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Manager Supplier Management at Asurion in Smyrna, US


This is a Full-Time position in Smyrna posted Feb 04.

Manager Supplier Management

Smyrna Tennessee

Description: Asurionneed a Manager Supplier Management immediately starts from Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:45:32 GMT, this position will be placed in Tennessee.

For more detail information about this job vacancy please read the description below. If interested in this position, please email us your resume, along with salary requirements and a cover letter to Asurion starts from Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:45:32 GMT.

The Manager – Supplier Management

acts as a sourcing and supplier manager for Asurion


The Manager will manage the relationships of multiple suppliers, including contracting, delivery, yield, quality and cost performance, and the overall relationship between Asurion and the supplier.

Objectives include development of the supplier to

optimize the supply chain and to drive performance based on KPIs and SLAs.

The Manager will also be responsible for coordinating several initiatives across internal Asurion departments and supplier contacts.

The ability to build and maintain global relationships and thrive in global, cross-matrix team environment is critical to the success of this position.

Essential Duties:

Creates, defines and implements sourcing strategy, including supplier selection, for area of responsibility


Owns price negotiations with the supplier.

Leads negotiation and negotiating teams around contractual terms and conditions, pricing, service levels, and repair agreements to minimize the Total Cost of Ownership with suppliers. Acts as the point of accountability for escalation and arbitration for supplier related issues.


Establish/maintain effective supplier relationships

with external suppliers


Manage and execute regular RFI/RFP/RFQ processes to drive competition


Manage weekly and monthly data to monitor supplier performance, identify cost reduction opportunities, and create competition.

Works hand in hand with internal teams to ensure suppliers are performing and kept cost competitive.


Operational activities of supplier management include communicating and resolving daily issues between internal organizations and suppliers, leading weekly cross-functional team calls to cover open issues, actively working/monitoring quality and performance issues.


Participate in the creation and maintenance of monthly/quarterly supplier scorecards measuring all aspects of supplier’s performance.

This will include cost, delivery, and quality at a minimum.

Assist in sharing results with suppliers and internal Asurion team and executives in quarterly business reviews.


Must be able to build strong internal relationships and be able work collectively/collaboratively across the organization


Collaborates with cross-functional teams such as demand planning, operations quality and finance to effectively driveaccurate material forecasting,parts purchasing, compliance and standardized processes that enable continuity of supply,reduces E&O exposure, lowers material cost and ensure OEM parts compliance.


BS/BA Degree or Minimum 3+ years in supply chain or procurement related role. MBA Preferred.

Possess strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills

Ability to react, in a proactive way to ‘crisis’ situations

Likes to challenge the status quo and think ‘outside the box’

Strong negotiating and team-building skills

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Ability to communicate and influence at multiple levels of the organization

Ability to be self-managed and set priorities

Advanced computer skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint

About Asurion:
Asurion is the global leader in technology protection services. From lost, stolen and damaged wireless handsets to malfunctioning computers, gaming systems and more

, Asurion, together with sister-company


provides more than 200 million consumers worldwide with best-in-class service, repair, replacement and delivery. The company also provides products which can protect a consumer’s wireless content and software. Asurion is the exclusive provider to many of the world’s premier telecommunications and retail companies. The company is privately-held with more than 10,000 employees and operates in six countries across three continents. For more information, please visit






Primary Location

US-TN-Smyrna – TLC





Date Posted

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:45:32 GMT




Smyrna, TN

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