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Sr. Sourcing Manager


Molex is seeking a Global Procurement professional to lead our New Product Development Sourcing and Supply Base Management activities for our Transportation Solutions Business Unit (TSBU). This position will be located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. This role reports to the Senior Director, Global Procurement and manages a total team of approximately seven New Product Development Sourcing Engineers and Sourcing Professionals for Direct spend.

As a leader of New Product Development Sourcing, you will manage the sourcing process for all new products. This includes focusing on driving key business performance elements that support procurement influence related to winning new business, as well as manage the quoting and sourcing requirements for new raw materials, electrical components, and services for the Business Units. The objective is to align the Category Strategies to the business while launching new products on schedule with the lowest total cost, best quality and with risk mitigation plans in place.

As a leader of the Business Unit Sourcing & Supply Base Management functions, you will be responsible for applying the appropriate category strategies in close collaboration with the global Direct and Indirect category leaders, identifying and contracting with suppliers for assigned categories, and managing continuous improvement activities to improve total cost, quality, delivery and supplier technology support.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Build and mentor a strong team regarding MBM Principles & framework, Procurement Sourcing skills, and Supplier relationship Management in order to support our business objectives for New Product Development and Commercialization projects
  • Partner with TSBU Leadership and NPI team members throughout the Product Development process to manage total costs through Product Launch
  • Partner with TSBU Leadership and Commercialization team members to identify and execute cost improvement Technical Service Projects based on Economic thinking / marginal analysis
  • New supplier identification, sourcing, selection and contracting for the TSBU & TIS Division
  • Collaborate with Category Team members & the business to maintain Supplier Segmentation with respect to Strategic & Key supplier partners
  • Build supplier relationships with critical suppliers
  • Align category strategies (Electronics, Plastics, Metals) to Business segments
  • Drive architectural cost management objectives to Product design teams
  • Conduct should-cost and make vs. buy analyses with team members in order to support sourcing decision based on robust economic thinking
  • Negotiate contracts and legal terms under the guidance of the internal legal support team
  • Improve New Product Sourcing processes in collaboration with Procurement leadership peers, including the increase of efficiencies by collaborating with technical design teams
  • Proactive supply risk management in the new product development process, as well as supporting supply disruption solutioning for product in mass production at plants
  • Monitor sourcing and procurement innovation trends in the marketplace

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering
  • 5 or more years’ management experience in the procurement function focused on direct spend
  • 1+ years’ experience in New Product Development Sourcing
  • Automotive Industry experience

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Supply Chain Management degree.

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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