ITT Corporation Director, Strategic Commodities in Valencia, California
This value center level strategic manager position will work from an existing CCT location to evaluate current state and develop, improve and execute a world class commodity/supply chain strategy to improve quality, cost, delivery, and financial performance.
Individual will have responsibility for managing specialists domestically and internationally in strategic commodities, negotiation strategies and global sourcing initiatives.
Responsibilities include but not limited to supplier selection/de-selection, evaluation and supply base rationalization; Material Management solutions, including Vendor Managed Inventory, supplier warehousing solutions (3PL solutions) and consignment stock; Logistics – lowest total cost, Kitting, Raw Materials, Integration strategies; Deployment of ITT’s supplier agreements to the supply base. Also responsible for New part sourcing.
Direct responsibility/ownership of Site specific Material Savings goals. Work with Site Purchasing or Materials manager, Site Leadership and Focus Factory teams to choose/develop sources that meet both cost and lead time goals and support inventory goals.
Assuring reliable supplier base, including quality cost, synergies across VC and ITT were they make sense and coordinate between Ops and Quality to drive supplier quality, PPV and other efficiencies and continuous improvement initiatives.
ITT Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Minimum Education Requirements:
BS/BA Degree or Equivalent
Paid Relocation Available?:
Percent of Travel Required:
up to 50%
Director, Strategic Commodities
Skills and Experience:
Requirements: +10 years electronic or machined component or aerospace manufacturing supply chain experience required. Familiarity with manufacturing operations and processes.
BS / BA or higher in science, business or Supply Chain Management. APICS CPM/CPIM certifications preferred Graduate degree (MBA) and / or equivalent experience and education in strategic leadership and business preferred.
Strong supervisory / managerial leadership experience of senior-level supply chain professionals, technical contractors and expert consultants highly desired.
Technically proficient in industry standard systems / software applications for project management and inventory management, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and Management Service Provider (MPS) applications.
Outstanding managerial and employee development skills. Strong executive leadership skills, communication and business partnering ability. Proven strategic thinker and experience building effective organizations. Ability to comprehend high-level business strategy objectives and effectively develop / execute ‘roadmaps’, milestones, detailed implementation plans and KPI’s.
Strategic, in-depth understanding of Supply / Production Planning; Procurement; Materials Management; Materials Handling / Logistics; Warehousing / Storage; Distribution; ERP / Business Systems; Validated Systems; and Data Management.
Demonstrated ability to create and manage work plans and timelines. Able to effectively handle multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Superb time management and communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a positive, collaborative manner. Ability to work well on cross-functional basis internally and with business partners.
Previous management of contract manufacturing / contract testing organizations and Third-Party Logistics (3PL) providers.
Ability to interpret and translate manufacturing supply chain requirements.
Strong financial acumen with ability to perform detailed cost analyses, manage budgets, perform make vs. buy scenarios, and identify areas for cost reductions.
Bi lingual or multi-lingual capabilities preferred.
Must have ability to travel to vendor / partner sites (domestic / international) and attend meetings, seminars, and training sessions as required to maintain competitive edge.