Are you ready to join an international sourcing team, ensuring the right electromechanical solutions for innovative audio and video products?
Join us at GN – we bring people closer
At GN we design and manufacture world-leading intelligent audio, video, and gaming communication solutions. We have consumer, professional and medical-grade products, and expertise, all under one roof.
Inspired by people and driven by our passion for innovation, we leverage technologies to deliver unique user experiences that bring people closer through the power of sound.
GN's market leading solutions are marketed under brands such as Jabra, ReSound, Beltone, Interton, SteelSeries, BlueParrott and FalCom in more than 100 countries. GN Group employs over 7000 people and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO).
Welcome to Global Operations at GN - making great designs for intelligent audio and video solutions possible
You will join the Global Sourcing team within Global Operations. Here you will support our R&D and Product Design teams building winning audio solutions to make the development process for brand new products affordable – from concept to product delivery.
You will join an international team based in Denmark, China, US and Taiwan, where you will collaborate with suppliers across the globe. This will challenge your ability to collaborate across time zones – and navigate between different cultures.
The Global Sourcing team is on an exciting journey to deliver sourcing excellence and is currently transforming from having a component focus to a more strategic supplier focus. Through clear emphasis on being more flexible, efficient and data driven, whilst applying a continuous improvement mindset, the team is looking to strengthen the simplicity in the way they operate their supplier base.
A key objective is to reduce the total number of suppliers from around 200 to 100 by working with a transparent and strategic mindset with the right portfolio of long-term suppliers. The purpose is to ensure that our suppliers add more value, by assisting with future innovations and manufacturing technologies.
What will you be doing?
Your mission will be to deliver a strong supply base that contributes to our business with best-in-class performance. With that, we expect that you will challenge, provide ideas, and take active part in developing our sourcing processes.
Functioning as the link between R&D, Product Design, and our supplier teams, you will challenge electromechanical designers in product development on their choice of designs, ensuring cost effective manufacturing processes and achieving ambitious product cost targets.
You will ensure the right portfolio of long-term suppliers within the Electromechanical team and will confidently negotiate and manage all procurement contracts for typically 20-25 suppliers. Based on a strong understanding of total cost of ownership (TCO), and how key parameters such as time to market should be taken into consideration when assessing TCO, you will drive the relationship with your suppliers. An important responsibility in your role is to make sure the suppliers are motivated in their business relationship with GN. You will ensure this by building strong personal relationships and selling-in the company’s mission and values to them.
Your key responsibilities will be:
Develop supply base strategic direction and drive its implementation
Drive the negotiation and contract management process
Manage supplier cost roadmaps to meet increasing product performance challenges
Collaborate with R&D and supplier teams to deliver cost optimized solutions
Develop total cost and capacity optimized inbound supply chain for trusted and flexible supply
Perform risk mitigation and contingency planning
Sound good so far? Here’s what you’ll need to succeed and create results
A commercial degree or a degree in electrical engineering
Experience from sourcing transducers, batteries or PCBs in consumer electronics is preferred
You like nothing better than finding out what makes a product cost the way it does
The flexibility to travel 30-40 days a year
Excellent stakeholder management skills and enjoy collaborating with colleagues and partners from different cultures
Have hands-on negotiation experience and project management skills
Fluent written and spoken English skills
As an international organization with colleagues in over 50 different countries, our official company language is English. It is essential that you can communicate effortlessly with your colleagues, no matter where they are.
The GN culture
GN’s values listen, challenge, and transform form our culture. We greet every day with energy, engagement, and enthusiasm, bringing our best selves and approaching problem-solving and challenges with a ‘glass half full’ attitude. We’re independent, but we also know when two heads are better than one. Our leaders are supportive, our teams are tight-knit, and we believe in the power of collaboration across every level of our organization.
What we offer you
While making a big difference for all our customers, we also believe in creating a fantastic and flexible work environment. We want everyone to contribute with their ideas and improvements that can benefit our products or the way we do things. Our workplace offers different benefits and flexibility to keep us happy and healthy and allow us to focus on what matters to us in and outside of work.
Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply now.
We hope you are curious to engage in the recruitment process with us. To apply, use the ‘APPLY’ link no later than October 6, 2023. Applications are assessed on a continuous basis, so do not wait to send yours.
You are welcome to use our Quick Apply functionality, where you only submit your CV. We only ask that your CV is up to date – quick, and easy.
We hope you will join us on this journey and good luck with your application.