Strategic Sourcing Specialist

  • Stoneridge Inc.
  • Stoneridge, Inc., McKenzie Drive, Novi, MI, USA
  • Sep 08, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Since 1965, Stoneridge has designed and manufactured advanced, award-winning technologies including driveline and transmission actuation systems, vision systems, emissions control systems, safety systems, and security and monitoring systems for vehicle OEMs in the commercial vehicle, automotive, off-highway and agricultural vehicle markets. We’re focused on the areas of greatest market need – both today and tomorrow. Our core products and technologies are aligned with industry megatrends including safety and security, vehicle intelligence, fuel efficiency and emissions. Join the Stoneridge Team as we continue to build upon our strong history and reputation for quality products to deliver innovative products and systems that address a need, exceed our customers’ expectations, and motivate our team.

The  Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible  to lead Procurement activities for a defined commodity group from the point of customer award through end of production. Scope of responsibility may be regional and/or global (in accordance with Commodity Team alignment).


Work with the Commodity Manager to provide input to and execute global commodity strategy.

  • Define Stoneridge’s current and future global needs for specific commodity groupings.
  • Evaluate nature of market supply along with process and technology trends
  • Source in accordance with the commodity strategy.
  • Interact with internal stakeholders to drive standardization and strategy execution.

Define and execute strategic sourcing decisions.

  • Source material requirements to the required specification at a competitive best landed cost terms and in accordance within program targets.
  • Coordinate and participate in APQP activities and drive suppliers towards on time product launch.
  • Ensure no disruption of material supply that will result in a production stoppage. Expedite orders to ensure on-time deliveries as needed. Negotiate supplier compensation for non-performance (when supplier is at fault).
  • Drive continuous improvement and cost reduction activities.
  • Manage prices: 1) Define initial pricing and ensure accurately reflected in ERP systems; 2) Resolve or escalate changes in price due to supplier by utilizing the Price Change process; 3) Calculate lowest total cost on quantity/price tradeoffs and work with Planners to execute; 4) Assist in annual standard setting.
  • Manage Tooling contracts: 1) Ensure that tooling information is gathered for new tools including tooling contracts; 2) Collect and organize tooling information for existing tools; 3) Resolve or escalate supplier requests for tooling maintenance.
  • Manage prototype purchases (e.g. order issuance, delivery timing).
  • Evaluate and participate in the vendor qualification process.
  • ERP System (JD Edwards, Proceedo) database maintenance and integrity.
  • Contract review and negotiation, as needed.
  • Liaise with suppliers both on and off site with a view to improving supplier performance.
  • Engage and influence stakeholders in Procurement and cross-funtionally.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or related field; MBA preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in Procurement and/or manufacturing related field.
  • Ability to create and deliver clear, persuasive presentations
  • Demonstrated executive disposition along with ability to negotiate at Supplier’s senior levels
  • Experience working in global project team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to interact positively with all levels in the organization
  • Good English language skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team          


  • 25% Travel

Stoneridge is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by the applicable laws in the countries we operate. Stoneridge also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.