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Senior Supply Chain Manager

Company: Komatsu
Location: Charleroi
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

The Senior Supply Chain Manager is responsible for managing the supply agreements and relationships with alliance suppliers for a specific commodity or commodities (castings, steel, forgings, etc.). Ensures that all supplier agreements are fully implemented across all relevant business units and that benefit and effect are measured and communicated. Regular formal alliance partner reviews will identify ongoing cost reduction and improvement opportunities. This position will require travel to business units and the alliance suppliers. Preferred location base is our Global Distribution Center, located in Charleroi, PA. There is an alternate option of being based out of either our Franklin, PA or Warrendale, PA Komatsu locations.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain long term strategic supplier alliances, which could be located domestically or internationally.
  • Formal Alliance Management review meeting with each supplier each quarter to measure performance, contract compliance, continuous improvement initiatives, forecast accuracy, etc.
  • Develop and provide all commodity-market-supplier intelligence, "should be" costs, parts cost modeling and market trends.
  • Serve as liaison to design engineering and product managers. Ensure all new product development or part introductions occur with strategic sourcing support.
  • For new projects, the incumbent is in charge of participating in the selection of the best-suited partner, evaluating technological and business capabilities. As part of the selection process, the incumbent will select the pool of partners to contact and will help to build the business model required to make the new project successful and profitable
  • For existing contracts the incumbent is responsible to guarantee timely execution and within the agreed budget, by being the focal point of escalation for issues pertaining to the agreement, requirements and contract
  • Initiates and leads the business model definition including Scope, NRE, Schedule, Tooling, per unit charges (if applicable) and all other business model variables
  • Builds consensus inside the organization to obtain executive approval of business terms
  • Leads other groups including Procurement, Quality and other Organizations in the definition of the contractual terms. Drives efforts required to obtain the timely delivery of contractual material including Product Specs, SOWs, Responsibility Matrices and others
  • Recommends, proposes, negotiates approval, and implements policies, procedures, or programs-may have to adapt plans to accommodate different cultures, business practices, or customs
  • Maintains close relationships with the offices of senior, current and prospective customer and industry partners and suppliers Qualifications/Requirements
    • Bachelors degree in Business or in Marketing or equivalent experience, Masters in Business Administration with strong technical background preferred
    • 5+ years experience in Business Development or Product Management in the capital goods, industrial market, and 2+ years experience in project management or operations
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Professional and dynamic presentations skills
    • Excellent large cross-functional project management skills
    • Ability to effectively negotiate large profitable business agreements at executive levels
    • Excellent desktop applications and modeling skills
    • Understand sensitivities in dealing with suppliers and customers
    • Excellent business acumen and understanding of corporate finance principles
    • Excellent leadership skills and keen work ethic
    • Able to work in an environment with quick changing priorities

      Additional Information

      Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Komatsu, Pittsburgh , Senior Supply Chain Manager, Professions , Charleroi, Pennsylvania

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