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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Aston Carter

Posted Friday, July 14, 2023

Posting ID: JP-003903263

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De Pere, WI
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  • Responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for the procurement of components, equipment, and goods and services for our manufacturing facilities.
  • Conduct market research as necessary to support strategic sourcing initiatives (e.g. competitive landscape, market indices, etc.).
  • Communicates project requirements, procedures, schedules, and project revisions to suppliers, personnel, and other appropriate parties.
  • Create and manage master supply agreements with suppliers.
  • Conducts regular supplier reviews with other key stakeholders.
  • Manages new supplier qualification process, and engages cross-functional team members as necessary.
  • Provides analysis/input on product sourcing decisions relating to product development.
  • Develops tools to support sourcing initiatives (RFIs, RFQs, RFPs, etc.).
  • Conducts regular commodity benchmarking.
  • Manages production forecast in conjunction with other key stakeholders.
  • Supports other organizational initiatives as a Subject Matter Expert.


Procurement, Contract negotiation, Supplier negotiation, Sap, Strategic sourcing

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business, operations, or other related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in supply management for a manufacturing company is preferred. This experience should include performing buying/planning and strategic sourcing responsibilities in support of a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient/experience with a common purchasing system/ERP.
  • Experience with contract negotiations, Master Service Agreements, etc.
  • Knowledge/experience with cost reduction initiatives and execution.
  • CPSM/CPM certification and/or APICS certification are a plus.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the complete range of strategic sourcing initiatives including spend analysis, strategy formulation, contract negotiations, and strategic supplier relationship management.
  • Supplier development/commodity experience required (performance reviews, logistical, lean practices, supply base optimization) with a proven track record of improvement for quality, cost, and delivery.
  • Strong competency within MS Office (specifically Excel and Access)

Contact Information

Recruiter: Margaret Johnson

Phone: +14148083342


The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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