Sourcing Manager

Company Name:
Laticrete International
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Manages commercial and supplier aspects of product development and sourcing projects. Works on conducting general market research in various categories as well as research into potential suppliers, product specifications and resources. Conducts supplier qualification analysis, evaluates existing/potential suppliers, and manages the overall supplier relationship program within the business. Negotiate agreements and agreement related duties.
Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:
1. Analyze market and delivery systems to access present and future material availability.
2. Achieve year-over-year reductions in raw material and packaging costs while maintaining or improving service levels, product quality, and reliability.
3. Locate new potential sources of materials and services, solicit competitive bids, conduct negotiations and secure contracts in accordance with Corporate Policy to obtain maximum value.
4. Monitor current and future market conditions and trends that will potentially affect the cost of purchased materials and services, without effecting quality requirements. Prepare reports outlining those conditions.
5. Develop and implement sourcing and contract manufacturing instructions, policies, and procedures.
6. Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute raw materials.
7. Develop and manage contract negotiations and formulate policies and procedures with supply base.
8. Analyzes, supports and actively participates in the development and implementation of company sourcing strategies that align with local and global initiatives.
9. Facilitates the transfer of best practices and continuous improvement processes and practices and the generation of new savings ideas for the company.
10. Works with leadership to identify, validate, and execute special projects that will result in measureable value and savings to Laticrete. Provides leadership and guidance to project team identified in executing these projects.
Job Specifications/Skills:
1. Minimum of five (5) years purchasing experience, preferably in a process industry.
2. Very organized in scheduling and executing responsibilities and prioritizing in a multitask environment.
3. Self-starter with strong negotiation skills.
4. Effective team building skills in the coordination of cross-functional teams.
5. Effective written, oral, interpersonal and communication skills.
6. Intermediate to Advanced computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) and Outlook.
7. Good working knowledge and use of ERP business systems with in depth knowledge of MPS and MRP functions; knowledge of JD Edwards desired.
8. Team Cooperation - maintain positive, cooperative attitude with all employees of LATICRETE and all customers.
9. Bachelor degree from an accredited university or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
10. Domestic and international travel, approximately 25%.
11. Must have or be able to obtain a passport.
Nonessential Job Functions:
1. Performs other directly related appropriate duties and assumes accountabilities as apparent or as delegated, including mutually agreed upon objectives.
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