Sourcing Manager - Alsip, IL

Job Title: Sourcing Manager

Department: Sourcing

Shift: First

Status: Exempt

Reports to (Title): Director of Operations

Conscious Company is a tough-minded community that, rooted in authenticity and secured by common values, invites the joyful pursuit of big dreams. As members of a diverse community, Tuthill people choose to embrace the following Core Values. Specifically, for the Director of Strategic Sourcing, these values show up as:

  • Integrity - Represents Tuthill Pump Group (TPG) using the highest professional and ethical standards in selecting and retaining Value Minded Suppliers (VMS’s).
  • Excellence - Creates and maintains an atmosphere with VMS’s, colleagues, and direct reports which empowers and promotes alignment and recalibration.
  • Responsibility - Embraces accountability for one’s self and promotes the same within the expectations set forth in Supplier Assessment & development, Policy Deployment, and Performance Excellence.
  • Respect - Creates a positive and professional environment for both colleagues and suppliers that encourage teamwork.
  • Courage - Challenges the TPG supply base to stretch their capabilities to exceed expectations.
  • Awareness - Exhibits behaviors of a Conscious Leader.

LPD Leadership - Represents sourcing in the Lean Product Development, matching customer wants with the right technologies and suppliers.

LSAM - Effectively audit and select the appropriate suppliers that match our definition of value minded sellers and technological requirements.

Problem Solving

Continuous Improvement Skills

Summary of ideal candidate:

A proactive individual is required with the ability to evaluate potential sourcing opportunities, as well as form and maintain relationships with suppliers. Must have the ability to assess these opportunities by their value and relevance according to long-term goals, overall business, and supply management objectives. Create and implement action plans and processes for critical commodities or supply networks. The individual must possess strong business acumen with experience in manufacturing, sourcing/procurement, supply chain, and logistics operations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensures TPG obtains material at the best value (benefit in relationship to price).
  • Develops Suppliers by leveraging the TBS Tools to ensure Continuous Improvement (CI) in lead time, batch size, and quality.
  • Develops new sources of supply as needed. Enhance and improve existing sources through maintaining supplier relationships. Embrace CI while also striving to be a value minded customer.
  • Ability to do “target costing” for new products/ current products; evaluate supplier cost structure and develop a process to determine supplier costs.
  • Involved in the Product Development process from the beginning to ensure best suppliers are being used for effective sourcing that is aligned with TPG strategies.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of cost saving strategies and value enhancing alternatives that result in the improved financial performance of the business.
  • Establishes policies and develops systems to ensure the efficient operation and integrity of the company’s sourcing, supplier quality, procurement functions, and supply chain. Ensures that adequate controls and visual managements are in place for all areas of responsibility.
  • Negotiates complex sourcing agreements which are aligned with Tuthill’s overall business plan and long term goals
  • Maintains accurate costs and other financial data needed.
  • Establishes proper phase-out and obsolescence programs to include the liquidation of obsolete inventory, materials, equipment and supplies.
  • Analyzes market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability, price and quality.
  • Administer Quality Certification Programs.
  • Lead the supplier continuous improvement through Cause and Corrective Actions on Supplier Corrective Action Report.
  • Model the behavior of a Conscious Leader by applying the learning from the Radical Leadership Retreats and living the values each day.
  • Provide impactful feedback for the employees to make their choices for improvement using the Performance Excellence (PE) process.
  • Identify and support team member growth through Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
  • Embrace TBS and Conscious Company tools to accomplish duties and drive continuous improvements.
  • Be aware and awake to company safety procedures and standards to insure individual and collective safety, in addition to avoiding unnecessary risk to oneself, co-workers, contactors, customers, and property. Be a stand for safety having the courage to call forth and report unsafe practices.
  • Performs other related assignments as directed.

Qualifications – Experience/Education/Skill Requirements:

  • 8-10 years experience as a buyer in a manufacturing environment. Relevant industry experience is preferred.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated people / team management experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Purchasing or Materials Management, Operations Management, Business Administration or related field.
  • APICS or CPM certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of specific supplier commodities is preferred:
    • Grey iron, aluminum, bronze, and stainless steel castings
    • Electric motors, switches, and components
    • Steel and steel fabrications
    • Machining
    • Bearings, seals, gaskets, machined
    • Plastic molded components
    • Corrugated packaging
  • Ability to operate at a strategic and tactical level.
  • Proven track record of negotiation with vendors and suppliers.
  • Strong business acumen and strategic thinking skills.
  • Familiarity in lean manufacturing concepts preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Forward thinking and possesses the ability to develop, document and implement systems and procedures that result in increased effectiveness for all areas of responsibility.
  • Must be detail oriented, possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills, and be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Proficient in the use of the personal computer and the Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

Physical Demands:

  • Works at a desk with a PC and a telephone for hours at a time
  • Works within a manufacturing environment, with exposure to noise, heat, cold, fumes, and chemicals
  • Occasionally lifts and carries up to 10 pounds
  • Requires travel to suppliers and other business destinations up to 30% of the time

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