Job Title:

Strategic Sourcing Manager


Supply Chain

Reports to:

Site Director

Direct Reports:

Lead Buyer, Buyer I

Position Summary:

The Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, initiating and administering supply agreements, as well as managing supply chain relationships with external providers of solvents and packaging components.

Essential Duties:

· Develop and execute sourcing while ensuring alignment with overall business strategy

· Evaluate and enforce quality standards, logistics, and supply chain policies with external providers

· Maintain departmental procedures to ensure compliance with ISO 9001:2015 quality systems and other quality systems as applicable

· Serve as Lead to address any Supplier corrective actions

· Maintain and evaluate Suppliers for proper approval/qualifications including but not limited to Supplier Questionnaires or onsite audits

· Manage and review monthly PPV to budgetary targets

· Monitor and report on activities and trends as it related to the Raw Materials and Freight; communicate and interface with leadership and ownership of the organization in a timely manner

· Proactively initiate and pursue cost reduction activities

· Provide instruction, direction, and support to tactical buyers as needed to ensure continuity of day-to-day plant activities

· Other duties as assigned

Success Criteria:

· Lead all tactical and strategic procurement activities, while maintaining budgeted PPV ranges and delivering year-over-year gross profit improvement

· Participate and contribute in Company’s SI&OP using this information to execute the Tactical & Strategic sourcing activities.

· Maintain inventory levels to ensure 0 stock-outs while still adhering to budgetary targets

· Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of Purchasing including but not limited to higher quality, lower prices on materials/freight, shortened lead times, and favorable payment terms.

· Ensure contingency plans for single-sourced items. This can include appropriate stock levels, BCP creation with the supplier as well as a second-source strategy.

· Maintain employee retention and documented professional development plans for direct reports

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position manages Lead Buyer and Buyer I and is responsible for the performance management and hiring within this area.

Required Education and Experience:

· Minimum eight (8) years’ purchasing experience with at least five (5) years in a strategic role

· Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or other related fields

· Technical purchasing experience with strong familiarity in building and leading structured RFP processes.

· Ability to present commodity trends and market insight to Leadership and how it pertains to our sourcing strategy.

· Thorough working knowledge of ERP


Preferred Education and Experience:

· Familiarity with sourcing/supply chain of key solvents: Acetonitrile, Methanol, Toluene, Pentane, Dichloromethane, Chloroform, Hexane 95%, etc.

· Familiarity with ISO 9001 Quality Systems; experience—with cGMP (pharmaceutical)

· Project Management experience

· SAP MRP experience

Key Competencies:

· Accountability (Advanced)

· Adaptability/Flexibility (Advanced)

· Continual/Process Improvement (Advanced)

· Ethics & Integrity (Advanced)

· Business Acumen (Advanced)

· Decision Making/Judgement (Expert)

· Emotional Intelligence (Advanced)

· Strategic Thinking (Advanced)

· Analytical Thinking (Advanced)

· Communication (Expert)

· Results Driven (Expert)


Travel Requirements:

This position may require up to 10% travel.

Work Environment /Physical Demands:

This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. Some of the work will require exposure to loud noises or fumes in the plant facility.

Remote work optional.

The physical demands of this job require employee to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

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