancement (load versus capacity analysis based on communicated forecasts)

  • Drive and orient supplier performance enhancement through relevant development action and audit plans aiming at excellence 

  • Manage, train and inspire the North American Sourcing Team. Ensure completion of annual performance appraisal and individual development plans (including training).  Direct reports for this role are located in both Mexico and the United States

The Profile

 KNOW THE REQUIREMENTS

  • 8 - 10 years of significant management/leadership experience in a Sourcing function in an international industrial environment (10 years) with a matrix organization. Demonstrated experience managing remote team members

  • Bachelor's degree in business discipline, Masters degree is a plus

  • Expert level fluency in Spanish and English

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to address internal and external stakeholders

  • Experienced in Project Management and Change Management tools

  • Familiarity with “Procure to Pay” processes and management of interfaces with other services and functions such as Supply Chain, Legal, Engineering, and Cost Accounting

  • A demonstrated self-starter and ability to work independently with a high level of autonomy, integrity, and transparency

  • Previous experience working with an ERP materials management modules.  SAP is preferred, but not mandatory

  • Frequent business travel expected: Mexico, USA, and Europe 

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