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Sourcing Manager


The Sourcing Manager.1 is responsible for defining and implementing sourcing plans for raw materials used in manufacturing operations in the US and Canada.

This position creates and executes RFP’s, manages supplier performance to contracts, identifies competitive supplier options and works with USG’s Corporate Innovation Center and Plants to identify substitute raw materials.

The Manager.1 negotiates pricing and contracts, coordinates directly with Plant Managers and Production Planners, and addresses and escalates supplier performance issues.

This position works as part of a team of 7 and reports to the Director, Sourcing.

Occasional travel (5%) is required.


• Manages the sourcing plans for between 10-15 commodity lines, with total expenditures of approximately $100 million annually.
• Manages supplier performance, and is the primary relationship manager to approximately 25 suppliers.
• Leads cross functional teams through the procurement process; identifies fragmented spend and consolidates and creates procurement leverage for USG.
• Identifies competitive supplier options and creates and executes RFP’s for assigned commodities.
• Works with USG’s Corporate Innovation Center and Plants to identify substitute raw materials.
• Achieves annual cost reduction goals while maintaining or improving product quality and supplier service levels.
• Negotiates with suppliers to meet quality, delivery, and cost objectives.
• Establishes and maintains excellent relationships with all levels of supplier personnel and internal customers.
• Solicits feedback regarding existing Agreement & Supplier performance.
• Identifies opportunities and leads Continuous Improvement projects to achieve savings and efficiencies.
• Performs analytical and data management analysis on Supplier Performance, Spend, and Supply.


Required Skills
• Strong analytical and decision-making skills
• Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to interact effectively with internal/external employees, suppliers and all parties doing business with the corporation
• Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail
• Ability to travel as necessary
• Excellent organizational skills
• Highly motivated and results-oriented
• Ability to handle multiple projects effectively
• Proficiency with the Microsoft suite of productivity applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

• B.A.

or B.S degree (Business; Engineering, Supply Chain; or related field) required.

Years of Experience
• 9 years of procurement, supply chain, project management or related experience


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