Manager Sourcing Mechanical

Bengaluru, Karnataka   |   Full time

Manager – Sourcing (1) – Mechanical

Key responsibilities

 Work in a team environment as a key resource for the procurement and sourcing team to

develop new supply sources to improve cost competitiveness and be the conduit between the

company and the supplier.

 Interface with R&D teams to prioritize supplier development needs by component to improve

quality, cost competitiveness or supply constraints

 Research external market information and companies to identify potential sources and suppliers

 Drive supplier selection through robust qualification processes

 Assess new and existing supplier capabilities to meet product, cost, quality, capacity and

fulfillment ensuring suppliers are able to meet requirements for performance, quality, cost and

delivery of components and requirements for TS 16949, ISO 14001 and other applicable


 Drive improvements utilizing Lean methodologies, supplier scorecards and own supplier audit,

ensuring supplier compliance, whilst driving systematic problem solving and process

improvement plans to deliver value

 Track the supplier’s performance indicators, based on their scorecards and rankings, to facilitate

and develop the supply base’s ability to consistently meet or exceed defined expectations

 Develop positive relationships and work closely with sourcing, r&d and npd leaders to manage,

implement and track supplier/engineering, design changes, capacity studies and New Product

Introductions, and transfers

 Deliver results as measured by key metrics, such as supplier supply performance (delivery, cost

and quality), field cost, field defect rate, supplier quality plan engagement/effectiveness, and

corrective & preventative action closure

 Specify and develop product acceptance/test procedures

 Provide technical expertise and leadership to sourcing and development of suppliers with

respect to technology, performance, quality, cost, logistics and delivery

 Provide leadership during investigations of major problems and or special projects focusing on

developing working relationships with suppliers and the supply chain with regard to product

development and procurement of parts

 Responsible for leading the solution for supplier component concerns, driving Advanced Product

Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), customer interaction,

supplier interaction, Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE) support, supplier component

development and approval and supplier cost improvements

 Carry out new supplier validation audits, with supplier support and supplier Advanced Product

Quality Planning (APQP)

 Assist with new product launch by working with suppliers to ensure that key milestones are


 Work with Engineering (Design and Manufacturing Engineers) team to define process

parameters and criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet product and

process requirements

Qualifications and experience required

 B.E. / B.Tech with 4-6 years of overall experience in engineering / manufacturing / automotive


 Experience in Sourcing and Vendor management, Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing and

program management

 Experience in developing and implementing vendor qualification

 Knowledge of quality and business systems

 Commercial and financial acumen

 Strong knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval

Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)

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