Sourcing Specialist

QuantiParts in Zwolle is looking for a Sourcing Specialist
Application deadline 2016-11-30
Position description Main objective is to develop, select and manage the supplier base for parts and initiate, create and deliver sourcing benefits to the businesses such as zero defect quality, on time deliveries cost reduction and lead time reduction. Further secure the optimum stock levels and availability of parts.

-You create a sourcing plan and develop specific action plans to improve the overall performance of the suppliers.
-You execute order process for parts under agreement and verify long and short term alignment and communicate demand by forecasting to suppliers.
-You ensure on time delivery by proactive order monitoring and otherwise inform Sales.
-You solve day to day supplier issues with regard to delivery, availability, and/or payments, you escalate if necessary.
-You manage, monitor and report supplier performance against agreements made.
-You maintain used tools and databases.
-You manage, the supplier performance on quality, delivery, reliability & lead times and costs.
-You initiate any actions to improve supplier performance, and by that ensure customer satisfaction.
-You execute materials demand and inventory planning calculations for all parts with focus on all relevant products.
-You request from Sales and analyse actual demand vs. forecasted demand and implement material management strategy.
-You provide an accurate forecast to suppliers and take care of the material planning, to ensure stock and key parts availability, sales order complete availability, inventory turnover ratio and inventory finished goods.
-You continuously analyse stock levels and advice on what to sell at which price level.
-You ensure customer satisfaction and f.e. initiate actions towards suppliers to continuously improve customer satisfaction.
-You properly follow stock level and any relevant supply indicators and are aware of overall profitability.
-Depending on the workload within the new parts sourcing, you take on other task within the sourcing department.
Requirements Wartsila knowledge/business and process understanding HBO or higher in procurement/supply chain management
English and other languages as needed -10 years of experience in the field.
-Technical knowledge of QuantiParts engines and parts.
-Knowledge of SAP and other MRP/ERP systems.
-Good communication and presentation skills.
-excellent negotiation and analysing skills.
-Cost awareness
-Problem solving & decision making skills.
Country Netherlands
Job area Supply Chain Management