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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Company: Job Juncture
Location: Waterloo
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Strategic Sourcing Manager
Waterloo, IA
$100-140K plus 20% bonus
Our Waterloo, IA client is looking to hire a Strategic Sourcing Manager. The Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for the company’s end-to-end sourcing of products and services essential for the business.

  • Collaborate with external & internal business partners to understand customer demand, supplier capacity and internal manufacturing needs.
  • Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply and optimize total cost.
  • Directs procurement of raw materials, production supplies and MRO items to assure on time delivery of all products.
  • Analyzes, directs and/or performs maintenance of parameters that control purchasing systems to assure materials arrive on time.
  • Monitors and maintains supplier management program with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives.
  • Negotiates supplier agreements/contracts when beneficial by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions.
  • Evaluates inventory parameters for minimum, maximums, re-order points, and order quantities to assure optimal pricing in conjunction with inventory levels that are sufficient to support daily production requirements.
  • Monitors and reports inventory metrics that allows the department to make adjustments where necessary to meet changes in customer demand and minimize excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Manages the cycle counting and physical inventory process for raw materials and finished goods.
  • Serves as a member of the Management Team and assists with the development of the company's strategic plan and policies and implements these plans in the assigned areas of responsibility.

    Required Skills:

    • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from an accredited four year college or university.
    • Six (6+) years experience and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
    • Strong sourcing background. Someone who is able to find sources, negotiate deals, do purchasing and work with supplier quality programs.
    • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff in the department.
    • Develops and executes cross training goals of all subordinate staff to prepare them for advancement and to better support the company’s vision and goals.
    • Conducts personal reviews of direct reports to evaluate and improve employee performance.


Keywords: Job Juncture, Waterloo , Strategic Sourcing Manager, Executive , Waterloo, Iowa

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