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Global Purchasing Manager

Springs Window Fashions

This is a Contract position in Lake Jackson, TX posted September 6, 2021.

Description: Company OverviewSprings Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939.

Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.

Our custom window treatments are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho.

Our tagline is the Best Experience Company.

And its more than just a set of wordsit represents the essence of who we are.

As North Americas premier window covering company, were committed to creating the Best Experience for our associates and team members, our consumers and end users, and our channel and business partners.

We are bringing new innovations to the market and have a lot to offer consumers who want to improve their home dcor.

Despite COVID, our company is experiencing high growth as consumers spend more time at home and want to redecorate.MissionThis position manages commodities for direct material in support of Springs Window Fashions operations, specifically metals, chemicals, packaging and fastener components and reports into the Vice President of Global Procurement, supporting an annual spend of more than $100M.

One of the key parts of this role is to identify and engage with engineering, operations, marketing, sales and quality to understand commodity requirements and ensure supply base is aligned.

This position is responsible for development and execution of commodity strategy, for delivering commodity driven cost downs through price negotiations, value analysis (VA/VE) or supplier continuous improvement projects, and will conduct or support negotiations and supplier selection.

The Global Purchasing Manager supports Supplier Relationship Management and will facilitate and lead supplier commodity reviews for strategic suppliers, while being responsible for continuity of supply including actively monitoring and mitigating supplier capacity and risk.ObjectivesNegotiate commercial agreements or spot purchases required to support business partners and manufacturing sites.Ensure that negotiated agreements are implemented, and terms and conditions are being met.Aggressively pursue and create competitive purchase environment by constantly seeking alternate supply scenarios.Define and develop appropriate cross-functional relationships with the Businesses, Supply Chain, and other functions.Establish and maintain business relationships with the appropriate management of key suppliers.Develop and implement commercial agreements and associated work processes within area of responsibility including the development of Low Cost Country opportunities.Resolve process or supplier related issues as escalated from the Businesses where the tactical teams need support.Maintain knowledge of suppliers and relevant market developments such as Mergers & Acquisitions, financial status, and changes in key personnel.Travel domestically and internationally as requiredResponsible for development and execution of commodity strategies for assigned commodities.Accountability to provide analytical support in all commercial negotiations and supplier selections within assigned commodities.Support cross business synergy efforts for assigned commodities.Builds and supports a pipeline of cost savings projects for sustainable year over year productivity, or cost down.Responsible for weekly executive reporting on all financial cost down projects for assigned commodities.Critical Success FactorsEstablishes sourcing strategies for assigned spend, collaborates to insure incorporation and business unit participation and alignment.Participate and coordinate sourcing activities in design changes (ECN) and New Product Development (NPD)Work with Engineering and testing to prioritize sourcing activitiesOversees all activities related to the management of assigned spend, from intent to purchase through delivery of commodity/serviceRecruit, maintain and manage world-class suppliers with focus on total cost of ownership improvements while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conductProactively and routinely drives spend analysis activities identifying strategic sourcing opportunities within assigned commodities and throughout the supply chain environment where applicablePrepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, terms/conditions, and acceptability of items to specificationsAnalyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future industry trends in pricing and availability that will impact the businessResponsible for timely reporting on KPI’s and presenting Strategic Sourcing plans and activitiesStrategic planning, cross-functional support, and ability to leverage various sourcing tools with various opportunities while minimizing supply risk.Effective technical and analytical skillsInitiative to challenge inefficiencies, process deviations, and strategy deviations.Utilization of data analysis skills to effectively identify value opportunities.Challenge status quo through managed approach and sophistication.

Requirements: Education and ExperienceBachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical competency, minimum in a business/industrial related field.5-7 years sourcing/procurement related experienceMid-level leadership and commodity management experience.Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesAbility to work in a fast paced environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.Experience interacting with cross functional team including engineering, quality, materials, logistics, sales & marketing.Demonstrated supplier management skills and negotiation experience.Project management experienceStrong analytical and quantitative abilities.Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Microsoft ProjectDevelops and balances both short and long term strategies and initiatives.Effective two-way communication and executive presentation skills.Professional business acumen.Willingness to travelP.M.

or C.P.I.M.

certification a plusBehavioral CompetenciesEnsures Accountability Holding self and others accountable to meet commitmentsDrive Engagement Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectivesInstill Trust Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticityDrive Results Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstancesConsumer/Customer Focus Building strong customer relationships and delivering on customer-centric solutionsCritical Thinking Making Sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problemsBeing Resilient Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situationsOptimize Work Processes Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement

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