The Sourcing Category Manager will be responsible for managing global spend associated with assigned commodity areas including the development and execution of procurement strategies that align with the enterprises overall business objectives. This includes the support of financial expectations through the delivery of total cost solutions across the supply chain while driving supplier collaboration / relationship efforts and new product, category and innovation activities.
Design and implement robust sourcing strategies to support category growth and optimized total costs across the supply chain.
Accountable for execution of sourcing projects including supplier identification, conducting and analyzing RFx, supplier selection and program execution.
Ensure all sourcing project milestone dates are met.
Prepare for, lead and support key vendor negotiations.
Proactively analyze spend data to identify new sourcing opportunities or enhance current supply chain efficiencies.
Actively monitor and mitigate supplier risk including financial, capacity, and compliance.
Continually research to understand the company’s needs and requirements and industry trends of the category, in order to contribute to supply chain improvements.
Partnership with key stakeholders and the global sourcing teams to reduce the total cost of ownership.
Collaboration and problem solving with other internal process partners, including Quality, Engineering, Planning, Sales and Marketing to ensure achievement business requirements and objectives.
Develop, lead, participate, and/or implement process changes to support business initiatives.
Responsible for leading, building and managing strategic supplier relationships
Coordinate and manage requisitions and purchase orders as needed.
Managing inventory delivery and invoicing issues as needed.
Bachelor's degree is required in supply chain, business or technical field
MBA is desirable
5+ years successful experience in sourcing or purchasing environment with focus on global category strategy development and execution
Outstanding analytical, negotiating, and relationship skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Project management experience is preferred
Computer skills with Microsoft Office applications and modern ERP systems
CPM/CPSM certification is desirable
About Liberty Hardware
As a growing Masco company, Liberty Hardware Mfg. Corp. has built its reputation by offering high quality decorative and functional hardware products. Our product lines include bath hardware, bath safety, shower doors, decorative and functional cabinet hardware, hooks, hook rails and wall plates and are available under the Liberty, Delta, Brainerd, and Franklin Brass brands.
We offer our extensive line of hardware products through retailers (including The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Target and Walmart), online (including Amazon.com), kitchen and bath design showrooms, builder and hospitality, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) distribution channels across the country.
Liberty has a unique organizational culture that employees cite as one of the things they like most about working here. One of the reasons for this is that we embrace diversity – of people, backgrounds, thinking and experiences. We want our employee population to mirror our communities and consumer population.
We are proud of our talented employees who make up one of the most collaborative and winning teams you’ll find in any workplace! When you join Liberty Hardware, you join a team of professionals who wo...rk hard, support each other, and enjoy delivering results that make a real difference for our customers and one another. Since 2017, Liberty Hardware has annually been awarded the Great Place to Work certification! While this certification recognizes our complete package of benefits, compensation and employee programs, it is our people and teamwork that truly make Liberty Hardware great.