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Sourcing Manager - Indirect Materials

Playpower Labs

Playpower Labs

Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

Sourcing Manager - Indirect Materials

3.0 out of 5
Dallas, TX 75247Remote

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  • Full-time

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  • Monday to Friday

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  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

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Company Overview & Values
At PlayPower, we are not just a company; we’re a passionate family of brands dedicated to creating moments of joy and inspiration through play. As a global leader in crafting premier recreational equipment, our mission is to ignite imaginations and fuel creativity in people of all ages. By joining our team of over 1600 employees across the world, you are joining a community that believes in the Power of Play! If you're ready to make a lasting impact and bring laughter and fun to the lives of children and adults, explore our exciting opportunities to help us to create a world where play knows no limits.

Company Values:
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Respect and Caring for Others
  • Openness and Collaboration
  • Individual and Team Accountability
  • Passion and Purpose

Position Overview
The Sourcing Manager for indirect materials will have responsibility for the sourcing activities associated with PlayPower’s indirect materials spend categories. These include MRO, Packaging, IT, HR Services, Marketing, Installation Services, etc. Primary responsibilities will include developing and executing sourcing strategies that deliver the best performance at the lowest total cost of ownership, managing supplier relationships & negotiations, driving productivity improvements, and working collaboratively with all functions of PlayPower.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead and execute strategic sourcing activities for all indirect spend categories.
  • Review and analyze spend data to identify cost savings, non-contracted spend and supplier consolidation opportunities.
  • Develop, document, and implement processes and systems in support of company goals.
  • Effectively negotiate contracts and manage business relationships.
  • Plan, prepare and execute supplier business reviews that cover all aspects of the supplier – customer relationships.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders and functional areas of the business to find saving opportunities via VAVE and Supply Chain optimization.
  • Update and evaluate metrics to assess performance and implement enhancements.
  • Ensure suppliers comply with all required federal, national, regional, and local laws and guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned. The above description is intended to describe the duties of an employee in general terms and does not necessarily describe all duties.

Qualifications, Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A proven track record of successfully implementing measurable improvement in supply chain.
  • Experience working in a centralized procurement organization servicing multiple businesses and multiple facilities, preferably in manufacturing.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional and cross-business unit projects.
  • Experience, knowledge, and competency in indirect materials for industrial manufacturing companies.
  • Strong negotiation skills, with proven track record of negotiating both short- and long-term agreements.
  • Demonstrated success in leading Working Capital (inventory, terms) and lead time improvement initiatives.
  • Broad Supply Chain experience.
  • Proven analytic, management and communication skills.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines and perform under pressure.
  • Energetic and engaging personality with executive presence.
  • Self-motivated and results oriented, with a strong intellect and a high level of stamina. Without question, the successful candidate must possess the highest level of integrity, loyalty to the team and trustworthiness.
  • Strong team player who can build relationships at all levels of the organization, as well as cultivate key external relationships where needed.
  • Ability to deliver results and maintain a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills - written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal.
  • Comprehensive planning skills coupled with high capacity to learn and ability to think tactically and strategically.
  • Good analytical skills (including process analysis and interpretation skills).
  • Strong business and financial acumen.

Education and/or Experience:
  • High School Diploma required.
  • Bachelor’s degree: degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or other related business discipline preferred.
  • 3 - 5 years of related experience in sourcing/commodity leadership and purchasing required.

Travel Requirements:
  • Estimated travel is 10-20%.

Company Information and Disclaimer

Working Conditions:
Normal office environment setting or may be exposed to noise if working in or around a production area. Schedule is Monday through Friday, normal business hours. Constantly required to sit, use hands, talk, and hear. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Position Location:
Position is onsite Monday through Friday (8AM-5PM) and not remote eligible. Only under special circumstance(s) will the person be allowed to work remotely and with express written consent of senior leadership.

Compensation for this position will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications, aligning with industry standards. The salary range for Dallas, TX, is also based upon geographical market standards for the industry and position in those areas.
There is a possibility of a bonus(es) based on individual performance and merit to be paid at the sole discretion of the company, but bonus(es) are not guaranteed unless outlined in writing in the offer letter extended to the candidate selected for the position.
PlayPower and its subsidiaries, PLAYPOWER, offers a competitive benefits package including, but not limited to, paid time off, health insurance, and 401(K) for full-time positions.
Qualified candidates only. Please apply through our website and click on careers or on Indeed. Although we appreciate all interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Reference checks and pre-employment drug testing will be conducted.

The pay range for this position starts as listed in the job posting but could be higher based on education, experience, and the location of the position. Please note, compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each opening. We take into consideration the minimum requirements outlined in the job description, such as an individual's education, training and experience, the position's work location, required travel (if any), and external market conditions when determining the final salary for potential new hires. Be aware that salary estimates published via alternate online job boards may not be a true representation of the actual pay range offered for this position. Please refer to the job description for accurate starting pay range information or feel free to discuss this with an HR professional if you are chosen to move forward with an interview. This position may be eligible for bonuses based on company discretion.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with it. PLAYPOWER reserves the right to change job duties, including essential job functions, according to business necessity.

EEOC Statement:
PlayPower and all subsidiaries are committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, and military or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other action covered by federal or applicable state/local laws.