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IoT Supply Chain Sourcing Specialist

Experienced

Omnitracs | Support Engineering | San Diego, CA

Key Deliverables:

  • Source and establish relationships with new hardware and technology partners that support emerging business requirements
  • Develop and issue RFI’s, RFP’s, and invitations to bid
  • Draft and review contracts, agreements, pricing, and service levels
  • Perform value analysis and total cost of ownership activities
  • Participate in cross-functional teams that will assess the opportunities and supply markets to develop, implement and institutionalize various sourcing strategies
  • Overall Supplier Performance; Managing Scorecards / Supplier Business Reviews
  • Maintain and build supplier relationships
  • Supply Chain Liaison to new product introductions related to partner sourcing

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of IoT, wireless, Bluetooth, GPS and SAAS technologies
  • Ability to Locate, evaluate, negotiate, and select suppliers and potential suppliers to gain the best quality, cost and delivery of purchased material consistent with required standards
  • Knowledge of supply chain programs (consignment, JIT, VMI, etc.) and ability to manage project execution of these programs
  • Strong customer service focus to enhance satisfaction, demonstrate judgment, tact and diplomacy in dealing with internal and external customers. Identify alternates for obsolete and/or end-of-life parts
  • Experience with worldwide Out-Sourcing / Re-Sourcing
  • Negotiating year over year pricing and inventory improvement agreements
  • Ability to function in ambiguous and/or time-sensitive proof of concept development environments
  • Strong listening and interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed, requiring limited guidance and / or structure
  • Aptitude for conducting wide-ranging research
  • Financial acumen

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing operations, Business Administration, Supply Chain, or equivalent work experience

Experience:

  • 5 + years in preferred commodity experience: CM, ODM, IOT, Wireless Connectivity
  • Purchasing/ERP experience and demonstrated results in materials shortage management and inventory control
  • Must have negotiation experience and ideally formal negotiation training
  • Experience in worldwide sourcing
  • Proven cost reduction track record
  • Program management skill’s preferred
  • Experience in a large matrixed multi-location company environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Understanding of how IoTbusinesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization
  • Experience in a continuous improvement environment with a track record of achieving significant year over year results
  • Project management and ability to develop strong support for change with all levels of internal and external organizations
  • Effective interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to make decisions and solve practical problems with a variety of variables in situations where standardization may be limited
  • Self-driven, results oriented, and motivated to work effectively without direct supervision