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Mgr, Strategic Sourcing-MEX

Mexico D.F., Mexico
Job ID: 55085



JOB PROFILE NAME: Manager, Strategic Sourcing

GJA JOB CODE: 150371


LOCAL JOB GRADE: Mexico Grade 12

BUSINESS TITLE: Manager, Strategic Sourcing


JOB FAMILY>JOB GROUP: Purchasing>Strategic Sourcing>Strategic Sourcing


REPORTS TO: Director, International Sourcing



PREPARED BY: Giovanny Tipantiza, Dean Edwards and Suzanne Levin Herrera


DATE PREPARED: May 12, 2022



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Global Level Description
Manages experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in assignments. Sets goals and objectives for team members for achievement of operational results. Problems faced may be difficult to moderately complex. Influences others outside of own job area regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Decision Making/Execution
Manages a staff of professional and support associates. Makes day-to-day decisions for group/department. Adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges. Assignments are defined in terms of activities and objectives.

Accountability/Org Impact
Objectives for assigned area defined by upper management. Some latitude to make decisions to achieve defined goal.

Will generally have assumed at least the Senior Professional level of experience before becoming a manager. Regularly applies expertise in day-to-day activities. May fill the role of a staff member in complex situations. Requires a four-year college degree (or additional relevant experience in a related field). Minimum 5 years functional experience including a minimum of 4 years of position specific experience and 2 years of supervisory experience or 4 years of leadership experience.




Job Family Summary from Job Catalog Guide


Manages activities related to procurement, sourcing, supplier selection, product delivery specifications, and quality. Develops and maintains working relationships with supply chain partners. Establishes purchasing processes and procedures for the organization. Evaluate technology needs and procure essential technology products. Ensure purchases remain within budget and on schedule. Manage inventory levels and receive requisitions, reviewing each item for specifications for quantity, specifications, and delivery requirements. Collaborate with other departments to prioritize procurement needs. Develop and investigate supply sources, and issue request proposals, quotations, or bids for those items not covered by any existing purchasing agreement.





Position Summary


Ingram Micro’s Global Sourcing function is undergoing a significant transformation. It is elevating its status, expanding its capabilities, and accelerating value delivery for the organization’s Indirect spend. Reporting into Operations places the function at the heart of the action, working with a leadership team that is invested in our success.  As a Senior Sourcing Manager, you will be responsible for leading sourcing activities for within a category team with the goal of realizing significant value for the company. Value is defined as including but not limited to; cost reductions, improved quality of products and services, contributing to our Supplier Diversity and Sustainability objectives and assuring supply continuity. You will be adept at aligning the function’s strategies and goals with those of your primary stakeholders, engaging them in robust discussions to differentiate their business needs from wants.

You will be expected to develop a keen understanding of the business and, in particular, how your spend category supports it. Your perspective will need to be broader than typical of sourcing roles. Leveraging your knowledge and insights you will attain trusted advisor status with your business partners including executives, professionally challenging them, and presenting alternative points of view or courses of action.


Motivated by stretch goals and high expectations of yourself, you are a self-motivated sourcing “hunter” while being a team player. Given the significant transformation that the function is undergoing you should be comfortable with ambiguity while maintaining clarity of direction, adapting your approach in a rapidly changing environment while never losing site of your and the stakeholder’s goals.

You should understand the differences between Indirect and Direct Sourcing and be able to clearly articulate what they are and how that impacts the approach to a category.


An effective change agent you have a comprehensive understanding of strategic sourcing methodologies and how to use them to construct a meaningful category plan encompassing a 3–5-year time horizon.


This role is demanding, requiring the ability to pivot at a moment’s notice, while advancing your overall category strategy. The right candidate will see this role for what it is – a career defining opportunity!


Education and Experience

  • Requires a four-year college degree (or additional relevant experience in a related field).
  • Minimum 5 years functional experience including a minimum of 4 years of position specific experience and 2 years of supervisory experience or 4 years of leadership experience.


Your role:

  • Responsible for leading Strategic Sourcing efforts within defined spend categories representing significant expenditure.
  • The development of short-term and long-term category specific strategies and plans that align with the Company’s goals for realizing value, reducing costs and meeting financial expectations, while managing vendor performance and relationships.
  • Effectively document, communicate, and gain buy-in for the strategies from global and regional function and Operations leaders. Prepare vendor recommendations for decision-making.
  • Interact with stakeholders to develop, engage and lead supplier relationships that drive the greatest value in supplier quality, total cost effectiveness, enhanced service levels, risk management, sustainability, supplier diversity, and innovation.
  • Manage the ongoing performance of our suppliers including setting objectives and service level agreements (SLAs), tracking and reporting KPI performance, supplier scorecards, and prioritizing and leading improvement efforts where warranted.
  • Create and excite category sourcing strategies including development and execution of RFI’s and RFP’s, document bid events with suppliers; develop selection criteria based on a thorough understanding of the business needs and drive the selection and approval process of suppliers in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Develop negotiation strategies, gain alignment from stakeholders, lead cross-functional, category-based negotiation teams, and implement appropriate supplier risk analysis.
  • Leverage 3rd party subject matter experts and industry networks to secure information on industry category trends, benchmarking, and best practices.
  • Manage contracts, contract negotiation, and contractual dispute resolutions.
  • Develop and utilize a Strategic Sourcing playbook to empower key stakeholders and maximize strategic sourcing leverage, optimize project design and minimize project durations and cost.


Required Skills Include

  • Proficient in Spanish and English with professional working proficiency in Portuguese
  • Ability to interface and make proposals to executive leadership
  • Accomplished practitioner of Strategic Sourcing processes
  • Commercial and business acumen beyond Strategic Sourcing
  • Strong Supplier Relationship Management skills
  • Strong financial, quantitative, cost modeling, and data analysis skills
  • Experience negotiating complex contracts including strategic partnerships, pricing, SLAs, and other terms and conditions
  • Ability to assess suppliers against their contractual commitments and develop performance improvement plans for those not meeting commitments
  • Change agent with the ability to influence at all levels of the organization and with suppliers
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong project management and process improvement skills
  • Problem solving experience in reducing total costs, improving processes, and reducing supplier risk
  • Stakeholder management



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