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Senior Commodity Specialist in Coimbatore at CIRCOR Career Site

Date Posted: 1/29/2019

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Job Description


BUSINESS:  Industrial

LOCATION:  Coimbatore

DIRECT REPORTING:  Global Logistics Manager 




Position Summary

This is a global role in strategic sourcing based out of either Coimbatore or Mumbai, India. This position will work with global transportation and logistics suppliers and CIRCOR’s global manufacturing sites for strategic sourcing of Transportation and Logistics services.

Principal Activities

  • Assist in freight management processes such as supplier selection, qualification, evaluation, developing statements of work (SOW) and RFPs, contract negotiations and KPI/business reviews. Monitor supplier KPIs and insure suppliers meet all required and agreed upon Service Level Agreements
  • Work closely with various stakeholders and coordinate between global CIRCOR sites and suppliers in execution of logistics projects
  • Identify opportunities/projects to realize year-over-year cost savings. Drive continual cost reductions and cost avoidance initiatives through direct negotiations, tiered pricing structures, rebates, surcharge avoidance, etc.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of CIRCOR’s supply base strategy, long term contract negotiations, supplier consolidation, supplier relationship management.
  • Work closely with business units and provide escalation support as needed when supplier performance impacts contractual agreements – claims for loss, non-conformance to SLAs, etc.
  • Support Supply Chain initiatives relating to Vendor Managed Inventory and Kanban programs
  • Work with and audit as needed, freight payment audit partners - and CIRCOR sites - to insure compliance to agreed rates and service levels.
  • Ensure NDAs, statements of work (SOW) and supplier long term contracts or Master Agreements are properly signed, documented and in place before initiating new business
  • Compile all transportation contracts/tariffs/rate sheets
  • Consolidate spend data from multiple ERP sources
  • Manage accounts payable (aging invoices)
  • Manage ad-hoc freight transportation requests and projects
  • Develop and maintain transportation reference materials such as routing guides and content of SharePoint Logistics page

Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Good Leadership and/or Influencer skills, qualities with strong drive for results
  • Strong Project Management skills / experience
  • Strong knowledge in international trade markets, regulatory compliance, INCOTERMS, maritime, air, rail and over-the-road transportation industries
  • Ability to succeed in matrix organization
  • Hands on experience in driving Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model
  • Hands on experience in Supplier Assessment & Supplier Risk Management
  • Hands on experience in Supplier relationship management
  • Hands on experience in MS Excel (analytical level), MS Power Point
  • Ability to manage stakeholders from across the globe with diverse cultures
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills, excellent English communications skills (written and oral) and experience in using different communication channels and methods across different cultures and global regions
  • Ability to travel domestically and overseas

 Education & Experience

  • Typically requires a minimum level of knowledge that is acquired through a four-year college degree in an applicable field and three years related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience

CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities



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