Strategic Sourcing Manager

We are working with an exciting diversified manufacturer with a long tradition of manufacturing superior composite panels and industrial materials. They are global market leader in their industry with a strong team in place. Come be a part of a growing expanding organization.

The Strategic Sourcing Manager position is responsible for the company’s end to end sourcing of raw materials. The role leads the development and execution of strategic plans by clearly understanding the spend and stakeholder landscape, leveraging market intelligence, industry knowledge and cross-functional collaborations. The role brings the best possible value to the company through assurance of supply, quality, service levels, innovation, and cost. Best practices in supplier selection and management, contract negotiation, data analysis, supply chain optimization and risk mitigation are keys to success.

They are seeking someone with a strong data analytics background and experience in direct, raw materials sourcing. The annual spend is around $120 million. Competitive base salary and bonus opportunity. Nice NC location!


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration or similar field
  • 3+ years Strategic Sourcing experience along with 5+ year’s relevant operations/supply chain experience
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and MRP systems (SAP experience preferred)
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in related tools (intermediate to advanced Excel skills, experience building PowerBI dashboards preferred)
  • Master’s degree in business or similar field (preferred)
  • Direct materials sourcing experience (preferably plastic resins, paper, aluminum) (preferred). Logistics sourcing experience also a plus (preferred)
  • Procurement certifications or advanced training (i.e., CSP, CSMP, ISM, negotiations training, etc.) (preferred)
  • Certified in process improvement or lean/six sigma principles (i.e., yellow or green belt certification) (preferred)
  • Willing to travel at least 5-10% for business purpose

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