Sensata Technologies, Inc. Commodity Specialist in Attleboro, Massachusetts

Sensata is currently seeking a Commodity Specialist for In-direct Procurement. This is an exciting opportunity that offers high visibility and growth potential In-Direct Procurement role working on global commodities with key stakeholders including those at the highest levels in the company. Motivated and assertive candidate will help drive sourcing excellence and cost reduction opportunities with a strategic mindset and approach. This position is at our US Headquarters site in Attleboro, MA.

Primary responsibilities involve expertise in sourcing, procurement process, strategy development, supply base management, contract and price negotiation, customer support and purchase order processing for indirect commodities on a global and regional scale. Analytical skills related to negotiation, contract development and value add opportunities highly desired. Indirect commodity experience will be highly desired.

Day to day duties would include:

  • Leading cross functional teams in the execution of medium to large strategic sourcing initiatives and the implementation of category strategies.

  • Looking for demand management opportunities and to leverage multi-divisional requirements and aggregate spend to create larger sourcing pools to increase savings and value to Sensata.

  • Preparing and executing negotiation plans and involves Sensata legal as necessary

  • Collaborating with functional areas to populate sourcing events, making decisions on sourcing event structure, supplier pool, selection criteria and event outcome criteria.

  • Supporting Global Category managers in the strategic development and delivery of select global and regional sourcing events.

  • Implementing communication strategies to ensure accurate and timely flow of information to leaders, business partners and suppliers

  • Delivering on corporate aligned procurement objectives supporting total company strategic vision.

Global Supplier Management:

  • Managing strategic supplier relationships.

  • Maintaining fair, courteous and productive relationship with all Sensata suppliers and reinforces Sensata€™s positive brand image within the supplier community

  • Systemically and strategically searching for innovative products, services, approaches and strategic models to support Sensata€™s low-cost, best value strategy.

  • No direct reports for current opening but future opportunities for direct reports leadership role for the right candidate.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors€™ degree (procurement, business) Master€™s degree a plus;

  • 5 plus years of procurement experience required;

  • Preferred In-Direct Procurement experience;

  • Demonstrated skills in contracts and negotiations management;

  • 15% International and domestic travel is required

Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees€™ skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.

Our Vision is to be:

  • A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection

  • Satisfying the world€™s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment

  • A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice.

NOTE: If you are a current Sensata employee (or one of our Affiliates), please back out of this application and log into Workday via the Company Intranet to apply directly. Type FIND JOBS in the Workday search bar.

Requisition ID: IRC27138