Sourcing Manager, Cast Iron

Sourcing manager – Cast Iron (Machining and casting)


Responsible for fulfilling the tasks linked to the strategic sourcing process and any commercial issue during the validity period of the agreements within the specific categories. The SM is responsible for the supplier portfolio, and for all the commercial conditions within the agreement.



1. Sourcing and costs management


  • Based on the segmented external market information and internal business plans a long term sourcing strategy is developed and approved/committed by the category team and Purchase management;
  • Responsible for tendering process RFI/RFQ
  • Responsible for preparing negotiation strategy and running the negotiation process with the involvement of relevant stakeholders.
  • Secures that the negotiation is closed by signing a Grundfos framework agreement (FWA) and that the contract coverage for the category is according to target
  • Prepares the Saving budget for the category, secures optimized total cost and follows up on the MPI (monthly) as well as realized savings according to the agreements
  • Participates in cost optimization projects like should cost projects, Lean projects etc.
  • Drive cost optimization through specific projects, Design to Value activities etc.


2. Category Management and Supplier portfolio management


  • Establishes and drives team of key stakeholders (SAM, major consumers, technical resources)
  • Knows the supplier market, technologies, product trends, price trends and the existing as well as future opportunities in the market
  • Continuously optimizes the composition of the supplier portfolio taking risk, cost, requirements (competences, ethics, sustainability, service, quality etc) into account
  • Decides if a specification related to D&E projects has to be met by existing supplier or put into the market and negotiates commercial conditions;
  • Secures that the suppliers are established in SAP and that the information linked to the suppliers and category are kept updated
  • Prepare the annual investment budget (tooling) for relevant categories
  • Participates in supplier classification (K/C/T) in cooperation with the SAM
  • Works with key suppliers on business development sharing strategies, technology road maps and future cooperation
  • Works with auditors to pre-approve suppliers, run audits  and follow-up on audit results
  • Works closely together with the relevant SAMs to follow initiated supplier development activities




Purchase management, General managers, SAMs, Technical responsibles (PTRs, Product management), Program Management and internal purchase staff.





Job Requirements


  • Engineering education
  • Experience with working with Raw and Machined Castings
  • Experience working with Asian suppliers
  • Strong communicator towards both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Experienced in strategy creation and strategic sourcing processes;
  • Strong and experienced negotiator at all levels;
  • Able to take decisions;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Project management skills;
  • Efficient team player;
  • Has at least 5 years of experience in a similar job/area position;
  • Willing to travel.


Location: Inđija, Serbia




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