Strategic Sourcing Manager to Stoneridge

Stoneridge, Inc. is an independent designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic components, modules and systems for the automotive, medium and heavy-duty truck, agricultural and off-highway vehicle markets. The Company conducts its business in three segments: Electronics, Control Devices and PST. The core products of the Electronics segment include vehicle electrical power and distribution systems, and electronic instrumentation and information display products. The core products of the Control Devices segment include electronic and electrical switch products, control actuation devices and sensors. The PST segment is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of in-vehicle audio and video devices, electronic vehicle security alarms, convenience accessories, vehicle tracking devices and monitoring services primarily for the automotive and motorcycle industry. The Company operates in 25 locations in 12 countries. We are proud to supply products and systems to the majority of the most well-known Vehicle producers like Volvo, Scania, Daimler, MAN, Ford. Stoneridge Inc. has about 4500 employees worldwide and has a turnover of approximately 800 million USD.

On behalf of our customer we are looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager who will be responsible for leading procurement activities for a defined commodity group from start to end of production. As a Strategic Sourcing Manager at Stoneridge you will be offered a flexible, creative and exciting international work that will give you the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally!

The role

As a Strategic Sourcing Manager your scope of responsibility may be regional and/or global (in accordance with Commodity Team alignment). You will work closely with the Commodity Manager to provide input to and execute global commodity strategy. Your role involves defining Stoneridge’s current and future global needs for specific commodity groupings. This also includes evaluation of nature of market supply along with process and technology trends and source in accordance with the commodity strategy. The role involves interaction with internal stakeholders to drive standardization and strategy execution.

Stoneridge´s new sourcing partner will manage prices, meaning definition of initial pricing and ensure accurately, resolve or escalate changes in price, calculate lowest total cost quantity/price tradeoffs and work with Planners to execute. You will manage tooling contracts, ensure that tooling information is gathered for new tools including tooling contracts, collect and organize tooling information for existing tools and resolve or escalate supplier requests for tooling maintenance.

This position will require up to 25 percent travel.

You will also:

  • Define and execute strategic sourcing decisions.
  • Source material requirements to the required specification at a competitive best landed cost terms and in accordance with program targets.
  • 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 prototype purchases (e.g. order issuance, delivery timing).
  • Evaluate and participate in the vendor qualification process.
  • IT System (JD Edwards, Proceedo) database content maintenance and integrity.
  • Contract management, 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-functionally.

Experience and competence

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or related field and some years of years of experience in manufacturing or related field. Experience from working in global project team is a requirement.

You have an ability to create and deliver clear, persuasive presentations and your verbal and written communication skills are strong. You have a demonstrated executive disposition along with ability to negotiate at senior levels. You are used to interact positively with all levels in the organization and are able to work independently as well as within a team. Full proficiency in English is needed.

We offer …

… you a flexible, creative and exciting international work with an opportunity to grow both professionally and personally. As a co-worker at Stoneridge you will be offered travel opportunities and global expatriate possibilities as well as education and trainings.

The office with 150 employees is located in Frösunda, Solna, nearby Mall of Scandinavia, with great communications and restaurants. Stoneridge´s business culture is characterized by a strong customer orientation where people act with integrity and everybody help and care about each other. 


We are looking forward to receiving your application. Please apply through our webpage at: as soon as possible, but no later than 29th of October. Feel free to contact Olof Widmark tel +46 (0)70 786 80 99 with any questions regarding the listed position.



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