Global Sourcing Manager/Director

                                  

Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate verbal and written fluency in Mandarin Chinese. 
  • Manage strategic supplier partnerships (direct, trading company, key partners). Assure US, China and International material/product flow is efficient and effective.
  • Manage global procurement process – identify and recommend vendors, follow up on sourcing projects, monitor production and quality activities. 
  • Coordinate projects and respond to requests between US and global partners when needed. 
  • Support Marketing and Product Development concepts and needs. Evaluate proposals and negotiate pricing.  
  • Monitor supplier performance and identify cost reduction and value improvement opportunities. 
  • Translate documents, emails, conference calls, presentations and memos. 
  • Schedule and organize meeting logistics and activities that support company objectives. 
  • Draft and distribute correspondence, presentations, and meeting materials. 
  • Travel overseas to visit, approve, and audit vendors, and attend trade shows. Attend meetings with global colleagues as needed. 
  • Manage projects and administrative duties as assigned. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree plus 3-5 years of work experience; or 5-7 years of equivalent work experience. 
  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese. 
  • Global sourcing experience in China, India Subcontinent, and Southeast Asia. 
  • Experience with American, Chinese, Indian, Southeast Asian business cultures. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong organization skills. 
  • Knowledge of engineering, strategic sourcing, logistics, manufacturing, and relevant regulatory issues is a plus. 
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills – Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to navigate within a fast-paced work environment.  
  • Congenial, flexible, a good listener, self-confident, diplomatic, able to anticipate and manage unforeseen situations and highly confidential information. 
  • Comfortable dealing with deadline pressures and multiple projects.  
Location: Bethlehem, PA. Please send resume and cover letter to Rick Legler at rlegler@artskills.com.