Associate Sourcing Manager Job Description

Associate Sourcing Manager Job Description

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Associate sourcing manager provides support in the implementation of Buyout Commodity Sourcing programs like Best Cost Country Sourcing, Cost Containment, Cost Reductions, e-Sourcing events and others.

Associate Sourcing Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Provide detailed commodity analysis to support procurement decisions from global category owners, including recent economic/market trends and developments and other external factors
Develop negotiation and costing skills
Drives cross-functional alignment, including use of strategic sourcing best practices in order to deliver best total value in terms of cost, quality, delivery and innovation
Actively work with the business partners to source goods and services in accordance with business requirements, policies and procedures
Conducts internal and external spend and market analyses, identifies opportunities, and support Sourcing Manager develop category strategies, leads cross-functional teams, negotiates contracts and manages stakeholders and suppliers
Identify opportunities to for change in a multi-location environment, including cross functional team facilitation
Support implementation of cost efficiency projects to provide the best total cost solution to the organization
Provide strategic insight and access to all relevant spend and related data
Participates in development of contract strategy
Negotiates Time & Action with vendor, ensuring proper flexibility

Associate Sourcing Manager Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Associate Sourcing Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPSM, CPM, APICS, CPSD, C.P.M, ISM, CPIM, CSCP, CIPS

Education for Associate Sourcing Manager

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Employers hiring for the associate sourcing manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Business, Engineering, Finance, Management, Business/Administration, MBA, Education, Supply Chain Management, Technical, Marketing

Skills for Associate Sourcing Manager

Desired skills for associate sourcing manager include:

Continuous improvement methodologies & cost reduction methodologies
ISO13485 standards and requirements
Apparel retail industry
Contract law
Government policies and regulations for the food and drug industry
Sourcing systems and preferable e-sourcing technology
Appropriate markets to source
Country and vendor's core competencies
Business requirement and project management principles and methodology
New product development process

Desired experience for associate sourcing manager includes:

4+ years college degree (BA/BS)
1-3 years experience in home product development, sourcing and/or purchasing environments at a retailer/wholesaler strongly preferred
Ability to remain flexible while working on multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to work with cross functional teams, including Design, Product Engineering, Quality Assurance, Merchandising, and Planning Teams
Day to Day Management of the Sourcing transactions for various technology and corporate categories across the U.S. , EMEA and the APAC regions
Work with the Global and Offshore Legal department to complete acceptable contracts and establish the appropriate procurement routes for the acquisition of goods and services

