Strategic Sourcing Manager

Date Posted: Oct 21 2014
Duration: Until Filled
Location:Broussard, LA

Job Description

Business Line:  Drilling


The purpose of this position is to manage the pattern update process.  Act as a liaison between purchasing, quality, production and the foundries.

Job Duties/Responsibilities


Performs standard engineering assignments which can be non-routine in nature and are typically a limited portion of a larger project. Develops and implements production methods. Recommends and implements improvements in the production process. Recommends appropriate materials, and/or techniques to carry out a specified sequence of standard engineering tasks. Receives specifications and design constraints from team leader. Provides product support, manufacturing support, and failure analysis. May assist technical support teams in testing new applications and problem solving. Handles special projects, as assigned.
Provides leadership to commodity advisory boards and team members.
Manages the development of supply and negotiation strategies for one or more commodities regionally.
Manages all commodity team projects and develops and manages all commodity contracts.
Manages Forum and supplier performance against established contracts and processes.
Acts as the liaison between suppliers and Forum product lines.
Monitors and ensures compliance.
Maintains thorough knowledge of industry and commodity knowledge.
Proposes and implements improvements to sourcing policies, by way of coordinating supplier development, consolidation, and reduction programs.
Budget responsibility for the commodity team.
Could possibly lead a cross functional team in support of the assigned commodities, including Program Management, Engineering, Production Control and Logistics, Supplier Quality Development and Quality departments.
Coordinates supplier development, consolidation and reduction programs.
Handles special projects as assigned.



Project management, foundry and pattern experience a plus.
Broad commodity sourcing knowledge.
Demonstrated ability to visualize and manage the implementation of creative solutions and respond appropriately and timely to customer needs.
Proven customer service, project management, analytical, leadership, negotiation, problem solving, contracts and financial skills.
Solid change management and conflict management skills.
Excellent communications, facilitation and presentation skills.



Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
Working towards or has formalized training via purchasing designation preferred.



8+ years relevant experience, including 2+ years supervisory or management experience,
5+years sourcing and project management experience including negotiation of business contracts. 


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