This position reports directly to the Director, Global Supply Chain Management, and is accountable for the Supply Chain teams across EAME.
The Regional based Supply Chain group has accountability for the development of a regional supply base, global compliance regulations, maintaining a long term regional sourcing strategy, commercial negotiations, purchasing contract management, supplier product quality including supplier MRB management, supplier lean, CPS and BIQ development, and as applicable material planning.
The Supply Chain Area Sr. Manager is the leader accountable for supporting all Supply Chain activities related to a specific area of the business such as Turbine Engines, O&G, PG and CS Packaging, or Balance of Plant.
This includes accountability for cost reduction initiatives, business risk management, capacity planning, supplier quality, cost reduction and sourcing.
The accountabilities of this position have a significant impact on Solar’s product cost competitiveness, Solar’s lead times for responding to customer demand, Solar’s product quality, and Solar’s nimbleness regarding our ability to flex up or down quickly to meet changing market demands.
This position collaborates with external business partners, including company Presidents and General Managers, to create a competitive advantage for the enterprise by developing, optimizing, and integrating a world-class supply base.
This includes developing complex relationships including the development of alliance suppliers, initiating and executing Purchase & Sale Agreements, and recommendation of supplier investment opportunities.
This also includes the development of supplier relationship to our supplier's suppliers as necessary to ensure Solar is positioned for growth and business continuation.
In addition, this position works closely with other Solar leaders and engineering groups to influence manufacturing / development decisions based on future supply availability / feasibility and product cost impacts.
1) Provide strategic leadership in the area of supply base cost reduction, business risk management, capacity planning, and sourcing for multiple supply chain organizations.
2) Be a leader of leaders by setting global Supply Chain strategies and specific SMART goals for various supply chain groups, monitoring progress to goals, and taking action to ensure objectives are met.
3) Participate and represent the Supply Chain in critical business initiatives, such as the development of an EMD, MPU or other new product strategy, provide supply chain leadership for major business cost reduction initiatives, participate in NPI steering committees for specific product development initiatives, provide supply chain leadership on international facility initiatives, help develop local content country strategies for applicable commodities, champion inventory reduction initiatives, provide strategic leadership and be accountable for supply chain related regulatory or compliance initiatives such as Conflict Minerals, etc.
4) Ensure responsible Supply Chain organizations are synchronized with Solar’s Manufacturing Operations and Customer Services demand.
5) Collaborate with peer Supply Chain leaders and Supply Chain Processes Leads to ensure Supply Chain processes are efficient, compliant, and that they are consistently being followed across geographical regions.
6) Be accountable for ensuring that each of their Supply Chain value stream organizations maintain a high performing team of Supply Chain professionals consisting of Sourcing Specialists, Buyers, Supplier Technical Engineers, Supplier Development Engineers, and as applicable Planners / Supply Chain Coordinators, capable of supporting Solar’s Supply Chain needs now and into the future.
7) Manage department OCE budgets, staffing / employee costs, succession plans, capital plans & budgets to ensure annual business plan commitments are met.
This position requires a strong understanding of Solar business processes and system. Demonstrated success in the areas of strategy, commercial negotiations, complex problem solving, collaboration, team leadership and results.
Also required are a strong knowledge of planning, manufacturing and engineering principles. Extensive leadership experience required.
Experience in additional disciplines preferred, e.g., purchasing, logistics, manufacturing, and / or engineering. Professional certification in Purchasing and / or Inventory Management also preferred, e.
g., Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Certified in Production and Inventory Management, (CPIM), Certified in Integration Resource Management (CIRM), and / or Certified Supply Chain, Professional (CSCP).
Previous 6 Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt or Sponsor experience required. Strong professional experience with demonstrated success is more important than any discrete certification.
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Applicants must be currently eligible to work in the country in which this position is located. For information on employment eligibility in the United States, please visit the U.
S. Immigration Services website.
This position does not qualify for relocation.
Solar Turbines offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vacation, 401k, incentive bonus, tuition reimbursement and professional development / advancement opportunities.