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    Actuant China

    Actuant is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of industrial products and systems, organized into two business segments, Tools & Supplies and Engineered Solutions. Approximately 65% of sales are derived from products holding number one market positions, as measured by net sales. Our strength in each product category is the result of a combination of brand recognition, proprietary engineering and design competencies, dedicated service philosophy and global manufacturing and distribution capabilities.

    Actuant Corporation is a $500+ million dollar diversified industrial company traded under the ticker ATU on the NYSE.

    The Actuant businesses are market leaders in highly engineered position and motion control systems and branded tools. Our products are offered under such established brand names as Enerpac, Gardner Bender, Power-Packer, and Power Gear.

    Actuant possesses strong diversity across markets, geography, and customers. Our 10 largest customers generate approximately 20% of sales.

    Candidate should have a good command at

    German (Deutsch) or Dutch (Nederlands).

    Fluent English is a must.

    Position based: Shanghai, China

    Key Responsibilities:

    Coordinate and facilitate tasks necessary to complete projects within a designated time frame (quotation request, sample and specification transmittal, cost analysis, product development, PPAP,etc.)

    Lead and manage team of sourcing professionals, providing coaching, motivation, training & development, leadership and day-to-day direction with a focus on continuous improvement.

    Interact with purchasing, engineering, marketing, operations, and finance departments in the coordination of project-related activities. Organize and hold meetings with BU delegates regularly to discuss and solve supply chain issues, product issues and collaboratively develop overall strategies for commodities, suppliers and sourcing.

    Act as liaison for developmental, technical, cost, and quality communication related to foreign-sourced products.

    Work with European Electrical supply chain to identify leverage opportunities for low-cost sourcing.

    Develop, maintain and communicate tracking and reporting tools as appropriate on a regular, frequent basis.

    Identify products and suppliers that support market growth opportunities in the EE served markets and work with the businesses to commercialize.

    Facilitate World Class Practices with Asian supply base toward goals of reduced inventory, reduced lead times, 98%+ supplier on-time-delivery and zero defect quality levels.

    Travel domestic Asia and international when necessary to bring issues to closure.

    Required Capabilities:

    Requires knowledge usually acquired through a 4 year degree in business, purchasing, operations, or technical equivalent, in addition to appropriate work experience of 8-10 years in a manufacturing related business or technical discipline.

    Must have a proven track record in Strategic Sourcing and building/managing high performance teams.

    Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills.

    Experience and working knowledge of processes involved in purchasing and inventory management systems. Previous participation in a Kan Ban program and/or cost down teams preferred.

    Excellent written and verbal communication (German or Dutch ex-pat currently residing in Shanghai P.R.C.)must speak English.

    Cultural sensitivity/experience working with other business groups internationally.

    Strong team and project management skills to facilitate or champion a project, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

    Strong interpersonal skills to interact in a cross functional fashion with all companies, departments, and employee levels in the organization. Resilient, determined and able to work under pressure.

    Ability to analyze data, be resourceful, and initiate proactive timely, well-thought-out decisions.

    Comprehensive knowledge of the European DIY and wholesale markets in the area of electrical, electronic, plumbing products and bicycle accessories.

    Ability to grasp technical issues.

    Must have knowledge of agency testing and approval procedures.

    High degree of ethics and personal conduct.

    Must be able and willing to travel internationally and travel by air/boat/bus/auto to remote sites as required.

    To apply for this job, please send your resume directly to: [email protected]

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