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Director Global Commodity Management - Electronics

Company: Plexus Corp.
Location: Neenah
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Your journey to building a better world starts here!


We help our customers deliver products that have a profound impact on people's lives. From ultrasound units and 3D printing to network security applications and in flight Wi-Fi, we help create products that build a better world. Now, more than ever, we are making an impact on the world as we support products used in the fight against COVID-19.

We're a global team of over 19,000 Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Aftermarket Service experts that partner with our customers to bring their products to life through inspired innovation and world-class customer service.

We are currently hiring for full-time, immediate, career opportunities even as we continue to work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19. Our interview process is now performed virtually for your safety and our own. Whether you're looking to start, make a change, or advance your career, find your path at Plexus and leave your mark on the world around us.


Engaging and challenging projects that fulfill and develop you. People that support and inspire you to realize your full potential. A workplace centered on collaboration and integrity. At Plexus, we're at our best when opportunities are met with passion, open communication and teamwork.


As the Director of Global Commodity Management you will be responsible for developing an effective team of Global Commodity Managers, and will have responsibility for supplier performance across the assigned commodity segment. This oversight includes, but is not limited to:

  • Determine global sourcing strategies for electronic component commodity families
  • Plan and steer execution of strategy via cross-organizational collaboration
  • Improve supplier performance via competitive quoting, negotiations & contracting
  • Develop supplier partnerships to complement the Plexus customer value proposition

To assist you in the execution of these responsibilities you will have a team of resources located across the globe. Overall, your mission will be to implement sourcing strategies focused on lowest total-cost-of-ownership and best-in-class supply chain flexibility. This is a key role: the processes in scope have a direct impact on profit margins, market share and working capital.

Key Job Accountabilities

  • Develop professional executive-level relationships with key suppliers to ensure Plexus maintains access to decision-makers and remains fully informed about market developments.
  • Monitor component market conditions and provide timely communication of price and lead-time changes. Provide written and verbal summaries for both internal and external executive audiences.
  • Develop and maintain a system of supplier segmentation; assess gaps and opportunities within each segment. Manage the award of spend to effect improvement in overall segment performance. Make award decisions based on competing metrics of material availability, inventory levels, payment terms and material cost
  • In agreement with the VP - Global Sourcing, set performance targets for the group. Represent team progress to stated goals at monthly operating reviews. Benchmark performance targets against industry norms.
  • As a member of the global sourcing leadership team, develop new procurement capabilities in concert with supply chain, operations and regional colleagues.
  • Execute Plexus' Best People strategy, with focus on evaluating potential, driving succession planning and ensuring employees receive the development and coaching required to realize their full potential.

Additional Accountabilities

  • Interface with Plexus' Customer and Sector Teams to recognize customer needs and support customer supply chain strategies.
  • Realize opportunities to enhance Plexus' supply chain offerings via strategic planning, risk management, change management and/or cross-functional process development
  • Ensure supplier contracts are consistent with Plexus business policy, and enforced.
  • Ensure suppliers are in compliance with Plexus policy.
  • Occasional travel may be required to meet the needs of the business (estimated 33%).

What we are looking for:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree is preferred. Some preference for an electrical engineering background.
  • Demonstrated commodity management and supply chain management expertise in companies with a global supply chain footprint (both manufacturing & supply base).
  • Experience sourcing within the commodity families of Interconnects, Passives, Power Supplies, Batteries, Relays, Switches, Memory, Displays and/or all categories of Semiconductors.
  • A history of driving results through a team of global direct reports, and ideally, some experience leading mutli-layered teams.
  • Knowledge of the Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry, either as an employee or as a customer is higlhly desireable.
  • Fifteen years of related experience is preferred.

This document does not represent a contract of employment and is not intended to capture every possible assignment the incumbent could be asked to perform.

Some offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a drug screen and upon completion of a confidentiality agreement.

Our Values and How We Lead behaviors guide our processes. Plexus does not make employment decisions based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourage all to apply today!

Globally, our policy is to recruit people from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, our company does not typically undertake sponsorship, including for H-1B, TN, and other nonimmigrant visas. Additionally, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. persons." "U.S. persons" are generally defined as U.S. citizens, nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

Keywords: Plexus Corp., Green Bay , Director Global Commodity Management - Electronics, Other , Neenah, Wisconsin

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