Cummins Inc. SOURCING SPECIALIST - SENIOR in Daventry, United Kingdom



Closing date: 5 th March 2019

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin Working Right .

Our Corporate Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Daventry for a Sourcing Specialist.

Your impact will be seen in these and other ways:

  • You will be responsible for strategic supply chain management and operational supplier negotiations for two key commodities: specialized containerisation (for the shipping of completed generator sets to customers) and engine or generator set cooling systems.


  • Conducts complex analysis of markets, supply chains, and supply base; applies analysis to purchasing process improvement initiatives. Identifies qualified suppliers and executes sound source selection processes. Has regular interface with suppliers within area of responsibility and maintains the supplier relationship. Understands how key purchasing principles are used toward assuring supply.

  • Independently carries out sourcing activities with full consideration for the impact of those activities on the end-to-end supply chain.

Executes sourcing tactics of varying complexity in accordance with established category/commodity strategies reflecting the optimum cost, quality, delivery.

  • Participates in sourcing and commodity strategy formulation.

  • Analyses complex sourcing and purchasing initiatives and processes in support of the delivery of cost effective and high-quality goods and services.

  • Prepares and presents to senior purchasing/sourcing leadership recommendations of improvement opportunities and alternative courses of action.

  • Ensures consistent application of sourcing procedures and processes.

Supports purchasing/sourcing management in activities such as price benchmarking, vendor management, industry and market analysis, process analysis, and model building.

  • May lead a team of sourcing analysts and specialists at the business unit and/or international purchasing organization (IPO) regional level.

Leads analysis projects/initiatives providing coaching to less experienced analysts and specialists.

  • Negotiates select contracts.

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with suppliers to the benefit of both parties.

  • Understands the importance of compliance and is alert to situations that can pose risk to Cummins Inc.


Skills and Experience Required:

  • Intermediate level of related work experience required (e.g., three years’ prior experience).

  • Establishes and leads the execution of regional category strategy

  • Establishes and leads the execution of Platform 3 GCR activities by taking accountability of an engine and genset platform cost walk

  • Execute contract negotiations to increase spend under contract

  • Executes confidentiality agreements, request for quotes and supplier tooling authorization

  • Analyses RFQ's and total cost of ownership information to make supplier selections based on a the most cost effective end to end Supply Chain design

  • Build key stakeholder relationships with Category Leaders, SQIE's, Plant & Engineering teams

  • Build key supplier relationships within region

  • Execution of the MCO process for engineering changes

  • Supplier commercial management

  • Strong exposure to use of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS)

  • Demonstrable track-record of achieving challenging cost-down targets (GCR – Global Cost Reduction)

  • Specific relevant commodity purchase experience – containerisation solutions and cooling systems (either complete or at component level).

  • Ability to understand and manage engineering change control processes.

  • Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

  • CIPD qualification

  • University degree, Masters, MBA in supply-chain management, a business management-related discipline, OR

  • Equivalent vocational experience

Compensation and Benefits

Salary £40,160 - £45,180 per annum (dependent on experience)

Plus a wide range of competitive benefits including:

  • Cummins Contributory Pension Scheme

  • Variable annual bonus

  • Health shield

  • Cummins Rewards

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Opportunity to develop professionally including the potential for support with further education

At Cummins, we are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and we are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applicants equally. No employee or potential employee will receive less favourable treatment because of any protected characteristic.

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Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Northamptonshire-UK, Daventry, Cummins Co Ltd - Logistics

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 4, 2019, 11:55:13 AM

Unposting Date Mar 6, 2019, 6:59:00 PM

Req ID: 19000069