Strategic Sourcing Manager - Americas
Sika
Zurich, Switzerland
vor 1 Tg.

Exciting Challenges

In this role you will lead and drive all aspects of sourcing from EMEA into Americas. You ensure the procurement team in the countries achieve the required performance and focus on the effective application of the Sika sourcing methodology for all materials of the category.

You manage compliance and ethical standards with applicable laws, and apply the rules of the Sika’s Procurement Manual and Sika Code of Conduct.

Your responsibilities will be to :

  • Develop new sources in EMEA for critical materials into the America’s region
  • Work closely with America’s category managers on their top high risk materials and support the development of robust supply strategies with sources from EMEA region
  • Actively establish competitive supply chain options from EMEA sources for key materials purchased within the Americas region
  • Supports interactions between regional category managers and EMEA suppliers, local R&D, and procurement to approve new suppliers from EMEA region into the Americas
  • Help identify and develop suppliers in EMEA who can be used to meet needed quality and supplier performance into the Americas region.
  • Identification of saving opportunities and initiation of projects with category managers in Americas to manage supply chain and associated risks from EMEA
  • Key role to drive reliability of supply and lowest total cost of ownership
  • Implementation of the category strategies in the countries and support the man-agement of regional suppliers
  • We Need Your Skills

  • Lead and drive all aspects of sourcing from EMEA into Americas.
  • Ensure the procurement team in the countries achieve the required per-formance and focus on the effective application of the Sika sourcing methodology for key materials identified and agreed with regional cate-gory managers.
  • Ensure that the country teams apply the rules of the Sika Procurement Manual in the countries and region.

  • Ensure the procurement and sourcing process are robustly applied and push the regional team to position themselves to deliver maximum value
  • Work closely with the country procurement teams, identify, and remove potential barriers to success
  • Work closely with marketing and operations to manage supplier performance for updating artwork, launching new packaging, and meeting needs of Sika’s customers
  • Support local and regional procurement team as needed for information needed to support Local Expert Team meetings with marketing, sales, R&D, and operations
  • Create and track strategic Procurement targets by measuring KPI s
  • Take ownership for delivering new sourcing options to support supply from EMEA into Americas’ category manager strategies and helping to drive an increased number of quali-fied sources from EMEA into the Americas to help reduce risk
  • Work closely with regional category managers to provide updates on projects including identified sources, status of qualification progress, achieved benefits and import tracking
  • Work closely with regional category managers to help identify saving projects from EMEA suppliers into the region, ensures supply of materials across all direct categories
  • Assure compliance and ethical standards with applicable laws, Sika’s Procurement Man-ual and Sika Code of Conduct
  • Able to travel internationally (approximately 25%)
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written in English), German and any additional languages are an asset
  • Building Trust Every Day

    How we live our motto, Building Trust :

  • As integral part of our performance oriented yet caring culture we want to you to work your best. Offers such as flexible working / part time arrangements, comprehensive insurance and pension plans, day care for your children are just some of the ways we do that.
  • We offer intensive training and interesting perspectives for anyone who wants to build a career.
  • The chance to bring new ideas, interesting areas for development, and taking responsibility early on are some of the key factors that drive Sika's pioneering spirit.
  • Friendly, personable, and often surprisingly uncomplicated, that's how many of our employees describe their working relationships at Sika.
  • We call this the Sika Spirit.

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