Sr. Sourcing Manager

  • Portland, OR
  • 2022-09-22

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Sr. Sourcing  Manager-Portland OR


  • Manage and improve key global supplier relations focused on Quality, Logistics, Cost and Innovation.
  • Support division P&L by engaging with critical stakeholders with regard to supply resilience, procure-to-pay efficiency, category alignment, and executing CoGS targets.
  • Draft, negotiate, implement and maintain global agreements with assigned suppliers.
  • Prepare and execute negotiations on terms & conditions for assigned suppliers.
  • Manage escalations regarding delivery, quality and overall performance issues.
  • Develop and deliver on CoGS reduction initiatives.
  • Generate actionable supply market knowledge (outside-in view) for assigned (sub) category.
  • Ensure supply continuity by screening & assessing suppliers.
  • Run risk management program with assigned suppliers, incl. RCCMs when needed.
  • Support and contribute to global procurement strategy of company Materials & Structural Analysis division (“MSD”).
  • Build and actively maintains relationships with sourcing colleagues in other MSD sites as well as other departments (R&D, Operations, Quality, Finance and Legal), which include setting up and leading Supplier Account Teams.
  • Act as Sourcing Project Leader (“SPL”) for NPI project teams to secure supply chain decisions that are in line with the sourcing (sub-category) strategy
  • Assure timely procurement contribution to PMP milestone gates (cost control, risk, and supply continuity)
  • Ensure that PMP deliverables are met, and deviations/risks are identified, and addressed with Analytical Instruments Group (“AIG”) category teams
  • Maintain a supply chain map incl. tooling/testing requirements throughout a project
  • Cooperate with FP&A and R&D project leader to establish a CoGS monitor in place and updated
  • Ensures risk buys are executed by site operations purchasing team
  • Initiate ramp-up planning with supplier
  • Contribute to value chain optimization
  • Ensure alignment and synergies across company divisions where possible

Qualifications-Semiconductor strongly experience preferred


Bachelor’s Degree required (preferably in Mechanics/Electronics/Business/Industrial Engineering, or Supply Chain Management)


  • 10 years of experience (at least 5 years in the field of purchasing and with innovation NPI process)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Preferably trained in specialized Sourcing/Purchasing/Procurement skills
  • Analytical / systematic, practical approach
  • Good communication skills (reporting, interpersonal)
  • Excellent English language skills (verbal and in writing


This position requires a person that has a consistent track record of being able to work in a complex and ever evolving environment, is used to work with a large scope of responsibilities and can set priorities. Ideally has a background in Sourcing, Supply Chain and/or Project Management roles, preferably in a High-Tech Systems environment with high diversity and low volumes.