Key concepts learned / Main take-aways as Sourcing Manager
Sourcing Manager (Current Employee) – Geneva, Shanghai, Singapore – July 26, 2014
Use DMAIC approach (Define Measure Analyse Implement Control) when relevant for continuous improvement projects
Rely on CAR concept (Context, Actions, Results + timeline) to face challenges, tight situations 'crisis' as well as to adopt appropriate and effective communication with stakeholders
Meeting preparation is key to drive productive and effective business discussions with solid negotiation plan (strenghts & weaknesses analysis of each party), BATNA definition and validation with management (Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement).
Time control, Priorities definition, General good organisation skills to meet the deadlines.
Strategy development relying on Porter forces model, SWOT and Market dynamics analysis, Cross-functional work to define the key business requirements.