Ability to interact with internal / external customers on a regular basis and participate in review meetings.
Ability to identify business opportunities with customers and support business development.
To keep updated with the latest trend in global sourcing like price trends, capacities with good supplier connect in India etc.
Knowledge of Automotive component industry viz. Chassis, BIW, Power Train, Electric & Electronic, Seating, Interiors, Exteriors, and Proprietary parts etc.
Know-how of China, Europe, LATAM & Middle east suppliers and market.
Knowledge of manufacturing processes and special processes.
Various cost models like Feature based, activity based etc.
Technical Ownership & Delivery
Responsible for creating bottoms up cost estimation of various automotive parts, sub-assemblies and assemblies with identifying various cost drivers as below,
Material, process, overhead, profits and so on.
Technical comparison of similar systems for various vehicle models.
Identify cost optimization levers.
Responsible for Management of sourcing activities related to Castings, Forgings, Sheet Metal, Frames, Machined parts, Fasteners, Bearings and Screws.
Supplier identification, evaluation and assessment.
RFx management and commercial negotiations with suppliers.
Component development at suppliers end.
Program management during steady state supply.
Supplier development for parts/ technology, as per strategic plans.
Coordinating with business units, QA & Product Engineering departments to ascertain the specifications of components, monitoring development at vendor's end, testing/validation of samples and finalizing components and assemblies.
Create and maintain cost models.
Create contractual agreements.
Evaluation of vendor performance with regard to cost, quality, delivery, service and technology.
Business reviews with suppliers
Development and maintenance of Approved Vendor List.