Corporate Strategic Sourcing Manager

Basic Job Details

  • Status: Closed / Position Filled
  • Job type: Full-time / On Site
  • Location: T-H Marine - Huntsville
  • Number of hires for this role: 1
  • Supervisory role: Yes

Full Job Description

Corporate Strategic Sourcing Manager

This position is responsible for the execution of organizational sourcing strategies, developing cost analysis across commodities, and managing the procurement of direct materials in support of production and operation schedules. This role will work across functional and geographical boundaries to ensure cost optimization and network opportunities in procurement. Direct material sourcing plays a critical and significant role in the organization. It is essential to lead these functions with a high level of capabilities and sophistication working very closely with cross-functional counterparts in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Sales, and Marketing. The position will be located in Huntsville, AL.



  • This role is responsible for supplier selection, management and implementation of the sourcing strategy and managing cost of operations; establishing standard costs; developing and executing cost reduction strategies; analyzing market indices and negotiating pricing based on fluctuations; forecasting cost impacts; explaining price variances; leading all commercial negotiations with suppliers; and problem-solving supply issues and recommending actions
  • Maintains favorable relationships with cross-functional departments
  • Establishes, negotiates, and maintains Long Term Agreements (LTAs) with suppliers to meet supplier performance quality and costs goals.
  • Develops commodity strategies and leads supplier selections by gathering inputs with key stakeholders
  • Manages risks thru proactive supply management actions
  • Reduces supply base while developing long-term alliances with chosen core suppliers
  • Becomes an expert in market and manufacturing processes for assigned commodities
  • Participates in and may lead multi-functional teams for design improvements, cost reduction opportunities, and other strategies for operational and supply chain improvements
  • Understands and adheres to internal, corporate and governmental policies and laws related to commodities and suppliers
  • Establishes working relationships with senior management at suppliers and holds supplier performance reviews, including key stakeholders from other functions
  • Support New Product Introductions teams within defined category
  • Participate in the review process of specifications for equipment, products or substitution of materials
  • Prepare, review and track reporting in relation to management of suppliers
  • Assist in evaluating suppliers' performance by gathering information and preparing reports
  • Conduct audits of supplier procedures involving company owned tools, inventory, or equipment being held by suppliers
  • Resolve grievances, part quality issues, and claims against suppliers


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provides formal supervision to individual employees  


Required Qualifications / Skills / Abilities:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • US work authorization (Required)
    • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent (Preferred)
    • Handheld tool skills
    • Able to read measuring tape
    • Able to multitask
    • Able to lift 50 lbs.
    • Self motivation is a plus to simplify the training process


        Education and Experience:

        • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, Logistics, or Business-related field
        • 5+ years of experience in direct materials procurement within an R&D or manufacturing environment
        • Proven experience with direct importing from China
        • Advanced level of negotiating skills and contract expertise in corporate contract process
        • Superior organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with many levels of the organization
        • Excellent problem-solving skills
        • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, assignments simultaneously and to operate in a matrix environment
        • Proficient in Microsoft Office software and ERP – NetSuite preferred
        • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions



        • 401(k)
        • 401(k) matching
        • Dental insurance
        • Employee assistance program
        • Employee discount
        • Health insurance
        • Health savings account
        • Life insurance
        • Paid time off
        • Vision insurance



        • 10 hour shift / M-Th


          Supplemental Pay:

          • Bonus pay


          Work Location:

          • T-H Marine Supplies, LLC
            Huntsville, AL 35824


          Work Remotely:

          • No

          To apply, please visit our ADP Application Link or write us at:
          (or feel free to submit questions about the position to the same address)

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