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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.



Job Title:

Senior Sourcing Manager - MRO


Position Summary:

The Senior Sourcing Manager supports activities throughout the complete supply chain system including direct material planning, vendor management, cost reduction, purchasing, strategic sourcing, and logistics ensuring tight supply/demand alignment, timely supply delivery, and effective communication across departments.  This position requires working closely with cross-functional partners in Operations, Sales, Sales & Operations Planning, Product Development and Logistics to reduce costs and streamline business processes. 


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Led strategic sourcing initiatives in conjunction with team covering approximately $200M of MRO spend categories including Travel, HR & administrative Support, Repairs & Maintenance, Electrical,  Office Equipment & Supplies, Health & Safety, and Other Facility related supplies
  • Build, Implement and Monitor guided buying practices for local, regional, and corporate-led initiatives with associated catalog content management support and business intelligence reporting
  • Facilitate cross-functional teams to execute the procurement process and plans; enable supplier selection and decision process; lead / facilitate contract development, negotiation and execution process
  • Develop relationships with suppliers to manage supplier performance issues in collaboration with relevant internal business customers
  • Utilize market intelligence to anticipate opportunities, strategize and support the business in formulating solutions to address changing market needs
  • Establish Procurement policy and procedures and improve adoption of preferred supplier programs and value initiatives
  • Establish management reporting to support communication with the leadership team
  • Identify savings opportunities and partner with Finance teams to capture savings in budgeting process
  • Establish balanced scorecard metrics (cost, quality, service, etc.) to enable decision making
  • Travel up to 25%


Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or another applicable specialty required; MBA a plus
  • Must have a proven track record of achievement at the management level and 5+ years of experience leading strategic sourcing projects and operational/process value generation initiatives
  • Demonstrated achievement of results, including savings generation, improvements to supplier relationships and improvements in service
  • Embraces fact-based decision making; naturally seeks to leverage and/or integrate market data, spend analytics and cost modeling
  • Strong project management skills, including stakeholders, timelines and meeting management skills
  • Demonstrated strength in partnering with internal customers; regularly communicates with stakeholders for alignment
  • Possesses strong negotiation skills; experience in global contracting terms, conditions and contracting techniques for managing risk
  • Entrepreneurial spirit preferred; hands-on leadership required
  • Driven and able to balance multiple priorities
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills required

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City:  Charlotte
State:  NC

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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