Strategic Sourcing Manager

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Dekalb County, IL
$75,000 - $120,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jun 13, 2018
Job ID
Well established, dynamic manufacturing company in Dekalb County is seeking a Strategic Sourcing Manager to provide leadership for the sourcing and procurement function for a large business unit. The Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for Sourcing and Procurement of all materials and equipment required for manufacturing and for Materials Management. This is a highly visible position and reports directly to the Manager of the Business Unit.

Responsibilities of the Strategic Sourcing Manager include:
  • Responsible for coordinating all purchasing related activities for a global business.
  • Establish and maintain relations with suppliers and vendors, including correspondence, performance audits and recommendations.
  • Identify and qualify new suppliers, including RFQs.
  • Identify areas of cost reduction opportunities then develop and track actionable plans for achieving targets.
  • Work with suppliers to make sure that new products meet engineering, quality and safety specifications as well as cost goals.
  • Develop and lead the execution of the cost reduction strategies and roadmap plans.
  • Understand and apply LEAN principles to establish and monitor KanBans.
  • Oversee and manage a team of Purchasing Coordinators to ensure POs are being issued and items are expedited through outside processes effectively.      
  • Analyze market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and pricing.
  • Review sales demand and examine inventory levels then drive actions to keep minimum levels while maintaining on time delivery.
  • Analyze and present make/buy recommendations to management.
  • Prepare, issue and authorize all purchase orders for inventory items and change notices.
  • Work with suppliers and internal operations to meet production schedules.
  • Reconcile all supplier invoices to purchase orders.
  • Evaluate, prepare and report monthly shipments, PPV performance, inventory turns, and other operational data.
  • Manage and minimize excess/obsolete inventory.
  • Coordinate shipments to keep logistics costs minimal.
  • Coordinate with other departments to identify, resolve and communicate quality issues, material availability and lead times.
  • Review PO claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
  • Maintain awareness of latest materials and procurement concepts.
  • Support ISO as required, including the performance of Internal ISO Audits. Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Participate as a member of a Project Team and/or Cross Functional Team as required.
  • Prepare policies regarding purchasing systems and procedures.
  • Bachelor Degree Required
  • 5+ years’ leading purchasing/sourcing in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Must have experience with an ERP system, prior experience with an ERP implementation a plus
  • Must possess strong negotiations skills necessary
  • Able to identify and manage projects from concept to implementation and successfully drive project results
  • Experience with Lean manufacturing proferred
  • APICS/CPIM and/or NAPM and Negotiations certifications preferred.  
  • Must be able to communicate and present to all levels of management.
  • Must have a high attention to detail.