Cummins Inc. VPI Sourcing Manager in Rumst, Belgium
VPI Sourcing Manager
Cummins Inc., a global power technology leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, engineer, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions, and electrical power generation systems.
Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, we employ over 77,000 people worldwide and serve customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,400 dealer locations. Cummins had net income of nearly $1 billion and revenues of $20.4 billion in 2017.
For our site in Rumst we are searching for a:
VPI / VPC Sourcing manager (M/F)
Manages, develops, and implements project(s) of varying complexity and size in assigned functional area. Partners with business stakeholders to ensure a successful project completion.
Leads multiple projects from inception to completion; facilitates project planning sessions with internal stakeholders to determine the scope and objectives of each project; works with business stakeholders to establish project performance goals; designs project plan, develops timeline, identifies project milestones, and tracks performance against performance goals and timeline.
Identifies, tracks, and works with others to resolve project issues.
Monitors and communicates project status to project team.Plans and monitors project budget, conducts research and analysis; provides input into the design and development of project plans and timelines.
Manages project risk; uses quality tools to identify areas of risk; works with others on the team and outside the team to identify alternatives or solutions.
Documents and shares team learnings with other teams; draws on other project team experiences to enhance the success of the project.
Maintains project notes, databases, and other records; monitors measures and communicates with Project Sponsor and other stakeholders on status of specific projects and assignments.
Identifies and assigns appropriate resources to accomplish various project tasks; guides and coaches team members through various stages of the project; provides developmental feedback to team members.
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.
Analyzes 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.
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.
Manages the project schedule using the recommended project management tools and processes to drive completion within the agreed timeline.
Manages a list of project deliverables (scope) using the recommended project management tools and processes to ensure that the project includes all the work required and only the work required to complete the project successfully.
Manages the process to identify, assess and prioritize issues and risks using recommended tools and processes to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of negative events or to maximize the realization of positive events.
Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.
Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.
Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
Negotiations Excellence - Utilizes tools and methods in negotiations to achieve Cummins stakeholder objectives and achieve a mutually agreed upon all contract terms between all parties
Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
Manages conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
Sourcing - Utilizes the purchasing functional system to support the Request For Quote process and establish a Total Cost of Ownership comparison of suppliers based on the category strategy and define the supplier that is most likely to meet Cummins and customer's needs.
Purchasing Ethics - Avoids supplier engagement that may compromise supplier sourcing, selection, and management processes and seeks counsel to ensure compliance.
Purchasing Policies, Procedures, Tools - Complies with purchasing policies and procedures and complies with them in daily work; leverages tools to conduct procurement initiatives; assesses documents for clarification and seeks guidance for clarification of the information needed.
Cost Management - Establishes and controls product and service costs using functional tools to deliver and track product and services at competitive prices; ensures competitiveness of Cummins products in our markets while preserving desired margins.
College, university, or equivalent degree in field appropriate for the function required.
Good communication skills
Fluent in English verbal and written
Proven min 2-3 years’ Experience in purchasing
We are looking for someone with VPI experience, preferably in Purchasing, and preferably more than 2 years, to lead multiple tailoring and localisation projects for our electrolyser product range
This role will work closely with technical, manufacturing, quality colleagues in France, Sourcing colleagues globally, so travel will be required at times for internal meetings, workshops and supplier visits
Primary Location Belgium-Antwerp-Mechelen-Belgium, Rumst, General Office Building
Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office
Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced
Job Posting Jun 13, 2022, 5:51:29 AM
Unposting Date Ongoing
Organization Cummins Filtration
Req ID: 22000422