Strategic Sourcing Category Manager - Direct Materials

Location: DENVER, CO
Date Posted: 07-31-2018
We are pleased to present the following job opportunity with our client!  Take a look and if you meet the requirements please submit your resume and we'll be in touch if you're a good fit!
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Develop robust partnerships with cross-functional teams
  • Develop and direct annual cost savings programs that directly affect company financials and growth plans and generate progressive year over year cost reductions.
  • Manage end to end commodity cycle from sourcing, supplier qualification, contract negotiation, performance, risk management, business reviews, forecast, planning, reporting, price, quality and lead times
  • Define and implement a best in class directed buy program, ensuring contract manufacturers purchase from preferred raw material providers
  • Develop a comprehensive price repository to develop ‘Should Cost’ models
  • Partner with the Commercial team to develop cost/price analysis and determine appropriate measures to take action with customer pricing
  • Execute RFx - prepare and conduct RFI's/RFQ's and manage suppliers and internal stakeholders through process
  • Develop cost targets for negotiations, negotiation strategy, and develop and negotiate supply agreements.
  • Lead supplier selection process, qualification of alternative sources, supply base rationalization programs and other relevant strategies to optimize the supply base.
  • Active Supplier Relationship Management: Development and measurement of KPI’s, supplier audits, business reviews, improvement plans, new opportunities, awards, terminations, etc. including savings tracking and ongoing communication to management and stakeholders.
  • Act as Liaison for resolving supplier/product related issues on assigned materials/services.
  • Pro-actively conduct market analysis / benchmarking, track industry trends, and emerging technologies
  • Manage supplier communications, including soliciting supplier information, facilitating NDAs, and contract execution
  • Conduct supplier performance assessments as needed; ensure CoorsTek remains a priority customer
  • Effectively and independently manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Anticipate roadblocks and proactively address issues before they impact business results
  • Quickly learn about our key sourcing requirements, including how our commodity strategy aligns with broader business strategies
  • Implement and manage a rebate program as required
  • Support Sr. Sourcing Manager as needed in strategy development and execution against high-value, high-risk, complex needs by leading data collection, validation, and analysis activities
  • BS/BA in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or related field preferred or equivalent experience.  Masters desired
  • 5-8 years minimum experience in Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, or Management Consulting
  • Experience in the manufacturing, or Engineered Ceramics industries preferred
  • 5-8 years’ experience in project management and experience managing large/complex spend categories in the range of $5M-$30M spend across various raw/direct materials
  • Previous experience in the development and utilization of key sourcing and supply chain management tools and processes required
  • Experience with lean and/or Six Sigma principles and project management preferred
  • Experienced in running supplier improvement workshops
  • Experienced in running supplier improvement workshops
  • Extensive experience managing sourcing projects from start to finish.
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
Don't miss out! Apply now and we'll be in touch immediately with more specific details, salary information and to answer any questions!!

This position does NOT provide sponsorship so please do NOT apply if you require sponsorship.  Thank You

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