Global Sourcing Head

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The Company


Our client is the acknowledged world leader in providing safety restraint products used in a broad range of transportation industries.  They are innovators in their industry and have been first to market with multiple life saving products.


In China, they have a well-established presence and a mature and stable structure.  Due to the substantial increase in global new product development this position has been created and will be a key member of a small global development group.


Position Description


Based in Kunshan and reporting to the Global Supply Chain Manager (based in the USA), this key role will be responsible for sourcing of current and future parts at existing and potential suppliers thereby maximizing organizational profitability.  They will manage and develop current and potential suppliers within the commodity base aligning with corporate strategic direction thereby optimizing supply base performance.


Summary of Key Responsibilities:


Identify competitive sources within China for key commodities as directed by Global Supply Chain Manager


Effectively source assigned commodities for maximum profitability and meeting price targets for new product development


Work as part of joint product development global team providing timely support for new product development


Work as part of joint sourcing global committee making timely and effective sourcing decisions


Work closely with the global engineering team providing timely RFQ responses


Assess potential suppliers in the areas of business and cultural compatibility, quality, and capacity


Monitor supplier performance and improve overall supplier performance on key metrics (i.e. – quality, delivery, service, & cost improvement)


Monitor major cost factors affecting supplier cost performance


Work closely with other departments to achieve the organizational objectives


Candidate Profile


Work Experience & Abilities Required:


3 to 5 years sourcing experience or SDE experience or a combination thereof


Computer literacy a must, QAD experience is a plus


Minimum 3 years experience in progressive complete metal stamping, fine blanking or stamped metal products. Experience with or procurement of CNC punch press or laser cut materials a definite plus


Basic knowledge of Lean manufacturing concepts


Solid knowledge of VA/VE concepts including material substitution


Solid knowledge manufacturing costing models a significant plus


Understand ISO 9001/ ISO/TS 16949 quality management system and basic quality tools; able to assess sound use of Quality and Manufacturing processes, mistake-proofing etc.


Excellent organizational skills with the ability to confidently communicate and work in a strong global team environment


Being aggressive and mature and able to work under high pressure




Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering; business, business administration or related field


Language Abilities:


Excellent written and verbal skills in English


For more information regarding this position, please contact Ms. May Ma by filling out the form below.


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