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Sourcing Specialist



India Strategic Sourcing leader

Koch Engineered Solutions is looking for an India Strategic Sourcing Leader. You will be part of the Strategic Supply Chain department; being part of the Strategic Sourcing and Commodities group. This position is part of a Global and Worldwide department for Koch Engineered Solutions where worldwide consistency is expected. As a self-contributor, you are responsible to Identifying, Qualify and Develop Strategical suppliers in India which have the capabilities and capacities to support Local and/or Global business. This position negotiates pricing agreements, works closely with Commercial, Business Development and Supply Chain to support our future sales and execution in a consistent way that is aligned to other regions of the world.

A successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Act and behave as a leader to drive transformation
  • Be a bridge between commercial requirements and transition into regional supply chain needs
  • Be proactive to define and deploy the right action to drive virtuous cycle of benefit with our strategical partners
  • Excellent communication with a contribution mindset and organizational skills
  • Capacity to define a Regional Sourcing Strategy and to deploy it locally and globally
  • Demonstrated advanced negotiation knowhow both internally and externally
  • Expertise on Strategic Sourcing for optimal outcome in performing function requiring analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong technical aptitude to understand technical products, drawings, documents, and specifications
  • Thorough knowledge of standard procurement procedures and practices required
  • Must possess skills to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a time sensitive environment to meet all required deadlines and commitments
  • Technical software skills to make spend analysis, presentations and other tasks requested by the function itself

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Understand our future needs concerning Supply Chain with Commercial data and feedback
  • Develop sourcing strategies by commodity for region of responsibility
  • Identify new strategical suppliers according to cost opportunity and Koch risk philosophy
  • Work closely with Quality Sourcing to assess and conduct qualification process in cooperation with other disciplines such as Subject Expert Matter, Logistics, Legal, …
  • Support the development of a Best Cost Country Sourcing strategy to support our Worldwide companies and implement it accordingly
  • Develop long term relationship and agreements with strategic suppliers ensuring a win/win scenario whilst maintaining competitive advantage for the company
  • Insure and maintain competitivity of your strategical suppliers and region in comparison of the rest of the world
  • Define, recommend, and implement continuous improvement where experimentation is the norm

What You Will Need:

  • Possess a minimum of 10 years’ experience on Supply Chain and/or at least 5 years’ experience in Regional or Global Strategic Sourcing
  • Engineer degree or Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain or related field
  • Knowledge of software programs, MS Office, MS Outlook
  • Willing and able to travel 50% of the time
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

What Will Put You Ahead?

  • Soft skilled aligned with the role and company values (Principle Based Management)
  • Sourcing, Identification and Qualification process knowledge
  • Process or Technical Product knowledge aligned to manufacture a John Zink Hamworthy Combustion, Koch-Glitsch or Koch Heat Transfer product

· Direct sourcing experience for fabrication services

  • Familiarity with lean practices
  • Knowledge of the region concerning Supplier Portfolio
  • Capacity and Experience to work with different regions to communicate your outcomes

Why Work For Koch Companies?

  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings


Want to learn more about Koch Engineered Solutions?

• Subsidiary of Koch Industries, which is one of the largest private companies in America with annual revenue more than $115B

• Over 100 years of process technology, intellectual capital, equipment, and services experience

• Major customers are refiners and chemical companies, municipalities, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, food and dairy, automotive, utility, and other process industry customers

• Serve customers with innovative engineered-to-order solutions, Virtually all equipment is engineered to order with substantial replacement business

• 56 Global engineering and sales offices / 17 manufacturing facilities / located in 25 countries / over 4,000 full-time employees

• Approximately 25% of sales are outside USA, exporting to 100+ countries

• Developing transformational connected product platforms that integrate equipment, data analytics, closed loop controls and services

Our customers produce the world’s energy, chemicals, and plastics, and eliminate harmful emissions from the air, water, and soil. We help them operate in a cleaner, safer and more economical way.  

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