Supplier Management Lead

Job description

This is a role that will focus on optimizing the performance of Suppliers. The role will have responsibility to rollout the supplier management model to 15-30 suppliers in the automotive industry. They will have responsibility to ensure that the performance of the supplier continues to meet expectations and that the category is performing to stated performance goals. They will work with the supplier pool and the business unit to support all aspects of supplier performance including collecting data, analyzing, and reporting results and facilitating plans to drive performance improvements.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Partner with strategic sourcing to understand SLA’s and other contractual terms
  • Coordinate with supplier on plan for collecting and managing performance data
  • Develops and drives supplier scorecards and ongoing supplier performance improvement working with supply base
  • Meeting with suppliers on Weekly, Monthly and quarterly intervals to support operational requirements.
  • Enhances supplier relationships by developing and continually improving upon post-award supplier processes
  • Perform as functional bridge amongst external vendors as well as internal stakeholders
  • Ensure enterprise-wide needs for due diligence, risk assessment and continuing vendor monitoring are being accomplished
  • Work on special projects as requested by management; supports all levels of department management and may participate on specific workgroups as requested

Additional Qualifications

– Experience utilizing supplier spend management software or other tools for tracking supplier performance and productivity savings

– History supporting a supplier management program tracking contract compliance, SLAs, incentives and rewards

– Experience in the auto industry preferred

Experience & Education

– Bachelor’s degree

– 2+ years of supplier management experience

– Intermediate-to-high proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

– Technologically proficient in Microsoft Office and other business productivity software

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