Global Commodity Team Site Manager 134 views1 application

Trimble is recruiting for a Global Commodity Team Site Manager to fill an opportunity in Chennai, India.

Job Summary

Global Commodity Team Site Manager is a key leadership position responsible for all aspects of Commodity Data Team and Supplier Quality Engineering (SQE) activities as follows reporting to Sr. Global Commodity Manager in USA.

Commodity Site Manager position is required to work independently with minimal supervision to meet departmental goals while interfacing with Design Engineering, Commodity Managers, Supply Chain Managers, Corporate Quality, and Business Unit Product Operations teams for sustaining & improving Trimble inbound material spec. compliance and successful ramp to production volume from new product release.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, develop and coach (Manage and supervise) SQE & Data Analysts for compilation, consolidation, and analyzing data for various Supply Chain initiatives, such as supplier forecasting, buffer stock analysis, RFQ preparation, negotiation, Project Management and supplier quality matrix.Initiatives may involve engagement across multiple Supply Chain functions as well as other Trimble Business Units.

  • Support supply chain flexibility initiatives, identify potential risks including financial risk based on D&B rating and support implementing contingency plans, example – die banks, buffer stock agreements, and VMI programs.

  • Effectively manage SQE on-site resources to drive supplier continuous improvement initiatives and on-time closure of corrective actions.

  • Manage assigned commodities to support Trimble’s Products sourced and manufactured in multiple geographies to ensure supplier’s performance meets all Trimble requirements.

  • Development & maintenance of Commodity and Preferred Supplier Strategies in collaboration with Product Development and NPI Organizations.

  • Identify cost reduction opportunities, outline and define project charter, manage project to completion including tracking savings flow thru’, and preparing and presenting results to executive management.

  • Identify and evaluate new suppliers to support future technical, and capacity requirements, and optimize total cost.

  • Participate in new supplier technical evaluation process including quality system, financial stability/risk and capacity.

  • Managing reviews and score card cadence to drive supplier continuous improvement initiatives through use of six sigma and/or lean initiatives.

  • Support development & maintenance of preferred supplier strategies.

  • Update and maintain Supply Chain database (Cognos) for Global Commodity team.

Key Skill Set Requirements:

The successful candidate will have ten years or more experience managing a team. They will have knowledge of all aspects of Purchasing/Supply Chain, Project Management, Supplier Quality Engineering and driving team performance improvements.

Strong experience in all aspects of material, purchasing and supplier quality management with emphasis on the following key areas:

  • Background and direct experience in Operations, Direct Procurement, and Commodity Management supporting PLC from NPI, through production ramp and EOL.

  • Articulate written and verbal communication skills, with experience presenting cross functionally and to all level of management, both internally and to suppliers. Ability to articulate strategy, vision, and support plans to Design and Product teams is critical.

  • Strong team building skills with experience working with Design Engineering, Operations, Finance, and other groups in a multinational organization.

  • Supplier evaluation including manufacturing process audits and verification of supplier’s capability and production capacity especially semiconductor mfg. process/packaging.

  • Demonstrated problem solving, incl. leading root cause analysis, and mentoring skills including setting timelines and diligent follow-up to resolve supplier quality problems and meet product operations requirements.

  • Project Management experience managing Low Cost Region (LCR) transition in accordance with cost and timing goals and deliverables.

  • Strong negotiation skills with demonstrated history of cost reduction results utilizing negotiations, LCR, specification optimization, global leveraging, and yield improvement initiatives.

  • Subject matter expertize with Microsoft Office: Power user of Excel and must be proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Smart Sheet, Google Sheets and Project Management scheduling software.

  • Working knowledge of international quality standards like ISO 9001, TS 16949 and AS9000 and quality methodology associated with Design of Experiments, gauge R&R, process capability, statistical process control and Lean Six Sigma.

Education / Experience

  • BSEE / MBA with required technical experience in semiconductor process/packaging.

  • CPM and/or CPIM certification and strong knowledge of MRP.

  • Minimum 10 years of progressive experience in Purchasing/Procurement area.

  • Management Experience.

Other Requirements: Ability to travel on short notice

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.

Those who successfully lead others to meet our objectives are vital to our organization. Leadership at Trimble is much more than simply exercising assigned authority; we expect our leaders to embrace a mission-focused leadership style, by continually adapting to circumstances while not losing sight of the end goal; demonstrating strength of character, intellect and the ability to convert ideas to reality.

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