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Job Title:  Electronics Strategic Sourcing Manager

Requisition ID:  1681

Reading, PA, US, 19605

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


Job Purpose

Under the direction of the Director of Strategic Sourcing Americas, the Strategic Sourcing Manager will administer all activities associated with the procurement of Electronic and Electrical materials in a cost effective, high quality and timely manner to ensure optimum bottom line results using honest, fair and ethical business practices.  The Strategic Sourcing Manager will effectively communicate with all Americas and global manufacturing facilities and suppliers to ensure timely deliveries, excellent product quality, continuous improvement for cost reductions and improved cycle times.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Manages all Strategic Sourcing related activities for Electronic, Electrical and PC boards purchases.
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment when dealing with critical matters within the Corporate Strategic Sourcing Department.
  • Maximizes cash flow as related to purchasing activities, inventory and DPO management.
  • Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and utilize emerging opportunities
  • Establishes and fosters relationships with suppliers to ensure attainment of organization objectives.
  • Contributes to overall EnerSys operations by providing expert advice/guidance to site purchasing and engineering teams during the NPI process
  • Proactively explores new programs for continuous improvements in material and process changes to achieve the best quality, reliability, pricing and delivery from suppliers.
  • Collects and formulates supply chain data, advising Director of potential problem areas and making suggestions for corrective action.
  • Works closely with design engineering to develop manufacturing sources for new products and materials.
  • Arranges for sales and/or disposal of excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Monthly reporting activities to include, but not limited to, preparation of activity reports, analysis of monthly purchase price variances, cost improvement projects and accurate dollar spend activity.
  • Review of KPIs with vendors on a quarterly basis


  • Strong leadership, communication, negotiation, planning, analytical skills, targets oriented, market awareness and familiarity with MS Office Suite and ERP systems.
  • Individual should be highly motivated and committed to professional standards and performance.
  • Vast experience in the electronic and electrical components field as well as in international sourcing
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain or Purchasing.  Master’s degree desirable.
  • 5 plus years as a purchasing professional in a related industry.



Multiple language skills are desirable



Project Management, Interpersonal and Organizational skills are required.  Excellent verbal, technical writing, presentation.



Moderate travel will be required (30%).  Some of this travel will be international.


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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