Sensory Technology Senior Manager


On Site
Full Time


Cost reduction
Issue resolution
Succession planning
Continuous improvement
Supply chain management
Team leadership
Consumer electronics
People management
Business acumen
Value engineering

Job Details

Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

The Ford Purchasing team adds critical value to the entire organization. You'll help us source the highest quality parts and services from around the globe while ensuring optimal cost and on-time delivery. You'll also contribute to establishing a robust supply chain so that we can continually produce the vehicles our customers want.

In this position...
  • Lead and develop a high performing Supply Chain team to ensure on-time and efficient delivery of our next generation electronic modules and systems to Ford Blue, Model e, and Ford Pro.
  • Strengthen existing supplier partnerships, and develop new supplier relationships, enabling better alignment with Ford business and technology objectives.
  • Develop, manage, and execute sourcing strategies, sometimes multiple tiers deep into the supply chain, to reduce cost and minimize risk.

What you'll do...
  • Lead and be accountable for cost reduction initiatives.
  • Grow the team knowledge and expertise in technology and industry trends, and empower the team to effectively manage their own commodity space.
  • Build executive-level relationships across the industry to communicate Ford's point of view, drive issue resolution, and understand and influence key trends.
  • Focus on evaluating potential, driving succession planning, and ensuring employees receive development and coaching necessary to realize full potential.
  • Champion continuous improvement activities (including bureaucracy/efficiency improvements).

You'll have...
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or business/supply chain.
  • 10+ years of experience in Purchasing, Engineering, or Sales.
  • 6+ years of experience leading teams and managing people.

Even better, you may have...
  • Prior experience with electronics in the automotive or consumer electronics industries.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills with a demonstrated ability to build lasting and effective relationships across technical and business teams globally.
  • Highly effective communicator that can seamlessly transition from bottom-up details to concise, clear executive messaging.
  • Proactive and resourceful; comfortable navigating across an organization to obtain alignment and get things done.
  • A knack for negotiating, with a demonstrated ability to reaching closure on complex and ambiguous issues.
  • Ability to translate high-level strategy to tactical execution.
  • Strong business acumen across finance and operations.

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder...or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:
Immediate medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage
Flexible family care days, paid parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more
Family building benefits including adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursement, fertility treatments, and more
Vehicle discount program for employees and family members and management leases
Tuition assistance
Established and active employee resource groups
Paid time off for individual and team community service
A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day
Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

Please see our Company Profile.
This position is a leadership level 5.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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