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Global Commodities Manager - Advanced Sourcing

Company: Plexus Corp
Location: Nampa
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Your journey to building a better world begins here!

WHO WE ARE

Every idea starts with a purpose. From healthcare/life sciences to industrial/commercial to communications to aerospace/defense we create the products that build a better world.

We re a global team of over 19,000 engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and service experts that partner with our customers to bring their products to life.

Whether you re looking to start, make a change, or advance your career, find your path at Plexus and leave your mark on the world around us.

WHY YOU LL LOVE IT

Within the Plexus commodity ecosystem, there are many unassigned commodities, non-standard components, and emerging/disruptive technologies which require ownership. The Global Commodities Manager Advanced Sourcing will own this space and establish a link between Plexus Engineering Solutions, Supply Chain Solutions and Global Sourcing. You will need to quickly develop solutions in these areas as it is particularly important to the success of our Engineering product development teams. It is also critical to the success of newly won production programs that require supplier localization in unassigned/new commodities. In this role you will deliver customer service excellence and profitability for Plexus through advanced sourcing strategies and commodity solutions.

HOW YOU LL DO IT

KEY JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

* COMMODITY GAPS MANAGEMENT: Create tight connection to Engineering Solutions to ensure new commodity gaps are addressed in a manner that supports the product development project timeline. Also work with supply chain solutions team to anticipate unassigned/new commodity needs for targeted production wins to enable proactive gap closure. Specific activities that the Advanced Sourcing GCM will own include:

* Identifies commodity gaps

* Maintains a database of the gaps

* Evaluates potential suppliers, leveraging other Plexus functions as needed (legal, quality, product development engineering, global electronics and regional custom engineered component sourcing)

* Oversees appraisal and contracting requirements

* Manages down-selection of suppliers and owns final supplier selection

* Owns supplier relationship through completion of first article inspection

* Passes supplier ownership to identified long term commodity manager

* SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES Develops sound sourcing and supplier development strategies for commodity gaps and emerging technologies to ensure lowest total cost of ownership and to mitigate risk.

* COMPETITIVE EDGE: Develops executive level relationships with suppliers, research institutions and academia through networking, travel and participation in events to properly position Plexus for a competitive edge.

ADDITIONAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

* SME for Emerging Technology provide subject matter expertise on new &/or emerging technologies to internal Plexus teams, including Business Development, Sector leaders, Engineering Solutions, Sourcing, Supplier Quality and Costing

* Is the Escalation point of contact for shortages to prevent revenue shortfall and customer dissatisfaction in assigned commodities

* Occasional travel may be required to meet the needs of the business (estimated 30%)

WHAT WE VALUE

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:

* A minimum of a(n) Bachelor s degree in Engineering or equivalent experience is required for this position

* 5 years of related experience is required for this position

* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key job accountabilities may be considered.

* Strong negotiation skills and ability to influence without direct authority

* Demonstrated project management expertise

* Ability to communicate, influence and negotiate at all levels within an organization

* Advanced written and verbal communication skills are required.

* Intermediate computer skills are required.

* Able to make sound, logical and reasonable decisions with minimal guidance.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

* The work setting should consist of an office environment with suitable lighting, comfortable temperatures, and a low noise level.

This document does not represent a contract of employment and is not intended to capture every possible assignment the incumbent could be asked to perform.

Some offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a drug screen and upon completion of a confidentiality agreement.

Our Values and How We Lead behaviors guide our processes. Plexus does not make employment decisions based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourage all to apply today!

Globally, our policy is to recruit people from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, our company does not typically undertake sponsorship, including for H-1B, TN, and other nonimmigrant visas. Additionally, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be U.S. persons. U.S. persons are generally defined as U.S. citizens, nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees..

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