Job Title:  Manager, Global Sourcing


Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Business Unit:  Power Protection & Quality Solutions
Posting Date:  Feb 10, 2024
Job Description: 


About Us:

At AMETEK, we don’t just manufacture market-leading electronic instruments and electromechanical devices — we are using innovation to make the world a better place; technology to improve lives; and talent to solve challenges that matter.

Job Summary:

The Global Sourcing Manager is responsible for the management of commodities related to electronic and/or mechanical nature, striving to improve flow from the suppliers to meet customer needs and reduce material cost to improve bottom line.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze sourcing related data to generate strategy and action plan to improve company financial position through the improvement of favorable purchase price variance.
  • Generate cost savings projects related to direct or indirect materials or services.
    Coordinate the implementation of cost reduction projects with buyers, engineers, operations, and other functions as needed.
  • Coordinate with external entities such as suppliers, other divisions, and corporate personnel, as needed, to assure smooth implementation of initiatives.
  • Lead sourcing strategy teams that are challenged with identifying and developing a World Class Supply Base that will support manufacturing strategies, and Product Roadmaps.
  • Act as liaison with appropriate counsel in developing Global supply agreements to ensure protection of Intellectual Property using non-disclosure or equivalent confidentiality agreement.
  • Develop and maintain long-term supplier relationships that will deliver competitive advantages including lowest total cost, highest quality products, and superior customer service.
  • Maintain Commodity schedule alignment to product development timelines to ensure reduced time to market with new products.
  • Remain current with industry supply trends. Use trend data to forecast material availability and price fluctuations. Present data and recommendations to the Management Team
  • Communicate direction, and lead negotiations with all levels of supplier management, including Contract Manufacturers, to develop and deploy appropriate strategies, contracts, and business relationships that satisfy current and future business needs.
  • Establishing supplier owned and managed inventory to support inventory reduction goals. Identify, lead and drive consignment and kanban programs.
  • Continually monitor and manage supplier performance. Collaborate with suppliers to improve on time delivery, quality, cost and customer service metrics.
  • Audit supplier facilities and submit corrective action requests to poor performing suppliers as needed.
  • Complete various other tasks and projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in purchasing and/or commodity management in an Electronic or Electrical/Mechanical Device industry, with a high mix-low volume environment.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Proven interactions with Suppliers of direct and indirect product and services
  • Interactions with other divisions and corporate personnel
  • This position has no direct reports, however, interacts with Buyers and Supplier Quality Engineers daily and acts as a leader for the commodity projects/initiatives.
  • Bachelor Degree from a four-year college or university, Master Degree preferable.  ISM S.P.M. or CPSM Certification desirable. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proven strategic planning skills, business acumen, ability to work independently
  • Highly proactive work style
  • Able to write reports, business correspondence, and standard procedures.  Being able to effectively present information and respond to requests from internal and external customers as well as suppliers.
  • Able to solve problems using a systematic approach and provide sound solutions to resolve day to day or strategic opportunities.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and goals are required attributes.

Physical Requirements

Work involves sitting much of the time, in an office environment.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

What’s in It for You:

  • Competitive compensation, holiday pay, and paid time off
  • Great benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k), plus matching
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs), health savings account (HSA) with AMETEK contribution, life insurance, disability insurance, and family medical leave
  • Employee referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Exciting, fast-paced environment where you could make a true impact.
  • Opportunities for career advancement within our business unit and across all other AMETEK business entities

Additional Details:

This position is located in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus will keep you entertained all year.  During the warmer months, Columbus hosts food and music festivals, organizes art walks, and provides plenty of beautiful spots for hiking and biking.  During the colder months, Columbus offers ice skating, sledding, and holiday markets and festivals.  All year long, one can visit museums such as COSI Columbus (which was voted the best science museum in the US in 2020, 2021, and 2022!), check out art galleries, walk around the zoo, patron the North Market (a public market that has been around for 145 years), and spend time at the many local parks.

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Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
Incentive:  No

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin