Advanced Product Sourcing Manager | Samtec, Inc.

The Advanced Products Sourcing Manager will focus on supporting the Samtec engineering teams in the development of Optical Transceivers, Advanced Silicon Connectivity Platforms, and Next Generation Interconnects. Position also is a major stakeholder in the supply chain decisions from concept to production.

Reports to: Global Sourcing Manager Essential Duties and


-Business and Technology Success

-Partner with Product Management and Engineering leadership in the development and execution of a market leading business and technology strategy.

-Assist with the development of Sourcing Roadmap for Advanced Products

-Work collectively with other team members to negotiate terms and conditions for long term contracts with suppliers

-Support the development of new product introduction in concert with tasks of the New Product Development Group as related to materials

-Adherence to all approved operating budgets including PPV initiatives

-Assist in the continuous improvement initiatives supporting the business unit’s overall performance to objectives and goals

-Ensure departmental compliance to all quality / operating policies, procedures and standards

-Maintain the supplier base to support the strategic growth plan for Samtec

-Provide assistance and perform periodic audits of the Planner/Buyers in all areas

-Provide logistic support for external material & equipment shipments and assist in the overall development of off-shore sources of supply as directed

-Drive regular improvement in Purchase Price Variance (PPV) through RFQ’s, auctions, and negotiations with suppliers

-Transform market requirements and engineering designs into realizable products that ramp to volume and meet cost, quality, and delivery targets

-Support Engineering in new product development to include sourcing suppliers, obtaining samples, and quotes

-BOM & Component Mgt to establish minimum balances, lot sizes, stocking locations, and reorder points Needs to understand usage and manufacturing requirements to identify errors

-Assist with the location and development of suppliers domestically and in Low Cost regions, and engage suppliers in projects to improve quality, lead time, and price/terms

-Recognize opportunities for LCR sources

-Support vendor consolidation process of identifying and developing strategically important suppliers

Education and Experience:

-Bachelor’s degree in Technical/Engineering discipline -At least 5 years procurement experience

-Good understanding of optical technology, products, and industry

-Knowledge of ASIC/silicon design and electrical hardware design

-Familiarity with new product introduction and product lifecycle management processes (prototype development, validation, release and EOS/EOL)

-Knowledge of product manufacturing/test and familiarity with DfX (includes mfg, test, cost, quality, reliability) tools, process and application (FMEA, DOE, DMAIC)

-Experience identifying and sourcing materials based on blueprints and other technical documents

-Experience utilizing ERP software

-Experience with contract negotiation Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-Good business sense/judgment and a strong foundation of business analytics/financial skills

-Thorough knowledge of contract negotiation, purchasing and supply chain management

-Must have good computer skills including ability to work within MRP systems -Excellent verbal and written communication skills

-Ability to set priorities to meet internal & external customer demands

-Results oriented, self-motivated, flexible, and able to adapt in a fast-paced, changing environment Must be able to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously

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