Strategic Sourcing Manager

Our client is a global producer and distributor of nonwoven used in a variety of filtration applications. Their ability to customize solutions based on customer need has allowed them to develop a reputation of innovation in their niche market. They have multiple sites and sales offices in Europe and the US. This is a fast-moving company with lots of growth ahead of them!

We are searching for a Strategic Sourcing Manager to join this nonwovens manufacturer. You will have a knowledge of the industry with experience in developing strategic relationships with current and future suppliers. This is a very valuable single contributor role for the company.

Role Objectives:

  • Develop and execute purchasing strategies for the acquisition of materials, supplies, equipment, and services while reducing expenses and optimizing working capital
  • Develop and maintain high value vendor relationships that support reduced operational costs, innovation, and growth
  • Forecast vendor raw material requirements, both domestic and international, to ensure it meets the desired production levels
  • Investigate, search, and develop domestic vendors for supply of raw materials

Responsibilities include:

  • Assure that products being produced are safe, legal and with excellent quality
  • Understand and ensure compliance with relevant health and safety regulations and quality standards
  • Collaborate with other departments to identify needs and requirements for materials, supplies, equipment, services, and acceptable substitutions
  • Assess current material availability; reasonably predict future availability based on the market, delivery systems, and other variables
  • Develop and manage vendor evaluation process including risk profiles, purchase strategies, and relationships


  • Ability to interact positively with employees at all levels within the organization
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks using excellent time management skills
  • Possess strong computer skills while willing and able to learn new technologies quickly
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles and terminology


  • BS Degree in Logistics, Business Administration or related
  • 5+ years proven working experience as Strategic Sourcing or Purchasing Manager

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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