Sourcing Engineer

ID: 59   |   Job Posted on: 11 Oct, 2021



Tijuana, Mexico

Description of Role

Business overview

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).

Job Overview

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

Job Responsibilities

  • 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:
    • supplier selection
    • component design-in
    • single/second sourcing
    • product life cycle pricing
    • early supplier involvement
    • PPV (Cost saving)
    • QBR
  • 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 Competencies

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
  • Good communication and negotiations skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred

Application Form

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