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Title:  Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Req ID:  74043
Location: 

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 22643

In our ‘always on’ world, we believe it’s essential to have a genuine connection with the work you do.

CommScope is a global innovator in broadband technology. Our team collaborates with leading Service and Content Providers to build entertainment and communication solutions that are personalized and mobile. At CommScope, we are constantly redefining connectivity to power a smarter, simpler, more connected world. CommScope customers include service providers (cable, broadband, telco, satellite), commercial verticals, small enterprises, and the people they serve. We win when our customers win…and that drives everything we do!

We are looking for a Strategic Sourcing Specialist to join our Tijuana, BC, Team!

 

How You’ll Help Us Connect The World?

 

The Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for raw material and/or expense purchases, commercial management of the supply base, identifying cost reduction opportunities, negotiating contracts, and aligning supplier strategies with the needs of our factories. This position will provide support in actively managing spend at the factory level applying outstanding Supply Chain Management techniques to serve CommScope's internal/external customers and collaborators.

Some of the responsibilities will include:

  • Developing sources of supply where vendors and preferred suppliers are inadequate
  • Negotiating contracts with suppliers to achieve continuity in supply or safety stock arrangements
  • Creating and fostering strategic relationships with the supply base
  • Providing accurate pricing and lead time data management related to purchasing order accuracy
  • Supervising supplier performance metrics ensuring suppliers are meeting key performance indicators

Works with the site Operations team to ensure that sourcing strategies are aligned with site requirements. Develops both current and future sources of supply in support of the overall supply chain strategy. May take day-to-day work direction from Category Managers. Will help in the supplier selection process and problem-solving risks in supply.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

 

  • Sources complex direct materials such as electronic components and a variety of other components with suppliers that are capable of meeting the service, quality, and cost requirements.
  • Ensures database and system level pricing and lead-times are accurate and in accordance with supplier agreements
  • Supports supplier onboarding activities
  • Provides guidance and resolution to invoicing discrepancies
  • Helps coordinate and manage material issues with collaborators
  • Support and/or negotiate favorable payment terms in support of cash flow objectives
  • Identifies categories for strategic sourcing agreements and conducts cost/price analysis for all products under their jurisdiction with emphasis on high dollar and sole source situations. Establish negotiation strategies.
  • Work to find opportunities for cost reductions in support of annual cost reduction objectives.
  • Ensures that all sourcing is based on negotiated competitive bids as submitted by qualified suppliers and in alignment with Should Cost targets (where available).
  • Maintains positive working relationships with supplier base and leads the regularly scheduled Business Reviews with suppliers. Continue to analyze and assess the adequacy of our supplier base for each category and to develop additional sources of supply that were deemed advantageous.
  • Some travel will be required with this role.
  • Processes changes and modifications to component-level purchasing parameters in a timely fashion.
  • Produces, maintains and analyzes purchasing reports used to track and make decisions in the procurement process and communicate requirements with suppliers.
  • Works effectively with other members of the Category Management team to implement category strategies within the identified supply base.

 

Required Qualifications

 

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business or a Professional Purchasing Qualification
  • A minimum of 5 years of procurement or relevant experience.
  • Must have experience in supplier management standard methodologies.
  • Successfully demonstrated negotiation skills.
  • Proficient in cost/price analysis techniques.
  • Bilingual English - Spanish.

 

Perks & Benefits: The candidate will be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including participation in the Company’s Annual Incentive Plan.

 

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What happens after you apply?

 

Learn how to prepare yourself for the next steps in our hiring process by visiting https://careers.commscope.com/how-we-hire

Our diverse work environment attracts forward-thinking, hardworking, and caring people who strive to build what’s next. We provide our employees with opportunities where they can innovate and build while growing and developing their careers. We grow with change and know the value diversity plays in bringing forth new insights and generating better solutions.

 

 Why CommScope:

CommScope is on a quest to deliver connectivity that empowers how we live, work, and learn. Our employees push the boundaries of communications technology that enables game-changing discoveries like 5G, the Internet of Things, and gigabit speeds for everyone, everywhere. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow. 

If you want to grow your career alongside bright, passionate, and caring people who strive to create what's next…..come connect to your future at CommScope.

CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO), including people with disabilities and veterans. If you are seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process, please contact us to submit your request at talentacquisition@commscope.com. You can also learn more about CommScope’s accommodation process and EEO policy at careers.commscope.com/eeo

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