Sourcing Category Manager

Sista ansökningsdag:
Ej angett
Camarillo, California
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Job Purpose

  • PU sourcing category manager is responsible for predefined direct material category. Main job is to develop and maintain relationships of the suppliers in your category in close collaboration with R&D, engineering, supplier quality and purchasing to deliver the best value to PU L&H business in terms of Quality, Delivery Performance and Total Cost.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop and monitor supplier performance in cooperation with other functions and supporting cross functional team members consisting of buyers, design, quality, production engineers.

  • Category specific sourcing strategy development and implementation.

  • Manage new supplier projects, ensure agreed targets and secure supply.

  • Negotiates all company requirements (cost, product quality, and delivery) with existing and potential suppliers.

  • Total cost of ownership, ensuring category strategy implementation and managing supplier negotiations are vital part of the job.

  • Recommend the selection of factories that meet our sourcing goals and objectives which include meeting target costs, quality, minimums, lead times and certifications.

  • Develop and maintain strategic partners to cooperate with PU engineering, quality and manufacturing for value add.

  • Define and negotiate Statements of Work, Supply and Warranty Agreements, in addition to other contracts and legal documentation, lead Supplier Management, Supplier Development, and Supplier Assessment initiatives.

  • Develop and maintain sourcing projects, ensure targets are defined and met to secure supply.

  • Target cost and supplier selection/involvement as sourcing representative in R&D projects.

  • Follow supplier market and trends globally and locally.

  • Conduct supplier negotiations and selection process in collaboration with SQ and supply.

  • Manage prototype supply base and develop cost saving methods and opportunities in order to promote overall business unit productivity and supplier competitiveness.

  • Contract management.

  • Supplier capacity management and quality management in supplier selection.

  • Ensure adherence to Sandvik Purchasing Policy, Code of Conduct, as well as EHS and sustainability targets.

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required Competencies:

  • Deep knowledge of purchasing tools, negotiation methods, and business communications.

  • Working knowledge in blueprint reading, statistics, PPAP documentation, product costing, and specifications.

  • Proficiency in, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel (advanced).

  • Demonstrates capability and success in understanding metrics, data management and overall business analytics process and tools.

  • Proven ability to work independently in a fast paced, high-volume environment

  • Proven ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel and management.

  • Good negotiation skills.

  • Risk analysis and supplier audit knowledge.

  • Good understanding of manufacturing, supply chain and R&D processes.

  • Analytical, problem-solving skills and project management skills.

  • Good collaboration skills to build effective relations internally and externally.

  • Service attitude, good communication and negotiation skills.

  • Fluency in English.


  • Minimum 5 years in strategic purchasing or sourcing and experience in mechanical engineering industry in sales, production, purchasing or R&D.

  • 3-5 years’ experience in the global sourcing environment.

  • 3-5 years’ experience within product development.

  • Prior work experience in manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in New Product Development.


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Economics or related field

  • Experience or training or degree in Sales or Strategic Purchasing

Other Information:

  • Job may require travelling


  • $ 84,832.00 - $ 127,248.00

Careers with Sandvik:

Sandvik offers a career opportunity with an international company that develops and creates cutting edge electric and hybrid technology. You will be part of a fast-growing establishment of highly motivated people who have a strong will to succeed. With us, you have substantial opportunities for personal development, and will be working with highly skilled colleagues. Sandvik provides a competitive compensation and benefit package, including 401(k), Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans and 11 paid holidays.

EEO Statement:

Sandvik is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Any applicant who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing an application or at any time during the application process should contact Human Resources at Sandvik also provides reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities consistent with its obligations under the law.

Sista ansökningsdag: Ej angett
Jobb-ID: R0051780

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