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Manager/Senior Manager - Material Strategy (10-15 yrs)
Client : Leading automotive components and precision-engineered products manufacturer HQ in South India.
The Role : Manager/Sr Manager - Material Strategy (Mechanical Parts)
- Providing strategic direction and driving Materials Strategy Function.
- To ensure that internal processes and metrics are aligned to improve efficiency and reduce cost.
Role expectations :
- Experienced in Materials Strategy Function to identify and develop strategic vendors in terms of technology, capacity, capability, flexibility and quality.
- To identify and develop alternate sources of domestic / overseas vendors.
- Coordinate with Purchase Head to understand the capacity, capability, flexibility & quality of the suppliers.
- Monitoring key raw material items trend in the market and decide procurement strategy for all the plants.
- Review and drive processes & procedures to identify opportunities to improve efficiencies / capacity, reduce cost in procurement of materials.
- Knowledge & ability to work on SAP / MRP control.
- Define & establish quality systems and process with new identified suppliers and monitor sustenance of quality, capacity, capability in initial vendor audit and certification.
- Knowledge & experience in procurement of various commodities - Mechanical Commodities such as Proprietary, Plastics, Fasteners, Raw Materials & Mechanical Imports.
The person for the role :
- Diploma / Graduate / PG in Mechanical/Instrumentation Engineering
- 15 to 20 years of automotive experience in materials function with minimum 5 years in the Managerial capacity.
- Ability to identify alternate sources and ensure vendors are empaneled and scaled up to the company expectations.
- Key skills : Relationship Building With Vendors, Negotiation And Conflict Resolution, Inventory Management, Material Resources Management, Quality Control Analysis, Operations Analysis, Financial Analysis, Data Analysis.