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Strategic Sourcing Engineer - 2053

Company Name:
Absolute Opportunities
2053
Job Title: Strategic Sourcing Engineer
Role: Engineering or Related
Relocation Available: Yes
Industry: Manufacturing
Location: North Carolina
Town / City: Thomasville
Job Type: Permanent full-time
Job description:
Worldwide manufacturing company with operations in North Carolina. The strength of the organization is a focus on continuous innovation and investments in both product and technological developments.
The Strategic Sourcing Director is responsible for leading North America commodity sourcing to achieve variable cost productivity, working capital, and the business financial goals. The incumbent will lead the supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management, including managing the entire contract life cycle from Requests for Proposals (RFP's) to supplier exit utilizing a structured and strategic sourcing process. This position works closely with the business units and cross-functional team to achieve strategic sourcing objectives for the business.
The incumbent is responsible for managing commodities, suppliers, and purchases to meet stakeholder needs. Incumbent is expected to develop knowledge in our commodities and services, develop robust strategies based on this knowledge and serve as a thought leader to the rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of both raw and finished materials.
Responsibilities:
Utilizing a strategic sourcing process you will:
Work with internal customers to develop sourcing strategies for specific purchases or commodities which will meet business needs at the lowest sustainable costs
Identify, evaluate, and select suppliers which best meet business needs
Solicit, evaluate, negotiate, and award contracts for specific purchases (complex technical, commercial, and/or financial aspects) as well as administer contracts as required
Analyze Supply Base, reduce Risk, assess and optimize Total Cost
Improve Supply Chain, manage procurement process and projects, improve internal customer & supplier relationships
Lead Regional and/or Global annual purchases across the business
Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or related discipline
- Continued updating and/or progress toward advanced degree or equivalent in area of technical expertise
- 7 or more years of relevant experience
- Operates with limited business direction
- Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience in a major purchasing commodity group
- Possess strong thought leadership skills and be able to develop strategies
- Experience or relevant industry knowledge with Packaging, Distribution Services, Raw Materials
(particularly paper, wood or flooring industry materials)
Other Qualifications:
- Strong quantitative and data analysis skills
- Strong project management and process improvement skills
- Strong communication and presentation skills
- Excellent negotiation, interpersonal, and leadership skills
- Change agent with ability to influence at all levels of the organization
The Strategic Sourcing Engineer will manage the purchasing team and be responsible for all raw material purchasing for the 4 manufacturing plants.
- managing annual flow of $200M+ raw materials going through plants
- managing supplier quality (quality of product and delivery)
- identifying and executing synergies between facilities
- contract negotiation
- passionate about comprehending various manufacturing processes
Bottom Line Requirements:
1. Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or related discipline with an MBA is preferred.
2. 7 + years of experience in related Supply Chain Manufacturing.
3. Strong production experience with Packaging, Distribution Services, Raw Materials (particularly paper, wood or flooring industry materials).

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