Monday, 19 October 2009

Job Opportunity Regional Commodity Manager - CHQ09091002 -Penang, Malaysia


About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of $5.4 billion and 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications®; products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

Harris Corporation: Regional Commodity Manager - CHQ09091002

Location: Penang, Malaysia (Consideration limited to local applicants only.)

Job Description:
• Position could potentially be located in either George Town or Bayan Lepas areas.
• Where appropriate, either lead or participate in collaborative multi-region/plant/division, cross-functional commodity teams to develop actionable low cost sourcing opportunities, as well as manage the supply base within the low cost region.
• Understand and monitor current regional commodity market conditions/trends, developing technologies, supply chain capacity/ capability, product knowledge, customer requirements and supply/demand challenges.
• With Corporate Commodity Managers and Divisional Commodity Managers, facilitate the selection, development, and management of low cost region Strategic Suppliers to meet commodity cost and performance goals. Emphasis will be to identify cost targets for relevant technology and product roadmaps.
• Assist Commodity Managers in developing and implementing commodity management strategies including supplier assessments and rationalization, negotiation for best total cost of ownership, make vs. buy analyses, vendor managed inventories, inventory reduction programs, cycle time improvements, security of supply, continuous improvement, EDI, and procurement/engineering collaboration.
• Develop, implement and manage low cost regional proposal activities.
• Establish a strong network and foster collaboration with customers, suppliers, key stakeholders, and category team members.
• Implement Corporate & Divisional initiatives to meet desired business goals/objectives.
• Establish, implement and report on specific, actionable, measurable and achievable, time specific goals and objectives.
• Knowledgeable of military, space and commercial product sourcing
• Travel approximately 40-65%.
• Bachelor's degree in Business, Materials Management, or Technical Field or equivalent experience.
• A minimum of 5-10 years of commodity management experience in both electrical and mechanical commodities required.
• Must have a background in Supply Chain, Operations and/or Engineering.
• Global experience required.
• Must be able to proficiently speak, read & write English in addition to local language.
Preferred Additional Skills:
• Master's degree, CPM or CPIM preferred.
• Strong understanding of Sourcing and Sourcing related activities.
• Demonstrated multi-category expertise.
• Demonstrated negotiation skills.
• Ability to understand and implement lean manufacturing, pull systems, and inventory reduction methods.
• Understanding of general finance and make/buy analysis.
• Understanding of Contractual Terms and Conditions and how to mitigate risk.
• Understanding of the legalities of ethical purchasing behaviors and the ability to work with Legal on assuring those aspects.
• Ability to interact/collaborate with upper management and within a team environment.
• Excellent analytic, problem solving, team building, project management, strategic planning, and change management skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Project and PowerPoint.
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
• Experience in all relevant low cost countries where Harris sourcing opportunities may be considered.
Location: Penang, Malaysia (Consideration limited to local applicants only.)

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

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