A Sourcing Operations Specialist is responsible for sourcing and supplier management in support of company goals and objectives surrounding strategic supply base development, new product introduction and continuous improvement.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop and maintaining strong supplier relationships, including supplier site visits and relationships at all levels of their organization.
Ensure continuity of supply on a day-to-day basis with key suppliers in Asia. Resolve issues, coordinate and prioritize cross-functional teams for continuous improvement and develop and track action plans to eliminate risk.
Working closely with new product development teams, coordinate with suppliers regarding technology capabilities and roadmaps.
Organize and lead regular tactical supplier business and operations reviews.
Regularly report on new product ramp up status to US based Management and planning teams.
Generate and present supplier performance metrics to suppliers and manage associated corrective action and continuous improvement initiatives, such as VA-VE (Value Analysis - Value Engineering) and lead time reduction programs.
Organize and execute regular supplier site evaluations and audits.
Work with Program Manager on development schedule creation and milestone tracking, and ramp planning and tracking