Job Description

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Sr. Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Development

  • Job Tag: #LI-CT1
  • Posted: April 30,2024

*** This will be a full-time, leadership position that may require relocation of the individual (and their family) to one of two of their 16 locations, nationwide. Those two locations are in North Dakota and Northern Minnesota. ***

We are excited to be partnering exclusively with one of the most influential and fastest-growing companies in the building materials space, in the country! A 4th generation, family-owned business (turned enterprise) with over 100 years’ worth of rich tradition and history is now looking for a Sr. Manager of Strategic Sourcing and Development to lead an up and coming and hungry supply chain team.

We need someone with 10+ years of supply chain leadership experience within manufacturing, with an expertise in sourcing, purchasing, supplier development, team management and empowerment staff. See job details below and please email

Position Overview

The Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing and Development leads a team dedicated to enhancing supply chain efficiency and effectiveness in alignment with company objectives. This role involves overseeing strategic sourcing initiatives, supplier quality management, and project management processes related to materials. The incumbent collaborates with cross-functional teams to ensure material sourcing supports new product development and product enhancement goals. Additionally, they play a pivotal role in evaluating and mitigating procurement risks, fostering sustainable material practices, and fostering supplier relationships. This position supports various facets of operations, including procurement, production, and risk management.

Essential Job Functions

• Lead, mentor, and develop the Supply Chain Development and Management team members.
• Develop, implement, and evaluate processes to enhance supply chain efficiency, sustainability, and risk management.
• Advocate for and implement sustainable material practices.
• Identify and mitigate procurement risks in collaboration with key stakeholders.
• Ensure the implementation of effective supply chain quality practices.
• Oversee supplier development processes to ensure effectiveness.
• Manage supplier relationships, including performance evaluation, cost negotiation, and risk mitigation.
• Stay abreast of industry trends, new technologies, and potential supply partners in the fenestration supply chain landscape.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

• Collaborative and supportive leadership style, fostering trust across functions and departments.
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with proficiency in conflict resolution.
• Proficiency in MRP systems or ability to quickly learn new technologies.
• Proven project management skills, including process development and implementation.
• A curious mindset, committed to continuous learning and improvement.
• Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and respect sensitive data.

Education / Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution preferred.
• Minimum of 7 years of leadership experience in manufacturing procurement or materials management.

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