Be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Category, supply market, and the category value chain
Continuously align with the Voice of the Customer (VOC) and build preferred partnerships with key constituents
DMF-VS for Category are built, socialized, challenged and refined so that optionality, risks, key drivers and best total cost of ownership (TCO) recommendations are clearly understood (Deep critical and economic thinking).
Agreements are in place and continuously reviewed to ensure they align with ways of working/right expectations.
Information, Data and “best” Knowledge is relentlessly sought, captured, shared, challenged, documented and stored within SharePoint (Knowledge networks and benchmarking in action)
Build and lead a cross-functional team (CFT) to efficiently and effectively support Sourcing/Category Management and Quality Improvement
Assure Meaningful Metrics/KPIs are developed, updated and shared/communicated
Work with suppliers to ensure flawless new launches at the required volume rate, applying sound quality methodologies.
Conduct Quality System Audits on potential suppliers using the Company’s auditing format and approach
Conduct Process Audits on current suppliers using a Company’s auditing format and approach
Develop improvement plans with selected suppliers and verify execution and closure of action plans
Support technical reviews on new products to ensure all technical requirements are met and understood.
Vet new technology partners and provide development as needed
Assist Company plants with issues that arise from sub-suppliers including problem resolution using disciplines such as 8D, 5Why, Ishikawa Diagrams as problem-solving techniques.
Perform onsite verification as required.
Verify before the closure of any sub-supplier issues any appropriate costs to the Company are recovered.