Global Sourcing Manager

The Global Sourcing Manager is responsible for the selection of suppliers and negotiating contracts with suppliers to maximize net profitability for the company. This position also develops strategic and tactical procurement initiatives and activities through a value-added approach that consistently meets the expectations of internal and external customers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

· Manage existing relationships with global and domestic strategic suppliers at executive level to ensure the company’s objectives are achieved. Lead supplier review meetings with business stakeholders to assess supplier performance, and contract compliance.

· Monitor on-going business activity and engage with suppliers as needed to, address vendor related issues (e.g., delivery, quality, pricing issues, performance issues, etc.) Report to management on a regular basis.

· Partner with business and budget owners to serve as a critical team member supporting strategic programs, negotiations, contract management, and other priorities.

· Lead strategy design for raw material category that includes negotiations, project creation/facilitation and work closely with leaders to ensure requirements are fulfilled and alignment is maintained.

· Work with existing and new suppliers to identify continuous improvement and value-added initiatives, and vet new materials and technologies to drive new product development.

· Manage a major raw material sourcing category with final accountability for the global spend.

· Efficiently conduct supplier negotiations via process driven methodologies (i.e., RFI, RFP, RFQ).

· Identify, evaluate, and approve new suppliers as alternative sources and new materials for existing applications; coordinate supplier visits and audits.

· Negotiate contract terms to meet company targets; manage cost, delivery, payment terms etc. within approval authority.

· Prepare and implement RFP/FRQ’s initiatives.

· Work with manufacturing to set material quality standards and regularly monitor vendor compliance.

· Source product internationally and interview and select potential suppliers and manufacturers.

· Create supply scorecards evaluating performance and share results with leadership team.

· Analyze market and purchasing trends.

· Implement continuous improvement projects to improve efficiency of material movement and cost effectiveness of inventory on site.

· Identify supply chain risks and develop risk mitigation plans.

· Develop and execute procurement strategies to optimize freight-in-costs.

· Plan material needs using MRP application and alternative forecasting methods to direct purchasing team to efficiently manage inventory levels within target range.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

· Documentation, reporting, organization, data-entry, telephone skills, customer relations, listening and verbal/written communication, multi-tasking, mid-level computing skills with PC and windows, dependability and emotional control.

· Strong decision-making abilities to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions to company and customer problems

· Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions to all levels of the organization and customers

· Strong interpersonal skills, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, hardworking, persistent, and dependable with a positive and enthusiastic attitude

· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision and regular attendance

QUALIFICATIONS

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general communication and web instructions. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, sales representatives, clients and production staff.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have above average skills with Office suite applications, specifically Excel. Additional working knowledge of any Project Management software, data/warehousing and/or CRM systems is preferred.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors’ Degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years in a large manufacturing or multi-industry global organization.
  • Min. 2 years of experience in a strategic sourcing role. CPM certification a plus.

Our Benefits & Perks

  • Complimentary Lunches, Popcorn, and Beverages!
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay for Full-Time Employees
  • Education & Training Reimbursement
  • Work Performance Recognition Programs
  • Company-Sponsored Social Events and Recreation Room
  • Perfect Attendance Reward Program
  • Employee Referral Incentive
  • 100% Company Paid Life, AD&D, and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401K Enrollment Including Company Match       
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Annual Onsite Flu Clinic