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Carrier Strategic Supplier Manager in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

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United States of America


CAF77: CCS - CIB 13995 Pasteur Blvd , Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33418 USA

CARRIER is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems. With revenue of $18B, it operates 51 factories and 39 research & design centers worldwide with more than 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 180 countries. At CARRIER Operations is the combined functions of Supply Management, Quality and Manufacturing. We buy, build and continuously improve the creation of products and services that keep our customers coming back. CARRIER Operations is a powerful link between the design and marketing of our products and their ultimate delivery to the customer. That's a big challenge; we do it every day in every corner of the world, with increasing quality, pride and passion!

Job responsibilities:

If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and are looking for an opportunity to develop your supply chain career, then we have a great opportunity for you! We are seeking a motivated, upcoming MBA graduate to contribute to our supply chain effectiveness.

Specific responsibilities for this position include:

  • Develop a strategic plan for a specific commodity or strategic supplier(s)

  • Responsible for overall relationship for one or more strategic suppliers for that specific commodity

  • Coordinate appropriately with supplier quality team for specific commodity issues including relentless root cause analysis and error-proofing to mitigate impact to the business

  • Lead in negotiating prices, assessing supplier capabilities, selecting new suppliers, narrowing supplier base, and working with suppliers to establish mutually beneficial relationships and improve their ability to provide quality, cost effective materials while minimizing inventory

  • Ensures supplier or commodity is performing to the designed Carrier requirements from delivery, quality and cost perspective

  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or company policies, procedures, work rules, standards and guidelines, etc.

Education / certifications:

  • BA/BS degree w/5+ years experience, 3.0 GPA required; 3.2+ preferred

  • MA/MS degree w/3–5+ years experience, 3.0 GPA required; 3.2+ preferred

  • Degree in business management, procurement or supply chain management preferred

Experience / qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Cost reduction project leadership experience in a related environment preferred

  • Technical acumen / understanding of commodity management and ability to quickly learn products and industry

  • Ability to work effectively with cross-cultural suppliers on technical and logistics issues

  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail, and superior follow-up and follow-through skills

  • Team player and influencing skills required to establish and sustain a lean culture

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Candidate must be a current U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident

Carrier is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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