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LiftOne - Strategic Sourcing Manager

Company: LiftOne
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Find Your Career With LiftOne

We're a family-owned company under our third generation of leadership and have built our business based on the principles of trust, integrity and a desire to help our customers and employees succeed.

LiftOne invests in people, facilities and innovative technology as part of the essential role we play in supporting our country's supply chain and enabling critical goods to be delivered to homes and businesses. We're a privately held company, and pair our scale with a strong foundation in our culture and values. This combination gives us a competitive advantage in the market and helps make us a trailblazing organization that is built to last.

We're looking for hard-working, team-oriented professionals who enjoy working on new challenges every day. We believe our employees are the key to our success, and we're committed to providing a work experience that helps our team grow to their full potential. We offer great benefits, competitive salaries and opportunities for advancement to all our employees.

Be a part of the essential work we do at LiftOne and make a difference for our customers, our community and our company. Learn more about what it means to become a team member with LiftOne.

The Strategic Sourcing Manager is a key leadership role within our supply chain team and is responsible for all aspects of sourcing, parts pricing, procuring supplies, service parts, and services necessary to support the aftermarket business at LiftOne while supporting the company's goals of on-time delivery, quality, and profitability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Direct and oversee the sourcing and procurement processes for OEM/Aftermarket Parts and branch supplies across LiftOne.
Negotiate the best pricing and value for products and services in the most cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
Oversee and manage the creation of new and renewed vendor relationships and contracts.
Monitor, evaluate and track supplier quality; implement corrective action when required
Study market trends to identify the best vendor options and predict product availability.
Own and drive the development of standards, processes, and best practices related to sourcing and procurement.
Analyze category usage and spend to identify areas of opportunity for price reductions, efficient purchasing, improvements, etc.
Leads interactions with suppliers and other departments to identify and capture cost savings productivity opportunities.
Collaborate and work with the organization's management during vendor evaluation and selection, as well as purchase contract negotiations and service level agreements.
Manage RFQs to targeted suppliers to ensure the best suppliers are selected, ensure responses are on time, and review proposals with key stakeholders to ensure the team is aligned on sourcing decisions.
Communicate risks to key stakeholders and escalate to appropriate levels internally and externally to resolve any shortages.
Assists inventory manager in data gathering, analysis, and collaborating in purchasing decisions of service parts.

Skills & Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field plus minimum 5 years of sourcing and procurement experience.
Solid working knowledge of the complete procurement cycle with a hands-on work style
In-depth knowledge of Procurement, Supply Chain and Inventory fundamentals
Strong project management, communication, and leadership skills
Confident and comfortable communicating effectively with all levels of leadership within the organization
Strong interpersonal and analytical skills
Ability to build relationships with key business stakeholders and 3rd party vendors
Contract negotiation and ongoing supplier management skills
Analytics, ability to mine data to drive in depth analysis
Committed to Continuous improvement
Knowledge of effective supplier risk management techniques


OEM & Aftermarket Parts
Professional certifications e.g., CPSM, CIPS, C.P.M.


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