Sourcing Manager - Direct Materials

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Sourcing Manager – Direct Materials


We are looking for a Sourcing Manager in our Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (SS&P) group to be responsible for $150MM+ in Direct Materials category spend which may include a variety of materials (such as resin, ink, poly, corrugate, dunnage, pallets, etc.). This individual is expected to lead the sourcing function of cross functional project teams while also having responsibility for ongoing strategic sourcing and category management needs. The individual should be able to influence and must be comfortable working in a cross-functional organization.


The responsibilities for this role include, but not limited to: strategic category management including supplier relationship management, contracting and contract management, project execution, establishing and executing category sourcing strategies, and building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Work with key stakeholders to develop category sourcing strategies, incorporating business risk profile, understanding supply and demand, and with consideration to the needs of operations.
  • Understand the legal, technical, and commercial aspects of agreements. 
  • Develop, manage, and maintain key internal stakeholder and external supply relationships.
  • Work with the cross functional team to understand current market and critical market drivers.  Create sourcing strategies using a total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) approach while identifying alternatives, assess associated risks, and conduct scenario-analysis. 
  • Track and report key supplier performance metrics including cost savings, incremental margin, cost avoidance and other metrics as necessary (service, quality, etc.)
  • Analyze results to measure value creation and ensure ongoing support and promotion of key category strategies.
  • Effectively communicate both internal and external needs and priorities to drive value creation in line with stakeholder expectations.
  • Effectively leverage the Strategic Sourcing Process.
  • Be a leader in MBM® particularly in promoting proper application of the Decision-Making Framework, challenge process, and economic and critical thinking skills. 

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in purchasing, sourcing, supply chain, or engineering 

  • Experience in contracting, contract management, or contract administration 

  • Willing and able to travel as required (up to 25%)       

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Direct negotiations experience

  • Aptitude for risk profiling, risk identification, and mitigation

  • Cost modeling based on an understanding of key cost drivers 

  • Experience in project management and execution

  • Relevant experience in contract manufacturing, injection molding, or electronics

  • Experience using Ariba or eSourcing tools (e.g., eRFx, eAuction), SAP, manufacturing operations, or manufacturing cost systems

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Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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