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Job Overview


The Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for defining and implementing regional sourcing strategies for the Casting and Machining commodities and suppliers in order to reach the respective sourcing targets in delivery, productivity, cost, and quality. Moreover, this position is responsible for managing the commodity team with supplier negotiations, supplier capacity management, and supplier compliance with relevant TE requirements



  • Lead and coach the team of commodity buyers/commodity managers and accountable for the responsible commodities 
  • Create a supplier sourcing strategy, under strong consideration of customer needs, that defines strategic suppliers into growing, fix and exit suppliers and maintains product footprint, incl. “make or buy”-analysis.  
  • Drive the attainment and improvement of relevant procurement KPI’s, incl. Material Productivity (CMP), Lead time performance, delivery (STR/STC), and Quality (DLPM).
  • Responsible for improving material productivity by maintaining 125% material pipeline, CMP, TEBIT and WAV analysis
  • Responsible for contracting of supplier commercial agreements, incl. bailment, inventory management and supply agreements.  
  • Responsible for preparing RFQ’s, utilizing E-Tools, awarding new business and negotiating all raw materials, components, and tooling
  • Lead the optimization of the Supplier Footprint, incl. setup of new suppliers, reducing the number of suppliers and resourcing activities
  • Accountable for info record and PO accuracy and communicating relevant data to tactical buyers, incl. lead time, price and MOQ
  • Responsible for conducting QBR’s with strategic suppliers and the driving of respective corrective actions
  • Ensure and Drive MOQ optimization for material/components (incl. finished goods) used by the plant for production and establish supplier agreements, e. g. VMI, EDI, consignment, Scheduling Agreements frame order review, blanket PO)
  • Responsible for calculating impact and getting the PIA approved
  • Ensure that all suppliers meet TE requirements for compliance (RoHs, Reach, conflict minerals, supplier portal usage)
  • Ensure NPI alignment to global sourcing commodity strategy and limit number of new suppliers



  • At least 7 years of experience in procurement as a commodity manager
  • 2-3 years people leadership experience preferred
  • Sourcing experience for relevant commodities is a plus
  • Bachelor degree in Economics or Business Administration or equivalent
  • Strong people leadership skills
  • Understand how to motivate and coach the team to reach the targets
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and communication skills 
  • Ability to demonstrate strong customer focus and continuous improvement attitude
  • Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task 
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment with multi-cultural teams
  • Ability to create competitive strategies and plans, broad knowledge of strategies and tactics of the marketplace, knows trends 
  • Proven track record in negotiation skills 
  • Knowledge of regional and global supplier base for relevant commodities
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of SAP and Microsoft Office, i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint
  • Advanced English

Bydgoszcz, Poland, KP, PL, 85-059

City:  Bydgoszcz, Poland
State:  KP
Country/Region:  PL
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  86887
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Machinist, Network, Operations, Manufacturing, Technology, Strategy

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