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Sourcing Manager

Location: St. Marys, PA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $75,000.00 - $85,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science; Master of Science;
Date: 11/9/2017
Job ID: 02540433
Job Description
A $400MM Manufacturing Business Group of a $900MM Multi-National conglomerate has created a brand new  SOURCING MANAGER  position within its purchasing organization.  This hands-on position will be responsible for implementing purchasing strategy for a portfolio of purchasing categories, taking into account quality, cost, delivery, innovation (QCDI) in line with Group/Group Segment/Business Unit strategic guidelines.  Will coordinate, lead and follow-up the implementation of the purchasing strategy by working with support of main plants' purchasing department, which is the key interface, and if necessary, directly with logistics, manufacturing, design office, or R&D departments. Will also respond to the internal requests, offer advice and support to management for strategic decisions.  And finally, review supplier performance (quality, costs, delivery, innovation, cash, and management of risks).

Excellent career opportunity for a take charge / strategic thinking sourcing professional, who enjoys visiting vendor sites (30 to 40% travel), while rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in the development and implementation of effective sourcing methods.  Company manufactures advancement materials for a variety of industries.  This position will be based at their primary materials processing facility, located in St. Marys, PA, a small rural town about 2 1/2 hours East Northeast of Pittsburgh - An hour West of State College, PA.

  1. BS degree is required.  A graduate degree or an engineering degree would be a huge plus, but not required.
  2. Must have 5 to 10 years of sourcing / procurement experience for a chemical / materials processing company, where the sourcing of raw materials was a necessity. 
  3. Must have a valid passport and be willing to travel up to 40% of the time to visit vendor sites as well as the company's other manufacturing, R&D, and corporate locations.  The amount of travel will diminish over time.
  4. Must have strong experience in project management, sourcing strategy development, contract negotiations, supplier relationship management, cost modeling, vendor auditing, and budget management.
  5. Must have experience working with vendors from around the world.
  6. Prior experience working for a Matrixed International manufacturer is preferred.

COMPENSATION:   Base salary range is $75K to $85K with a 17% bonus.  Full relocation is available - will not purchase the home.

Excellent opportunity to join a well established and stable company with a strong track record as a leader in their industry niche.  Low cost of living location.  Ideal for someone looking to raise a family in a safe and quiet rural town.  Terrific outdoor activities in the area: hiking, camping, hunting, skiing, etc...

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