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Services Sourcing Senior Manager

| Greater Denver Area

Job Description:

The Strategic Sourcing Manager is a complex role within the purchasing organization of Arrow Intelligent Systems that requires a number of skills, qualifications and attributes. The role is responsible for more than just buying commodities on a global basis. The global commodity manager co-ordinates the overall procurement strategy. This involves in depth understanding of the market, supplier sourcing, risk and performance management••Due to the fact that the global commodity manager operates on a global basis, this person must demonstrate a full understanding of the global commodity market. They need to be able to identify new opportunities and innovation and ensure that these are exploited. The global commodity manager must also be able to minimize risk by developing risk mitigation strategies through an appropriate supplier network while maintaining continuity of supply and reduce risk within the supply chain as a whole.

 

This person recommends cost saving proposals, including make-versus-buy analysis or alternative sourcing. Works with executive management to address all aspects of commodity management, including procurement support, commodity business plans, market trends assessment, pricing, and product availability.

 

This position requires expertise in a wide variety of assigned commodities common in computer system integrations.

•Responsible for the development and implementation of strategic s commodity strategies for key suppliers and services used in the AIS manufacture of Value Added Products

•Management of large spend electronics components portfolios sourced on a Global scale

•Active participation in new product development assuring that proper commodity and supplier decisions are made when sourcing for new product development

•Successfully develop and manage the supply base to drive lowest total cost of ownership

•Responsible for key deliverables, supplier selection/negotiations, cost/inventory management, new product material readiness, and life cycle management.

•Work closely with entire commodity management team to meet goals and objectives as defined by the Corporate Executive team to meet gross margin targets.

•Establish and maintain strategic supplier relationships, lead negotiations of agreements with key suppliers, establish consistency of key supplier’s metrics through active engagements in capital acquisition and planning process.

•Develop and manage quarterly business reviews (QBR’s) for their specific commodities

•Drive Arrow AIS and supplier cross function activities to reduce costs and maximize quality

•Drive social responsibility requirements (suppliers assessment/audits) to the supply base

•Set up and facilitate Management level meetings between Arrow AIS and the suppliers

•Manage all up/down flex opportunities with suppliers 

•Work with suppliers and Value Added Manufacturing on terms and inventory levels to minimize piece price variances

 

Bachelor’s degree and/or 7+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in sourcing, procurement and/or contract negotiations

Experience supporting electronics manufacturing operations with global commodities sourcing

Experience implementing contracts and negotiating costs with supplier

Experience implementing and reporting supplier performance measurement

Experience managing commodities sourcing professional

Proficient utilization of web-based procurement tools and online bidding activity to ensure performance objectives are realized

Strong background supporting  a Value Added or EMS  Manufacturing Environment, with a working knowledge of a ERP System.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as existing client contracts, purchase requisitions and requests for quotes from suppliers

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume

Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 

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Location

Our offices are approximately 15 miles south of Downtown Denver. Employees enjoy the easy access to the light rail station and I-25.

An Insider's view of Arrow Electronics, Inc.

What's something quirky about your company?

As a tech company, we showcase the use of tech all throughout our building. We hang art over the building made of various consumer electronics and we even have access to an Electronics Testing lab. My R&D team also loves to make fun code names for our projects, we recently launched Project Deathstar (announced as ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer)!

Stephen

Manager, Product Management and Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

There is a big drive at Arrow to support tech entrepreneurs, so part of my job involves collaborating and working with local startups - you’d be amazed to see the new ideas coming out of Denver! I get to work closely with local incubators and accelerators, and also plan events and sessions for big events like Denver Start Up week.

Lia

Marketing Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I first began my career at Arrow six years ago as a summer intern on the Customer Support team. The career growth I have achieved since has led me to my current role as Delivery Manager of Arrow.com. Through mentorship programs and working with a team that values trust while promoting curiosity, the experiencing has been nothing short of rewarding.

Kristen

Delivery Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

In today’s fast moving world my team is continually collaborating with the business to evolve our digital channels. Combining competitor insight, industry best practices and innovative capabilities we can react quickly to changing needs, design robust solutions, as well as developing innovations for future growth.

Michelle

Director, Technology & Planning

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office promotes an open and active vibe that inspires collaboration with your fellow coworkers. The overall environment supports our focus on driving innovation forward.

Taylor

Asset Specialist

What are Arrow Electronics, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Arrow Electronics, Inc. Benefits Overview

•Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
•401k, With Matching Contributions
•Competitive Paid Time Off
•Health Savings Account (HSA)/Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Options
•Short-Term/Long-Term Disability Insurance
•Parental Leave Options
•Employee Discount on Annual RTD Pass
•Wide Variety of Growth Opportunities
•Casual Work Environment

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes, Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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