Strategic Sourcing Manager

Job Locations US-MA-Peabody
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/27/2020 5:06 PM)
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time


Sourcing manager to be responsible for the company’s end to end sourcing of products and services essential for our operations.  In addition, the individual will be responsible for all phases of sourcing that require the skills necessary to identify cost saving opportunities, create competitive environments, creatively negotiate, generate contracts to assure seamless availability of all products to support the company objectives.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for specific strategic sourcing management goals of the company and implement action items to ensure that those goals are achieved
  • Manage and mentor staff as appropriate encouraging professional growth & development
  • Responsible for negotiations for best possible cost service guarantee and develop “win-win” strategies that achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers
  • Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models
  • Implement supplier agreements/contracts when beneficial by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions
  • Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers
  • Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and utilize emerging opportunities
  • Maintain and develop supplier relationships
  • Assist in developing a supplier management program with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives
  • Assist in establishing purchasing policies and ensures compliance within the department
  • Continuously improve productivity and efficiency of processes throughout the operational organization
  • Develop and implement sourcing and supplier selection strategy domestically and internationally
  • Excess and Obsolescence management
  • As appropriate oversee staffing/recruiting/training /coaching of direct reports including performance reviews
  • Manage logistics suppliers and freight expense
  • Manage Customs Duty Drawback program



Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or Business Administration and at least seven (7) years purchasing/strategic sourcing experience along with 3+ year’s relevant operations/supply chain experience

Experience with contract manufacturing vendors

Strong preference for some international sourcing experience

Strongly prefer electronic and mechanical part/component and logistics sourcing experience

Experience with international tariffs, duties and Customs Duty Drawback Program

Ability to manage projects and establish clear goals and accountabilities to ensure successful delivery (on time, within budget, meeting agreed upon success criteria)

Knowledge of the legal terminology and language related to supplier and/or vendor agreements and contracts

Strong supplier negotiating skills and ability to draft, negotiate and execute suppler agreements with strategic terms and conditions resulting in overall cost reduction

Advanced systems skills and working knowledge of MS Office, with advanced Excel knowledge

Must have excellent presentation and communication skills

Must participate and/or collaborate with Professional Associations in Purchasing/Material Management


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