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Strategic Sourcing Manager-ODM

Reference ID: 2018-2901

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Job Description

At Avigilon we are helping solve some of the biggest challenges around safety and physical security by developing advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and products that are used to help keep people, businesses, and cities around the world safer. Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company, designs, develops, and manufactures advanced AI, video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions that help change the way people interact with their security systems.

Founded in 2004 in Vancouver, Avigilon has been a driving force behind the security industry's AI evolution and has continuously been a company that stands for innovation and growth. At Avigilon, you will find a culture of thought-leaders who are passionate about creating exciting new solutions for security and surveillance. We seek problem-solvers who are eager to rise to the challenges of a continuously evolving technological industry, and those who want to make an impact of the safety of people and businesses globally.

Along with other team members, the Sourcing Manager is responsible for the management of Avigilon's Electronics portfolio. His or her primary sourcing responsibilities relate to new or existing products and suppliers, negotiating supply agreements, managing on-going cost reduction, and quality improvements.

Responsibilities include:

    • Develop and execute Avigilon's sourcing strategy and reduce total cost of ownership for ODM (Original Design Manufacturing) products • Conduct supplier analysis, evaluate potential suppliers, and manage the overall supplier qualification process • Develop and create sourcing plans, requests for proposals, and other sourcing documents • Continually lead productivity, quality & delivery improvement initiatives to reduce total cost of ownership through negotiation, consolidation, vendor development, and concurrent engineering • Act as the primary interface with designated suppliers of ODM products, including relationship management, contract negotiation issues, supplier performance and business reviews • Negotiate and implement sustainable supply agreements supporting Avigilon's business, financial & legal requirements • Manage commercial and supplier aspects of new product development and sourcing projects

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge

    • Post-Secondary degree in Electrical Engineering • Minimum of 5 years of in depth supply chain experience with proven abilities in: Sourcing, Negotiation, Contracts, Project Management • Preference given to those who have experience working with Asian based manufacturers • Subject matter expertise in the area of ODM products • Ability to independently assess, define and solve complex supply chain and procurement issues • Experience in global supplier and market analysis
    • Cross-functional team experience • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools & ERP Systems • Demonstrated results in directly related roles • Able to operate in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

Other Items (ie. travel):
    • Will require regular participation on evening phone calls with Taiwan and China based suppliers • Will require periodic travel to Asia for factory visits

Perks and Benefits:

As a full-time employee at Avigilon, you are eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes MSP, extended health, dental, and medical insurance while travelling. You will also receive a health spending account to cover additional healthcare costs, such as vision care, RMT and chiropractor visits.

We believe that diversity spawns innovation - the more diverse our employees are, the more ideas and talents we have to excel as a leader in the technology sector. If you would like to be part of a dynamic team of people who are ambitious, focused, and hardworking then we look forward to meeting you!

Posted: January 19, 2019
Closes: March 20, 2019
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501-1000 employees

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About Avigilon

Avigilon (TSX: AVO) is defining the future of the security industry through innovative, end-to-end solutions. Delivering the world’s best technology, Avigilon’s industry-leading HD network video ma...