Associate Sourcing Manager Examples

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Associate Sourcing Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an associate sourcing manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for associate sourcing manager
  • Lead sourcing activities within Home Solutions Atlanta businesses to support cross-functional NPD projects
  • Manage suppliers to ensure NPD projects are delivered on-cost, on-time, and without cost of failure driven by supply side
  • Use sourcing tools and manage appropriate RFI, RFP, RFQ to participate in formal evaluation process to support supplier selection decision jointly made with Category Manager
  • Interface with supply planning team to coordinate new item order placement
  • Drive savings and minimize project investment on NPD projects through negotiation of opening order discounts, tooling rebates, and other agreements
  • Participate in idea generation
  • Monitor and review implementation progress to ensure cost saving targets are delivered within deadlines
  • Ensure timely escalation, drive remedial actions and prepare required reports
  • Coordinate with other departments to drive cross functional initiatives
  • Monitoring and reporting of the progress against Business Plan and KRA’s
Qualifications for associate sourcing manager
  • Impeccable integrity coupled with strong ownership of goals and a will-to-win
  • Organized and strategic
  • Experience in large contract negotiations
  • Familiarity with employing strategic sourcing methodology
  • Basic knowledge of a) Supply chain management best practices, b) Procurement category strategies, c) Inventory management and purchasing systems
  • Professional certification such as C.P.M
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Associate Sourcing Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an associate sourcing manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for associate sourcing manager
  • Utilize available Sourcing tools
  • Leads the engagement of the internal stakeholders divisional Marketing leads for Hill’s, to understand local Media business context and needs to build the pipeline of projects that have that highest savings potential
  • Partners with IMC/Marketing leads on establishes agencies’ evaluation process to set up benchmarks for scope of work (SOW) development and tracking, feedback mechanism for continuous improvement, monthly fee management process
  • Partner with manager on current issues for WIPS and other milestone meetings
  • Provide high level of customer service to brand and brand partners by consistently building strong effective partnerships with merchant, design, tech design, production, teams
  • Increase selection from new and existing vendors
  • Establish & manage long term relationships with vendors by driving negotiation and re-negotiation of their terms
  • Participates in highly strategic global, cross-functional Sourcing Teams championing the strategic sourcing process within the organization
  • Supports, as a team member, strategic sourcing initiatives that impact sourcing decisions across Life Science sites world wide
  • Helps prepare Business Cases, including ROI models, and effectively presents new programs to Management
Qualifications for associate sourcing manager
  • Proficient on basic computer programs including Microsoft Suite applications
  • Project Management knowledge and experience preferred
  • 5+ years in Supply Management with focus on strategic sourcing and supplier development is preferred
  • Social media recruitment experience is required
  • Language skills – the ability to support the LATAM region is essential
  • MBA or SCMP / CPP designation would be an asset• Minimum of 5+ years of relevant work experience in a Procurement environment
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an associate sourcing manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for associate sourcing manager
  • Manages supplier selection process and ensures supplier selections are based on sound selection criteria such as Total Value of Ownership (TVO)
  • Works with Legal to establish and execute optimal contract terms and conditions with suppliers
  • Develops implementation and transition plans to ensure sourcing benefits are fully realized
  • Develops global strategies identifying market trends and dynamics to generate defined plans for cost savings, risk assessment and mitigation, and sustainable sourcing strategies
  • Analyzes total spend data in combination with identified market trends and dynamics to prioritize and sourcing initiatives within designated spend categories
  • Works with Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance to ensure quality in supplier base
  • Participates in supplier audits and assists in generating purchase specifications
  • Build and execute a Global category strategy that delivers strong service to our stakeholders at best total cost as part of a best in class approach to managing the category
  • Participates in and/or leads action plans to address specific category strategies
  • Leads research of supply markets, industry trends and identifies category or industry-specific leverage opportunities
Qualifications for associate sourcing manager
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field of biomedical science (Cell Biology, Immunology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering)
  • Ability to speak and present effectively to peers and Management
  • Familiarity with biotechnology Business Development environment
  • Familiarity with biotechnology Product Management and technology commercialization
  • Significant experience working within the logistics sector, either working for a shipper
  • Good understanding of the cost drivers, market supply base, demand drivers and typical value levers relevant to logistics sub-categories (such as road transport, ocean/air freight, warehousing ) and the ability to converse credibly with client stakeholders on these topics
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Our innovative and growing company is looking for an associate sourcing manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for associate sourcing manager
  • Will be the primary contact and leader for Concur and the Travel Category
  • Will be responsible for Credit Card and Concur administration
  • Manages the sourcing process, including the RFI/RFP process and participation in make-buy conversion decisions and supplier selection process on a global basis
  • Conduct spend and market trend analysis to develops global strategies generate defined plans for cost savings, risk assessment and mitigation, and sustainable sourcing strategies
  • Manage all elements of assigned supplier relationships and ensure lowest total cost of procurement, including product cost, various commercial terms and performance metrics
  • Conduct supplier/market research and track global manufacturing and sourcing environment
  • Learns / applies knowledge and basic understanding associated with analysis of specific product categories and items in trend analyses, economic research (macro / micro), influences, quality, characteristics, competition, and nuances specific to sourcing of products
  • Develop & implement supply security, cost efficiency and innovation projects to provide the best total cost solution to the organization
  • Participates and executes defined plans for risk assessment and mitigation, and sustainable sourcing strategies
  • Conducts Spend and market analyses, identifies opportunities, develops Sub-category and regional strategies, negotiates contracts and manages suppliers
Qualifications for associate sourcing manager
  • Ability to develop a strategic sourcing strategy from scratch and to execute on this strategy
  • Ability to adapt to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our clients
  • A degree in a quantitative discipline, preferably business, finance, economics, engineering, Logistics or mathematics
  • Minimum 5 years’ of IT strategic sourcing and/or contract negotiations experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ of software sourcing and/or software category management experience
  • Ensure Supplier compliance towards all J&J requirements (Reach, Financial Sarbanes-Oxley, Health & Safety, Environment, QA etc) through deployment of internal resources
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Associate Sourcing Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an associate sourcing manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for associate sourcing manager
  • Continually identifies, leads & implements new opportunities for Cost Savings and Cost Avoidance and proactively tracks progress toward these objectives
  • Delivering an annual cost reduction of 3% of spend ($1-$7M)
  • Lead the gated strategic sourcing process
  • Manage target costing/supplier negotiations
  • Facilitate the development of supplier risk management strategies
  • Negotiation of key master supply/agreements with HYG suppliers
  • Manage product development/engineering relationships and support
  • Develop, integrate and execute area raw material procurement strategies which support business strategies
  • Work with Brand PD team and US Sourcing team on all details upon spec out
  • Work with Sourcing Manager and in-country team to allocate right product with right vendor at right cost
Qualifications for associate sourcing manager
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, International Business, Supply Chain or a related field
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint, Word and SharePoint
  • A complete knowledge of garment construction and garment production, working knowledge of vendor management for hard goods, shoes, accessories and luggage
  • Strong analytical skills interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Effectively organizes, influences, and manages Core Teams and cross-functional core teams
  • Guides team members within area of specialty, acts as a resource, sharing knowledge/expertise with management, the team, and business partners

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