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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Requisition ID:  16510
Job Location(s): 

Tallahassee, US, 32310

Job Description

There has never been a better time to join our global company. Danfoss was the first in the world to mass produce energy saving frequency converters and continue to offer a full range of solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy. We are offering a Production Planner position.  You will play a key role in meeting our ambitious aspirations for the future. The growing awareness world-wide for environment and energy savings are enabling us to deliver strong value to our customers and we need you to support our continued success. 

Job Responsibilities

Develops, implements, and leads the sourcing and procurement of Direct Materials Services at Danfoss; leads source teams, analysts, and other project teams to secure contractual agreements to meet business needs; leads supplier simplification, execution on activities to optimize productivity, and quality and fulfillment through strategic supplier relationships. Duties: lead development/execution of direct materials and services strategic sourcing initiatives to ensure optimal quality, cost productivity, fulfillment by leveraging consolidated spend, standardization, and latest industry practices; actively seek sources for existing indirect materials/services; proactively and routinely drive spend analysis activities identifying strategic sourcing opportunities within assigned categories where applicable; identify suppliers, create and issue RFI, RFQ, and RFP documents; lead negotiations and manage all aspects of agreements and supplier relationships; prepare various timely reports including cost savings, cost increases, quote/project analysis; assist with the transition from a decentralized to a centralized indirect procurement function; prepare and review contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements; develop both short and long-term strategy discussions concerning applicable direct materials and services. Domestic travel 15%.

Background & Skills

The ideal candidate possesses these skills. 

  • Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering
  • 8 years experience in New Product Development (NPD) in the Mechatronic Industry (including Electronics, Cables and Harness, Power Electronics & Motors) and with strategic sourcing, including supplier quality, PPAP to qualify parts, supplier assessment for risk, and supplier audits
  • 6 years experience in a leadership capacity involving strategic sourcing, including identifying new suppliers, creating supplier assessment dashboards, and driving business review
  • 5 years of experience in Material Management including phase-in/phase-out of material programs, leading safety stock agreements, low volume high mix configured supply chain and high-volume supply chain, and managing minimum/maximum via SAP system
  • 4 years experience with cost engineering
  • Experience may be gained concurrently
  • Permanent U.S. work authorization

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.


Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.


Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss is engineering technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to be better, smarter and more effective. In growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integration of renewable energy.

Our solutions are used, for example, for cooling, air conditioning, heating, controlling electric motors and mobile equipment. Our innovative engineering can be traced back to 1933, and today Danfoss is a global leader with 28,000 employees and sales in more than 100 countries. We are privately owned by the founder’s family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com

Danfoss is engineering technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to be better, smarter and more effective. In growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integration of renewable energy.

Our solutions are used, for example, for cooling, air conditioning, heating, controlling electric motors and mobile equipment. Our innovative engineering can be traced back to 1933, and today Danfoss is a global leader with 28,000 employees and sales in more than 100 countries. We are privately owned by the founder’s family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee