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Director of Strategic Sourcing

Company: Patrick Industries
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Patrick Industries Corporate Office is currently seeking a Director of Strategic Sourcing to add to their growing team based out of Elkhart, Indiana. In this newly created position, the Director will report to the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for supporting and creating synergies across the RV, MH and Industrial Segments of the business through the sourcing of building material commodities such as wood finishing products, adhesives, fiberglass, resins and more.In this position, the Director will have the strategic responsibility of cultivating and strengthening supplier relationships and driving cost and service benefits in the Company's cost of goods sold across multiple product categories for Business Units throughout the United States. The Director is also responsible for assisting in the coordination and communication with BUs for supplier related issues and leading performance discussions on a regular basis.Other responsibilities will include;* Network and develop key relationships at Group VP level of operations along with Business Unit Directors and sourcing/purchasing leads at BUs* Develop professional sourcing strategy in servant based leadership role to the table enabling Patrick to leverage breadth and scale to drive value* Support logistics programs throughout Organization and develop supply chain strategy for Asian based suppliers* Manage supplier base while proactively seeking and developing new suppliers that strategically fit within Patrick's Operating Plan* Create and implement formal process for supplier selection through evaluation and risk assessment tools* Leverage supplier relationships to meet end-to-end needs across the business to improve customer and team member experience and grow revenue* Lead teams to ensure product compliance with all US and appropriate foreign regulations* Locate potential suppliers and evaluate Companies to determine product availability and terms of sales including feedback on supplier performance (field support, supply chain performance, product information, customer service, etc.)* Create preferred supplier lists through quality of product, pricing, and relationships* Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment* Analyze market and delivery systems in order to assess present and future material availability* Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures* Strive to improve costs that contribute to bottom line profitability while maintaining performance and quality standards* Make recommendations to Leadership Teams for supplier selection* Negotiate favorable terms and support for growing the business while consistently seeking on time delivery, quality material, best value and excellent serviceIf you are looking for a performance driven environment that is not just a place to go, but the place to grow and build a career, please send your resume to for consideration.* Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business Management or related field* 7+ years of experience working in Strategic Sourcing* Strong written and oral communication skills required* Strong accountability and follow-through skills* A high level of personal integrity (self-esteem, confidence, honesty, and respect) are necessary qualities* Strong skills with ERP systems; Dynamics AX is a high plus* Self-motivated to work independently in a busy environment with changing priorities* Ability to travel of up to 20% as needed* Must have an understanding of Patrick Industries business direction, strategic supply management strategy, and Business Unit demand* Proven ability to drive and demonstrate results financially and strategically* Clear and thorough knowledge of the negotiation process and ability to maintain strong relationships and have the ability influence them* Proven change management skills by influencing and inspiring teams to welcome change, embracing new directions and future opportunities

Keywords: Patrick Industries, Elkhart , Director of Strategic Sourcing, Executive , Elkhart, Indiana

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