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Cummins Inc. Supplier Development Specialist in Columbus, Indiana

Supplier Development Specialist


We are looking for a talented Supplier Development Specialis t to join our #Accelera by Cummins business unit located in Columbus Indiana.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Executes complex buying strategies in accordance with agreed upon material buying plans, specifically focused on improving supplier overall performance and capacity ahead of demand

  • Conducts complex analysis of sourcing information and presents findings to purchasing and supply chain leadership for process improvement while maintaining high quality product and service delivery.

  • Supports linkage between purchasing and manufacturing facilities and will serve as communication conduit between manufacturing and the suppliers.

  • Prepares and presents recommendations of improvement opportunities and alternative courses of action to senior purchasing/sourcing leadership.

  • Evaluates consistent application of sourcing procedures and processes.

  • Supports purchasing/sourcing management in activities such as vendor management, industry and market analysis, process analysis, and model building.

  • Leads analysis projects/initiatives providing coaching to less experienced analysts.

  • Develop effective relationships with vendors and suppliers favorable for company business.


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

  • Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

  • Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.

  • Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

  • Understands all of the relevant purchasing policies and procedures and complies with them in daily work; Masters all tools required to conduct procurement work.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in supply chain management or a related subject required.

This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


  • Hybrid Model (Must be able to come onsite 2-3 time per week)

  • Intermediate level of related work experience required

  • Develop and implement key performance indicators to measure and communicate supplier performance.

  • Design and implement programs to enhance capabilities of suppliers.

  • Conduct supplier audits and assessments and lead cross-functional teams to prepare and/or develop suppliers to meet Cummins standards on cost, quality and delivery.

  • Drive other supplier development initiatives as needed and influence stakeholders by providing recommendations to ensure long term value for the organization.

Base salary range: 74,800 - $112,200

Please note that the salary range provided is a good faith estimate on the applicable range. The final salary offer will be determined after considering relevant factors, including a candidate’s qualifications and experience, where appropriate.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Columbus Engine Plant

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Apr 25, 2024, 6:28:04 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Accelera Business

Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote

Relocation Package Ineligible

Req ID: 240002FI