Senior Sourcing Specialist
Lennox International
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Company Profile

Lennox International (LII) is a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets.

Beginning over a century ago, Lennox International has built a strong heritage of Innovation and Responsibility. Our position as an innovation leader continually inspires us to promote more efficient energy use and a healthier environment through our product operations. Our engaged and diverse workforce is committed to providing climate control solutions that provide the most value and comfort for our customers.

We are proud to have instilled a shared sense of responsibility and commitment among our approximately 10,000 employees located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Job Description

Location – Chennai, India
Reporting to – Regional Leader – Sourcing - INDIA
Qualification – Bachelor's in Mechanical /Electrical Engineering & MBA Preferred.
Experience – 8+ Years’ experience in Sourcing/Procurement in Multinational Manufacturing.
Commodity Exposure – Mechanical Parts, Machining, Fabrication,Valves,Plastics,Rubber, Insulation & Other Heating/Cooling Parts.

Roles & Responsibilities:
o Play a key role in supporting strategic sourcing projects in India including supplier identification and support of MCR /savings projects.

o Work closely with Global Sourcing team to support strategic sourcing projects.

o Identify cost saving opportunities & drive RFQ for cost savings from sources in India, based on Total Cost of Ownership (materials, freight, delivery, terms, quality, value added services, etc.).

o Sound knowledge on NDA, Contracts & PO terms.

o Good supplier leads and connections across India for Mechanical Parts, Machining, Fabrication,Valves,Plastics,Rubber, Insulation & Other Heating/Cooling Parts.

o Conduct business audits of India suppliers & supplier screening/shortlisting.

o Support sourcing leadership for cost comparison analysis, cost break down, tooling, part analysis, negotiations etc..

o Prepare & submit cost savings business case, supplier profiles, design capability etc.. to gain confidence & approval on Indian suppliers.

o Commodity Exposure – Mechanical Parts, Machining, Fabrication,Valves,Plastics,Rubber, Insulation & Other Heating/Cooling Parts.

o Coordinate & work with SDE (Supplier Development Engineer) for audits, quality improvements, Engineering/sample developments, clarifications etc...

o Good understanding of technical drawings, test plans, o Experience in HVAC Industry & HVAC Components sourcing will be preferred.

Other skills required:
o Good experience in MS Office (Excel, word & power point)

o Good experience in SAP (MM module) & its Navigation

o Good Experience in SAP BW/Spend data reports/Spend Analysis

o Excellent communication skills & experience working in a Global/multi-cultural environment

o Excellent interpersonal skills & stake holder management experience

o Open to travel within India & abroad as & when required

o Self-driven & ability to handle/manage pressure.

Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires at least 8 years related experience.

Has broad expertise including purchasing for lean manufacturing, Kanban and supplier development. May be the in-house expert in specific areas. Requires excellent negotiation abilities and strong analytical skills. Shows exceptional verbal and written communication skills including with executives or in international contexts. Requires knowledge of raw materials, production processes and quality control. Must have knowledge of economic principles and financial markets. Competent in computerized procurement systems. Requires advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. May require MS Access experience.