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Planning Manager in Corona, CA at Circor

Date Posted: 7/24/2018

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DIRECT REPORTING: Sourcing and Supplier Quality Manager      



Sourcing Specialist



Position Summary

Position requires a dynamic, self-driven team member with experience working in a manufacturing environment. The Sourcing Specialist will be an integral part of Supply Chain Team and will work closely with Supplier Quality, Buyers and Sourcing Specialists to execute a time-sensitive cost reduction strategy for purchased parts.

Will support the development, enhancement, validation and sourcing for various purchased commodities for New Product Introduction

Will be responsible for developing and/or maintaining cost reduction and cost tracking activities. This person will have the opportunity to develop his/her unique skills and innovate as well as take on expanded roles to capitalize on his/her potential.

Principal Activities

  • Identify, develop and maintain strategic relationships with suppliers
  • Manage transfers (supplier to supplier, outsourcing) and various project in collaboration with engineering and quality
  • Monitor and continuously improve suppler performance against contractual standards (KPIs)
  • Secure commitment from suppliers in terms of quality, cost and delivery (QCD)
  • Implement cost reduction plans with suppliers by challenging existing portfolios
  • Implement and maintain Long Term Agreements and Purchasing Agreements with key suppliers
  • Lead various sourcing projects and transfers based on internal procedures and within assigned commodities
  • Estimates costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements pertaining to New Product Introductions for Costing purposes


  • Responsible for supplier visits to better understand manufacturing processes and identify areas for efficiency improvement and cost reduction
  • Develops and maintains thorough knowledge of technological developments and trends for guidance of commodity teams in advancements of design, quality, and manufacturing
  • Work with Design Engineering in their review of part cost drivers (features, tolerances)
  • Work at fast pace to review/validate cost models
  • Actively contribute to supplier qualification, selection, and on-going evaluation

Job Requirements


  • Project Management
  • Technical understanding of machining and various processing used in aerospace industry
  • Blue print reading and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
  • Excellent Leadership
  • Strong Data Analytical skills (Good understanding of the ability to analyze suppliers cost drivers)
  • Strong Negotiation sills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good problem solving and reasoning abilities
  • Self-motivated, requiring low levels of supervision
  • Good time-management and self-organization skills
  • Flexibility (to accommodate various international time zones)
  • Ability to achieve challenging goals under pressure

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Management with a minimum of 5 -10 years’ experience in sourcing or project management in a manufacturing environment and significant understanding of new product introduction processes.


Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), APICS, Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) - Preferred


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