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Date Posted
10 Oct 2017
Cobham SATCOM is looking for an Indirect Sourcing Director (internally this role will be Indirect Sourcing Manager) to develop and lead the business unit’s indirect sourcing initiatives across their sites in Denmark, South Africa and the US. Defining and implementing robust and agile indirect sourcing in support of the business’ needs and goals
In this role you will lead the implementation of effective and agile indirect sourcing management processes capable of achieving quality, cost reduction, delivery and continuous improvements throughout the strategic supply chain network for indirect sourcing, in support of the business unit’s needs and goals.
This role is based in Kgs. Lyngby, Copenhagen.

As an Indirect Sourcing Director your key skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain or related field
  • 5–10 years’ experience working as Sourcing Manager mainly with specific focus on indirect sourcing.
  • Experience of negotiating long term complex supplier agreements
  • Certification in Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) preferred, but at least one (1) certification is required
  • Technical knowledge of commodities being managed
  • Recognise the ways that supply chains link value chains
  • Determine the success or failure rate of a business using financial accounting
  • Supplier Relationship management
  • Able to work to financial and time sensitive constraints

As an Indirect Sourcing Director your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Build and Lead global indirect function; setting clear objectives; managing performance; developing skills and competencies.
  • Lead indirect sourcing assessments including core context reviews, make buy plans, and developing and outsourcing strategy as required ensuring total cost of ownership is evaluated
  • Identifying and implementing LTAs and subcontracts
  • Securing a global supply base of all indirect cost that meets the organisations’ cost targets
  • Applying SOF principles to build and manage effective supplier management processes and strong supplier relationships and partnerships
  • Collaborate across Cobham with Indirect Sourcing Leaders to implement indirect sourcing strategies for externally procured parts and services under Cobham Category Management and bundling of demand
  • Lead indirect costing activities and drive cost reduction for all indirect cost efforts. Deriving and monitoring total cost of ownership and indirect cost reduction targets. Improving TCO and controlling Purchase Price Variances
  • Conduct commodity market analysis & supplier profiles for current and emerging commodities and technologies
  • Understand contractual flow downs, quality, qualification, technical specifications, and current terms and conditions for improvement opportunities for all indirect cost
  • Participate in supplier qualification process, and lead projects to improve quality, cost and delivery performance issues with suppliers.
  • Understand existing contracts and supplier performance, conduct gaps analysis, and develop recommendations and implementation plans for all indirect sourcing Globally
  • Develop a process for indirect procurement to understand future roadmap for all indirect costs and continuously improve process to drive down costs on all indirect sourcing
Please be advised that successful candidates must be willing to present a criminal record and go through the mandatory security clearance prior to commencing employment with Cobham SATCOM

About Cobham SATCOM

Our satellite and radio communication terminals perform in the most challenging and remote environments on land, at sea and in the air. We design and manufacture these high performance products under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR and Sea Tel brands providing customers with outstanding performance, value and support through our global sales and service network.

About Cobham plc

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
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Claire Mcdougall
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