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  • Job reference number:15330469
  • Client ID:RI/JO-1803-404570
  • Posted on:08-MAR-2018
  • Location:LIMERICK
  • Job type:PERMANENT


Cost Management

  • Negotiate global spend for assigned commodities on a quarterly basis to exceed cost of goods (COGs) targets. Lead operations | engineering team responsible for achieving these goals.
  • Lead in the development and execution of negotiation strategies with suppliers, including specific targets for pricing, service, quality, assurance of supply and inventory.
  • Contribute to development of the company's strategic commodity objectives and goals, with defined plans for cost savings, risk assessment and mitigation. Define cost drivers, develop cost models and establish “should cost” estimates.
  • Continually identify and implement new opportunities for cost savings and cost avoidance and proactively track the progress toward these objectives.
Technology Management

  • Align suppliers and company’s technology roadmaps through understanding of market trends, future requirements, and suppliers’ technology value proposition.
  • Develop new suppliers to enable products | solutions to align with company’s roadmap
  • Collaborate with optical and hardware engineering to drive sourcing decisions based technology, cost, assurance of supply and supplier-viability.
  • Be trusted partner and thought leader to product and development team.
Supplier Management and Sourcing

  • Implement programs for supplier selection, supplier performance management and supply base optimisation.
  • Drive commodity sourcing decisions, supplier selection and negotiation in order to meet | exceed COGs by working with finance, product line management and engineering.
  • Negotiate, implement, and provide ongoing management of supply agreements, working with Legal to establish and execute optimal contract terms and conditions with suppliers; including payment/delivery terms, inventory strategies, lead times, price reduction and other strategic issues with key suppliers.
  • Drive requests for information (RFI) and requests for proposal (RFP), and award process for optics and electromechanical solutions.
  • Rationalise supply base and develop targeted preferred supplier list.
  • Coach suppliers to enable them to achieve true win-win scenarios.
  • Scorecard suppliers and lead business reviews with company and supplier executives.
  • Manage supplier factory audits with cross functional, component quality and component engineering teams.

  • B.S. engineering or business discipline with combined 10 years of purchasing and manufacturing experience.
  • Preferred M.S. in Engineering and | or MBA with 10+ years of global commodity management, manufacturing, or management experience in optical transceiver or subcomponents.
  • Direct experience in photonic, silicon, ASIC and/or electromechanical commodities.
  • Strong, positive, can-do attitude.
  • Self-motivated and directed.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and exposure with CEM, ODM and JDM Mfg. model.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive and close cross-functional project initiatives.
  • Weekend support required.
  • Travel Required.

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