Volex is a leading integrated manufacturing specialist for performance critical applications and supplier of power products serving a diverse range of markets and customers, with particular expertise in cable assemblies, higher-level assemblies, data centre products, electric vehicles and consumer electronics.
We employ over 6000 employees across 22 countries and operate 16 manufacturing locations. In our most recent FY we had revenue of $391.4m spread broadly across the three regions (Americas, Europe and Asia).
Responsible for sourcing and supplier management for the assigned commodity (PPV goal, pricing trends, competitive landscape, quality performance, delivery performance, price data integrity, contract/agreement negotiation, lead time optimization & supplier risk analysis, etc.). Provide market intelligent for benchmarking.
To manage and minimize supply base risk. Build strategic relationship with supply base to support company growth.
Key Responsibilities of the role
Development of strategic suppliers to support Division/ category management product and technology roadmap
Define approved supplier lists (AVL) on assigned commodities and sector. Manage right sizing of the supplier base and component diversity
Identification of supplier, component qualification and cost negotiation (not specific RFQ related)
Ensure implementation of the commodity strategy set in:
product life cycle pricing
early supplier involvement
PPV (Cost saving)
Supplier / Purchasing (framework) contract which are included but not limited Non-disclosure agreement, purchasing agreement, quality agreement, VMI, tooling agreement etc. and general commercial negotiation. Supplier capacity planning/tooling.
Improve supplier performance
Conduct Quarterly Business Review Meeting
Mitigate supply risk via risk assessments and mitigation plans
Escalation path for site quality and delivery issue
Maintain deep understanding of supplier product roadmaps and technology trends
Gather and manage competitor information and supplier intelligence
Provide component cost analysis; Support agreed BOM cost targets
Support both local and global NPD/RFQ teams and Purchasing team
Address SCM issues and escalations to Global. Identify and minimize risks in the SCM project and inform management of the risks being taken
Conduct safety management of business partners in accordance with AEO's enterprise standards for customs certification
Other admin tasked assigned by Procurement Manager
Key Qualifications and desirable experience
University degree or equivalent qualification
6+ years in a procurement executive role, experienced in PVC/EV manufacturing process
Familiar with plastic, machinery, metal components, with Knowledge of product development processes
knowledge and experience in PCBA is a plus
Demonstrated ability to work with international team
Sourcing, negotiation and supply chain management skills
Ability to build supplier relationship
Experience with international terms of trade and payment
Strong project management and problem solving skill