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Electronics Global Sourcing Leader

Company: Spectrum Brands
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

The Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) business of Spectrum Brands is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, faucets, and commercial locksets and doors, with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset--, Weiser--, Baldwin--, National Hardware--, Stanley--, FANAL--, Pfister---, EZSET--, and Tell. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister), and #1 in U.S. retail commercial locksets. Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. Job Summary The ideal candidate will drive the development of commodity strategies for the electronic materials used in fastest growing segment of Spectrum HHI Business- Residential Electronic Locks. Working in alignment with various stakeholders, our ideal candidate will drive key strategies for optimum sourcing. This includes supplier identification & selection, support of early supplier involvement during initial product development phases, supplier qualification, and execution of on-going cost reduction initiatives across the supply base. Performs a variety of tasks allowing for a wide degree of creativity and latitude. Travels as required for the successful completion of duties Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • (10%) Drive electronics supply base toward lowest total cost of ownership in consideration of vendor cost, quality, delivery, and product performance
  • (30%) Work with Development Teams, Supply Chain, Engineering, Electronic contract manufacturers and suppliers to select electronic components that are optimized for system performance/cost, Design for Manufacturability and Design for Testability
  • (30%) Ensure supply continuity working with both contract manufacturing (EMS) partners and strategic component suppliers by proactively managing component lead times and expediting materials as required
  • (10%) Create sourcing strategies that align with company business objectives and product roadmap, including leading or participating in supplier selection, capability assessments, quality improvement and supplier readiness
  • (5%) Work with Hardware Engineering and external contract manufacturers to address component issues including Electronic End of Life Components
  • (5%) Ownership of detailed bill of material (BOM) and associated cost; you will drive BOM reviews of PCB Boards with internal teams
  • (5%) Manage RFI/RFQ's, quote analysis, and negotiate commercial agreements with global suppliers
  • (5%) Evaluate, measure and report Supplier performance metrics and scorecards Education and Experience Profile
    • 6+ years sourcing experience sourcing/procurement of electronic components
    • BS/MS Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or BS/MS Business with very strong electronics experience
    • Extensive industry experience on Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) or Electronic Contract Manufacturing
    • A Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or other related professional certification, completed or in progress is desired.
    • Experience in supply chain operations and/or management is plus Required Skills
      • A proven ability to drive lower costs through regional/global consolidation.
      • Considerable knowledge of sources of supply, markets, price, and commodity trends, with the ability to accurately predict marketplace events and develop both long-range strategy and short-term contingency plans.
      • Strong analytical skills required.--
      • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to make presentations and influence people at all levels of the organization.
      • Ability to manage multiple projects and activities that often have competing priorities.
      • Global citizenship awareness - International business experience working globally across cultures and time zones
      • Advanced proficiency in MS Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Outlook. Working conditions are normal for an office environment. The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
        Spectrum Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to Inclusion and Diversity. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Spectrum Brands complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Spectrum welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Priority may be given to current employees or local candidates.

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