Sourcing Manager
Spectrum Brands

St. Louis, Missouri

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Division Information","content":" The Home & Garden business unit of Spectrum Brands is based in St. Louis, Missouri with distribution, manufacturing and sales offices throughout the US and globe. We are a leading supplier of consumer products nationally for the home, lawn and garden, insect and weed control markets. We deliver groundbreaking products of exceptional value and top-notch quality to consumers with our well-recognized brands including Spectracide®, Hot Shot®, Cutter®, Repel®, Black Flag®, Garden Safe®, EcoLogic® and Liquid Fence®."title":"Job Summary","content":" This role affords the flexibility for an employee to split their work time between the St. Louis Spectrum Brands office and a dedicated home office. Establish and manage a high performing industry leading sourcing organization and supply base for assigned products. Initiate and lead projects that improve the performance/quality of materials purchased while minimizing total costs required to achieve financial objectives (EBITDA & Cash Flow). Manage and select global suppliers to drive innovation/new product development. Follow the Spectrum Value model to achieve operational excellence goals for Service, Quality, Cost, and Working Capital."title":"Primary Duties & Responsibilities","content":" Manage existing supplier relationships and strategic supplier accounts. Collaborate on the development and implementation of global sourcing strategies and operating plan budget. Achieve year-over-year productivity to meet / exceed corporate objectives via cost improvement / working capital. Manage and lead sustaining projects Negotiate, approve and execute annual contract manufacturing agreements, supply agreement, and exclusivity agreements. Manage market dynamics relative to controlling raw material and currency inflation / deflation on product portfolio. Develop strategies and execution plans to support corporate working capital reduction goals. Select and develop suppliers into strategic partners bringing value and innovation to the supply chain. Perform and manage competitive bidding process, evaluating the country of origin, pricing, quality, and understanding capacity constraints Assure 99% customer fill rate goals via supplier performance management and supply chain support. Reports to senior management during business reviews, commodity strategy reviews, product development reviews and/or operations reviews. Evaluate, measure and report supplier performance metrics and scorecards. Resolve warranty and liability claims with supply base to recover costs per contract terms. Serve as project leader or team member on strategic assignments assigned by senior management. Ability to travel up to 25%."title":"Education and Experience Profile","content":" Bachelor's in Business, Supply Chain or Technical field or equivalent experience. Master's degree in business administration (MBA) strongly desired Minimum of 10 years combined supplier management, global sourcing, commodity management, program/project management, finance, and/or manufacturing operations experience in a manufacturing environment with a Fortune 500 company. Proven negotiation skills, team leadership/management skills and project leadership experience. International business experience preferred. Experience managing suppliers outside of U.S. strongly desired. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) Certification strongly desired."title":"Required Skills","content":" Considerable knowledge of sources of supply, markets, price and commodity trends with ability to accurately predict/anticipate marketplace events and develop action plans that anticipate/prevent implementation challenges. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written Intermediate to advanced level presentation and spreadsheet skills. Skilled at effectively interfacing with employees at all levels in the organization. Proven ability to provide leadership through influence. Able to facilitate dynamic, cross-functional groups. Able to manage multiple projects successfully. Strong analytical skills. Strong business acumen. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office computer systems and applications Experience in supply chain operations and/or management preferred"title":"Work Environment Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Ability to travel up to 25%. The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. #LI-KL


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