Strategic Sourcing Manager
Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Newell Rubbermaid
They will be responsible for raw steel strip, raw steel wire, components, and metal sourced finished goods supporting the refuse, closet, and garage product categories within the Commercial Business Unit. They will develop, implement and drive strategies that deliver a competitive advantage, productivity gains, lead-time reductions, in-bound service level improvement, and supplier quality goals. They will be responsible for providing guidance, support, and leadership to one (1) direct report supporting these categories.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for ~$90M in spend across Finished Goods, Components, and Raw Materials
Conduct research and analyze international supply marketplace, maintain working knowledge of international business trends including global industry issues, cost drivers, global pricing, global market conditions, and economic indicators.
Create, define and implement sourcing strategy, including supplier selection, for area of responsibility to ensure business needs are met.
Build a robust annual productivity pipeline that supports the aligned business strategy and delivers annual YOY savings through, but not limited to, category bids, supplier development, incumbent negotiation, VA/VE, and Make vs Buy.
Support business unit NPD pipeline to deliver on time, on cost, and on spec products
Conduct regular domestic and international supplier business reviews with strategic suppliers that include supplier performance reviews, technology roadmaps, business growth strategies and supply market changes
Operational activities of supplier management include communicating and resolving daily issues between internal organizations and suppliers, leading weekly cross-functional team calls to cover open issues, actively working/monitoring quality and performance issues.
Lead negotiations around contractual terms and conditions, pricing, service levels and optimize the Total Cost of Ownership. Acts as the point of accountability for escalation and arbitration for supplier related issues.
Identify new and/or alternate sources of supply both domestically and internationally.
Manage and execute regular RFI/RFP/RFQ processes to drive competition
Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as demand planning, operations quality and finance to effectively drive accurate material forecasting, purchasing, compliance and standardized processes that enable continuity of supply, reduces E&O exposure, lowers material cost and ensures compliance.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Sourcing or related field.
5+ years of relevant sourcing or supply chain experience required.
Ability to Travel (10%-20%)
Strong leadership and communication skills.
Ability to lead cross functional teams.
Conflict management/Resolution experience.
International purchasing experience.
Superior negotiation skills.
Ability to influence others.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously.
Excellent written & verbal communication and presentation skills.
Strong proficiency in Word, Excel, and Power Point
Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
Ability to work in a Matrix organization.