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Mechanical Sourcing Engineer

Tolland, CT General Management Job ID: 1292298


For forward-thinking companies that breathe life into our wardrobes, car interiors, furniture and more, this company is committed to crafting the premium technologies they desire. Facilitating the digital transformation of their industry, their technology empowers brands and manufacturers from design to production, providing them with the market respect and peace of mind they deserve. This company offers Collection Design, Manufacturing and Management solutions (CAD, CAM, PLM, PIM, DAM), Cutting Room solutions and Competitive Intelligence solutions.

Founded in 1973, today they have 30 subsidiaries across the globe serving customers in over 100 countries.


The Mechanical Sourcing Engineer lead sourcing initiatives that consistently and sustainably yield best-in-class product launches, product cost, quality and delivery. This role will be responsible for commodity strategy related with mechanical products and or services including: sourcing strategy, spend segmentation, supply market analysis, supplier capability assessment, supplier recruitment and management, RFI/P/Q development, QCD performance improvement, risk assessment, while managing assigned commodities or services across multiple sites. You must be willing to operate in a highly competitive, fast-paced and challenging technical environment. This is a dynamic role which requires and individual who is highly driven to excel and motivated by results 

  • Manage a portfolio of mechanical suppliers specialized in machining, sheet metal work, mechanical components, or plastic processing
  • Drive execution of mechanical commodity strategies in a collaborative and multi-site matrix environment to achieve both tactical and strategic goals Apply knowledge of commodity market trends and serve as an expert in influencing sourcing strategies and product development (design-to-cost), and in leading cost decrease plans
  • Carry out the purchasing processes necessary to provide the proper goods and services, as required by operations and by the projects (NPI)
  • Define the master vendors list for biddings in compliance with mechanical commodity & company strategies
  • Lead RFQ/RFP and contract negotiations with suppliers to fit cost, quality and lead-time targets
  • Lead procurement efforts for New Product Development requirements / prototypes
  • Ensure Supply Chain qualification before serial production phase (quality, supplier capacity)
  • Develop and manage effective relationship with suppliers
  • Ensure periodic supplier assessment (risks and QCD performance) on your perimeter
  • Lead the yearly (or half-yearly) business review with the strategic partners
  • Manage data integrity in the ERP (SAP) to procure purchased parts
  • Ensure purchasing practices comply with established laws, policies, and compliance requirements
  • Identify, propose and implement all methodologies, standards and guidelines to reinforce the efficiency of sourcing
  • Manage data reporting for regular and reliable feedbacks to manager


  • Bachelor’s Degree/Post Graduate Diploma/Professional Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 to 8 Years of working experience in the related field
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings, technical knowledge
  • Hands-on experience in general and precision machining, surface treatment, sheet metal work, welding, plastic processing
  • Experience in RFQ, RFP, supplier selection and negotiation, performance management
  • Knowledge of procurement (MRP process), Supply Chain, quality standards and tools
  • Highly organized self-starter, pro-active, good team player, flexible, results oriented
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills with the ability to draw reasonable conclusions, clearly present recommendations on sourcing, and to summarize complex issues
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning software (SAP preferred)


  • 10%-15% travel required, both domestically and internationally

LOCATION: This position is based in Tolland, Connecticut with a minimum of working 3 days on site.

Job ID# 1292298

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