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Supplier Management Supplier Manager Lead- BTP Metal

8 - 12 Years

you’ll be our:  Supplier Manager Lead -Build to Print parts

you’ll be based at: IBC Knowledge Park, Bengaluru

you’ll be Aligned with: Head - Mechanical Commodity - Supplier Management

you’ll be a member of:Operations


What you’ll do at Ather:


  • Be resident supplier manager to design and execute sourcing strategies for the built to print commodity majorly on casting ,forging, machined & Fabrication parts, both short and long term plans.

  • Lead the team to identify the new potential suppliers as per the drawing requirements, latest technology trends and shifts, competition risks et al. Assess supply chain risks and ensure having mitigation strategies in place.

  • Drive and Monitor the selection processes for new suppliers, from identification of potential suppliers to qualification, audits, assessments & contracting and up to the validation of processes.

  • Drive the team to Involve in the initial technical review meetings with potential suppliers along with the manufacturing engineering team.

  • Collaborate with the engineering team, finance to understand the should-cost reports, and identify levers to bridge the gaps between should cost and quotes

  • Identify and establish Part Cost/NRE cost/Lead Time structures for your commodity and sub commodity parts & meet cost, quality, and timeline targets for the Program.

  • Execute contracts with suppliers to secure commitment on cost, quality and delivery and mitigate potential risks associated with SLAs 

  • Align to the organisational long term forecast and business plan to secure capacities at each supplier partners manufacturing lines.

  • Track capacity at suppliers and their sub suppliers to have a smooth supply chain.

  • Ensure the sustenance of established processes and plan for periodic audit & score card reviews.

  • Devise mechanisms to track commodity price fluctuations impacting the commodity and share impact of these fluctuations to the relevant stakeholders on product prices

  • Ensure seamless implementation of engineering changes & obsolete management at supplier end and ensure price revisions for the same if any.

  • Ensure timely material disposition for non conformance parts and align with suppliers for the next course of actions.

  • Establish cadence with the engineering & MQA team to evaluate current performance of the supply base and devise a course of action for improvement, and support implementation

  • Monitor timely payment to all supplier partners as per the agreed credit terms.




Here’s what we are looking for: 


  • Prior experience in supplier development of built to print parts such as castings, forging, machining , sheet metal and fabrication parts.

  • Strong knowledge on 4S ; Scouting , selecting, securing & supplier relation management.

  • Good experience on understanding of supplier landscape, value chain mapping & understanding Zero based costing.

  • Ability to drive the team on  Spend analysis, negotiations, and good understanding of commercials & INCO terms.

  • Prior experience on understanding service level agreements, contract analysis and negotiation with suppliers.

  • Good understanding of AIAG manuals such as APQP, PPAP, FMEA & quality certifications such as IATF16949 & ISO9001.

  • Product development life cycle experience and strong problem solving skills are must

  • Ability to lead and guide the team – enjoys collaborating, persuading, and influencing

  • Ability to thrive under pressure – to manage challenging deadlines

  • Strong planning, process management, and decision-making skills

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.


You bring to Ather:

  • B.E/M. E in Industrial engineering or Mechanical engineering.

  • 9-12 years of hands-on experience on strategic sourcing & material handling 

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