The Position: Global Sourcing Manager
Jetboil Inc., part of the Johnson Outdoors family of brands, is seeking experienced engineering candidates with proven supplier development and outsourcing technical liaison expertise for its Sourcing Manager position. Jetboil is the premier brand in portable cooking technologies enabling consumers to have hot food and drink on the go. This is an exciting opportunity for to stretch your technical and global sourcing skills in a fast-paced environment.
§ Identify, initiate and maintain both overseas and domestic outsourcing relationships to eliminate sole source risk and ensure adequate growth capacity in supply chain
§ Provide project management for new products for successful on time transition from Research & Development to the production environment
§ Ensure all outsourced products and components meet the quality standards required under Jetboil’s Quality Management System (QMS)
§ Ensure Jetboil obtains competitive pricing, payment and delivery terms, while maintaining its quality standards
Key Elements of the Role
§ Continuously cultivate and build supplier relationships enabling the company to respond to changing business, economic and supplier conditions and to meet growth, quality, and profitability improvement imperatives
§ Develop and implement a global supply chain strategy, including product and component make/buy decisions and supplier relationship management.
§ Develop and manage the process used in make/buy decisions that include optimizing cost and quality elements
Supplier Capability Evaluation:
§ Ensure suppliers possess the technical, manufacturing, process, and quality competencies needed to make/ assemble Jetboil products.
§ Evaluate supplier capacity constraints and ensure that suppliers are capable of meeting Jetboil production needs
§ Hold suppliers accountable for adherence to Jetboil quality standards, processes and functional inspections.
§ Be present on the ground in Asia sufficiently to interface with suppliers, acting as the project management and technical liaison as well as the relationship manager, to achieve cost reduction and quality improvement targets.
§ Be the primary communicator of quality standards to supplier factories • Identify avenues to partner with sup
Position Type: Full Time
Employee May Telecommute: No
Country: United States
Job seekers must live within: No preference
Required to Relocate: Yes
Willing to Travel: Yes
Required Experience Required: 7-10 years
Contact Name: Suzanne Lewis-Mott