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Director, Strategic Sourcing in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 3/26/2018

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

In this role, you develop and execute the organization’s indirect sourcing and procurement strategy to ensure it aligns with the overall indirect spend objectives, vision and strategic plans of the company.
The primary purpose of this position is to develop and lead an indirect sourcing function and provide overall direction and management for activities including but not limited to sourcing strategy, annual cost savings goals, category management, internal process and policy compliance, supplier relationship management, and contract negotiation and execution.
In addition, This role will drive value to ATD by developing and managing the [Marketing] category of spend

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide overall direction to the ATD indirect sourcing organization including efforts to reduce costs, mitigate risks, improve spend compliance, and establish best practices
  • Lead the sourcing steering committee and take ownership of standard sourcing processes company-wide
  • Monitor and measure sourcing organization effectiveness against established performance metrics
  • Develop a highly qualified and effective indirect sourcing organization
  • Facilitate change management with colleagues and key contacts throughout the organization
  • Develop and maintain effective suppliers and relationships with strategic suppliers across the indirect spend categories
  • Enforce compliance to existing processes and policy by instituting appropriate systems, incentives, and consequences
  • Approve high dollar contracts and purchase orders
  • Identify large-scale business opportunities and improvement initiatives that maximize profitability
  • Originate new concepts and innovative approaches for the organization
  • Influence large and strategic sourcing and purchasing decisions across ATD indirect spend
  • Effectively work with functional and business groups to support customer satisfaction through implementation activities and effective customer feedback initiatives
  • Identify large-scale business opportunities and improvement initiatives that maximize profitability and lead execution of the initiatives when necessary. Influence strategic sourcing and purchasing decisions across ATD
  • Drive use of sourcing best practices and standardization of procurement processes while minimizing supply risk
  • Ensure that ATD has a very good supply market understanding and works with the business / function teams to provide input for creating innovative win-win customer and supplier strategies
  • Direct all aspects of ATD’s sourcing processes including tactical/spot opportunities, strategic eRFx’s, eAuctions, etc.
  • Develop and implement the [Marketing] category plans that capitalizes on market opportunities and aligns with functional business requirements
  • Ensure the optimal [Marketing] category strategies and targets are being developed, and that the category strategies are highly aligned to current and future business needs (and overall category strategy) and that the supply base is capable of supporting these strategies
  • Analyze information supplied by Subject Matter Expert (SME) or other internal stakeholders, and translate into detailed requirements and competitive bid specifications
  • Conduct post event analyses, including price/cost analysis, service level analysis, and other category specific analytics as required
  • Provide status updates, at key event milestones, to ensure stakeholders are well informed
  • Coordinate SME’s participation in the event scoring process and facilitate consensus scoring session to help finalize supplier selection.
  • Facilitate post-event meetings with supplier finalists from RFx events as required, Coordinate formal supplier award and regrets communications to event participants
  • Primary interface on collaboration with legal counsel to ensure mutually agreed terms and conditions are incorporated into final contract and executed by appropriate ATD signatory
  • Ensure adequate contract compliance measures are incorporated into transacting model through close coordination with the Director of Procurement Operations
  • Build policies and procedures for reviewing supplier performance against contracted obligations/service levels and business expectations

  • Develop and continually improve spend information and long-term forecasts for costs, savings targets, and planned projects

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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