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Director Of Sourcing

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Category: Supply Chain
Brand: NAPA Auto Parts
Job ID: R24_0000006145
Status: Full time

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Employee Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, life and disability insurance, as well as campus health and wellness programs

  • Paid time off, eight company holidays and flexible work schedules available

  • Tuition Reimbursement and professional development opportunities

  • 401(k) Plan with competitive employer matching

  • Onsite cafeteria, coffee stations and break rooms

  • Employee discounts, including NAPA parts, entertainment, technology, appliances, event tickets and more

Job Description

Position Summary:

The role of Director of Sourcing is responsible for the end-to-end sourcing operations as well as oversee full sourcing process by deciding between vendors and products or services while analyzing purchasing choices. Minimizes cost to help optimize the value from each purchase. Individual will prioritize purchasing initiatives while establishing policies and objectives that define the organizations sourcing strategies.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for end-to-end category Sourcing support which aligns to Merchandising strategy

  • Owns factory and supplier identification and validation of Direct Import suppliers

  • Manages RFQ, RFP execution including ensuring accuracy of cost models and business financial projections

  • Responsible to Develop and Deliver Annual Budget including Cost Out Execution

  • Deliver on Supplier Diversification and Country Diversification Metrics

  • Actively Develop and Lead Cost Mitigation and Avoidance strategies

  • SME on Product Category and Global Supply base

  • Owns Category Global Tender Pipeline Execution

  • Partner with Merchandising, Procurement to ensure flawless execution of Supplier and Product Onboarding, New Program Launches

  • Strategic supplier management, responsible to negotiate Costs and Supplier Terms, Lead Times, Rebates and Discounts

  • Set strategies related to vendor assessments and purchasing terms and conditions

  • Ensure products or services orders are the best quality and value

  • Direct the productivity of department and update as needed while driving continuous improvement

  • Set policies and methodologies for sourcing new products or services, approve vendors, and determine when products should be sourced to single vendor or multiple vendors

  • Analyze financial information related to cost and identify opportunities for cost reductions

  • Lead department to develop forecasts for future demand and place orders in a timely fashion based upon vendor lead-time

  • See that the management of all administrative functions within department operate smooth and efficient

  • Manage and communicate content updates to Executive staff to ensure full transparency

  • Manage various projects and project schedules, ensuring key milestones and updates are being communicated to peers

  • Manage timely and orderly the flow of all production aspects, from project inception, internal and external reviews final product release.

  • Create and maintain various reports to track shipments and vendor yield output

Qualifications & Competencies

  • BS in Supply Chain Management or Business Administration or Commensurate Experience in Sourcing

  • Strong preference for international sourcing experience

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

  • Understand demand and supplier trends

  • Negotiation skills a must

  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word), Internet search tools and web-site navigation

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and financial modeling skills

  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities in a deadline driven environment while remaining organized.

  • Must be self-motivated and detail oriented

  • Independent judgement is required to plan, prioritize, organize, and accomplish diversified work objectives.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent external and internal customer service skills

  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality, demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness both internally and externally

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I would say this is the first job where I've felt cared about as a person and not an asset. I love the people and what I do.

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