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Cummins Inc. Sourcing Manager - Purchasing in Columbus, Indiana

Sourcing Manager - Purchasing


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin Working Right .

Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Leads purchasing and sourcing strategies across business units.

  • Provides leadership to cross-functional teams to resolve complex business issues. May manage regional purchasing teams.

  • Defines project scopes, mitigates, risk, and identifies savings opportunities across business units. May also support procurement as it relates to new product development.

  • Implements policies and metrics to ensure the best combination of cost, quality and delivery.

  • Manages sourcing and purchasing strategies aimed at reducing cost, minimizing risk, and optimizing business processes.

  • Determines and helps businesses manage demand and supplier capacity.

  • Manages regional, commodity, and/or new product purchasing teams.

  • Promotes alignment of purchasing strategy with business unit and supply chain goals.

  • Identifies, plans, and implements continuous improvement opportunities within the supply chain.

  • Builds strong relationships with key suppliers.

  • Validates sourcing and contract activities of sourcing teams.

  • Fosters communication among key purchasing stakeholders across business units and functions.

  • Drives total cost reductions across the entire supply chain.

  • Establishes purchasing target process and oversees teams’ delivery against those targets.

  • Identifies opportunities and leads continuous improvement activities within key processes.

  • Leads, manages and coaches teams; provides active feedback and delivers recommendations for training and development opportunities among staff members.


Skills & Experience Required:


Category Strategy Development - Establishes category strategy using Total Value Performance approach to define the Supply Base and Technology Strategy to meet all current and future Cummins' needs; manages risk and inclusion of diverse suppliers.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Cost Management - Establishes and controls product and service costs using functional tools to deliver and track product and services at competitive prices ensures competitiveness of Cummins products in our markets while preserving desired margins.

Develop Systems and Processes - Applies systems and processes to improve and complete work; works to eliminate system and process inefficiencies and roadblocks; demonstrates use of structured work documentation such as communication channels, work steps, procedures, checklists, or flow charts.

Diversity Procurement - Evaluates, develops, establishes and integrates global diversity requirements and compliance; creates an inclusive environment that fosters the need for diverse suppliers to ensure a global sustainable and inclusive supply base to meet Cummins and customer's requirements.

Intellectual Property Management - Assures protection of Cummins Intellectual Property within the supply base and partners with suppliers to optimize the use of their intellectual property for Cummins future competitive advantage by engaging the legal function; assures appropriate separation of Cummins' inventors from Supplier Intellectual Property to avoid Intellectual Property poisoning that could inhibit Cummins' ability to freely invent.

Negotiations Excellence - Utilizes tools and methods in negotiations to achieve Cummins stakeholder objectives and achieve a mutually agreed upon all contract terms between all parties.

Purchasing Ethics - Avoids supplier engagement that may compromise supplier sourcing, selection, and management processes and seeks counsel to ensure compliance.

Supplier Capacity Management - Leverages Cummins marketing forecast processes and data required from suppliers for capacity planning; negotiates capacity requirements in supplier contracts to deliver the lowest Total Cost of Ownership; links interrelationship between capacity management and product quality; assesses suppliers to ensure that they are capable of meeting Cummins total demand for both production and aftermarket.

Supplier Tooling Management - Manages supplier tooling strategy by noting the impact on Total Value Performance throughout the product life cycle to accurate piece price, leverages Cummins-owned tooling procedure and ensures continuance of supply from that supplier or another by use of that specific tooling, by using proper Letters of Intent and bailment agreements; tracks and maintains inventory of which tooling Cummins has paid for and owns.

Supply Base Risk Management - Minimizes supplier risk to Cummins by proactively mitigating risks through use of risk analysis tools and risk mitigation playbook to manage three key risks including continuity of supply, reputational risk, and risk to our margins of parts by minimizing disruption and services throughout supply chain; manages and leverages supplier selection and dual sourcing opportunities as a first line of defense against supplier risk.


Minimum of 5 years professional experience.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university or equivalent degree in a related business field such as supply chain management.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Corporate Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jun 11, 2019, 11:00:00 PM

Unposting Date Sep 30, 2019, 10:59:00 PM

Req ID: 190002GB