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Cummins Inc. Sourcing Managers # IN931 in Columbus, Indiana

Sourcing Managers # IN931


Sourcing Managers #IN931

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 Powering Your Potential .

Our Cummins Cummins Business Services Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. 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.


This is an exciting opportunity for Sourcing Managers #IN931 in Columbus, IN.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

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

  • Manage regional, commodity and new product purchasing teams, and promote alignment of purchasing strategy with business unit and supply chain goals.

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

  • Identify, plan, and implement continuous improvement opportunities within the supply chain, and validate sourcing and contract activities of sourcing teams.

  • Critically identify an issue’s scope and parameters while analyzing it from multiple perspectives, and determine the root cause as well as broad implications of issues by applying a variety of analytical tools and processes, including Six Sigma.

  • Utilize extensive experience with managing execution to coordinate performance across regions, teams, and departments on complex projects and work flows, and effectively delegate to ensure completion of complex product projects.

  • Develop the strategy for and lead negotiations with suppliers to consistently deliver contracts that are easily managed by functional owners, and be responsible for Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

  • Ensure that capacity planning is accurate and negotiate capacity requirements in supplier contracts to deliver the lowest TCO through extensive understanding of the interrelationship between capacity management and product quality.

  • Assimilate available data performance metrics and create a TCO pricing model, analyze supplier financial risk, define the business, technical, and qualitative requirements, and accommodate differences in competencies and expectations so that supplier responses may be evaluated objectively.

  • Develop piece-part cost models utilizing extensive knowledge in product cost management and the manufacturing process involved in producing parts, including castings, fabrications, machining process, and injection molding.

  • Determine and help business manage demand and supplier capacity.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Supply chain purchasing strategy

  • Six Sigma tools and processes

  • Manage execution

  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

  • Supplier contract negotiation

  • Supplier financial risk analysis

  • Product cost management

  • Demand and supplier capacity management.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications:

  • The positions require a Master’s degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or related field and 2 years of experience as a Product or Industrial Engineer, Sourcing Specialist, Supply Chain Analyst, or related position.

  • Alternatively, the employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or related field and 5 years of experience as a Product or Industrial Engineer, Sourcing Specialist, Supply Chain Analyst, or related position.

JOB SITE: Columbus, IN

WORK HOURS: 40 hours/week - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

To apply, go to and refer to Job ID # IN931

Compensation and Benefits

Base hourly rate commensurate with experience plus bonus. 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

Other Locations United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Columbus Engine Plant

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Nov 18, 2021, 12:00:00 AM

Unposting Date Dec 3, 2021, 11:59:00 PM

Req ID: 210007IT