JTEKT Corporation

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Advanced Sourcing Platform Manager

Supply Chain | Vonore, TN | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

JTEKT Corporation was established in January 2006 through the merger of Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd., a world-class bearing manufacturer, and Toyoda Machine Works, Ltd., a machine tool manufacturer excelling in cutting edge machining technologies. Combining the most advanced technologies and the manufacturing expertise of both companies, today JTEKT delivers innovative products that satisfy the most demanding customers all over the world.


As the Advanced Sourcing Platform Manager you will represent purchasing to the organization for new programs involving management of Bills of Materials on sourced components and suppliers requiring coordination with Direct Material Buyers and Engineering in US, Japan and Europe.  The Advanced Sourcing Platform Manager position is extremely critical to the successful launch of programs and to JTEKT NA profitability.

A typical day in this position is anything but routine.  The Advanced Sourcing Platform Manager has a lot of balls in the air to coordinate and manage.  For all new programs, you will lead a formal purchasing new program kick off meeting using the standard BOM (bill of material) format. Which will lead to coordination/development of initial new program component cost estimates. Which means you are responsible for the cost management program BOM and development of cost improvement plans as well as identifying gaps against plan.  The Advanced Sourcing Platform Manager will represent purchasing in APQP meetings.

During the process, you will provide program information including annual volume, start of production, the number of years of program life,  monthly report on achievement of cost planning target to purchasing Management, global component CIM Comparison, program component cost targets, and reports on purchasing status to quality Gate KPIs.

Additionally, it is the Advanced Sourcing Platform Managers role to partner with sales to ensure contract alignment on  customer new program requirements, ensuring all component drawings and specifications are obtained and provided to the buyers.



  • Bachelors degree required, an engineering discipline preferred with 3+ years of closely related experience:

    • of APQP project methodologies 

    • developing cost models from design 

    • solid understanding of cost modeling principles, raw materials, machine cycle time, labor/burden rate, S&A and profit

Bonus Points:

sourcing, new program, launch, cost, program manage


  • JTEKT offers competitive compensation, annual bonus eligibility, and comprehensive benefits for you and your family.

Come and get your career in motion and become part of One JTEKT!