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Requisition Number 17-0343
Post Date 8/1/2017
Title Sourcing Manager
City Red Wing
State MN
Description Take a look at the Red Wing Shoes video series.

Try this on for size: We are looking a Sourcing Manager to demonstrate the value of the procurement organization through developing sourcing strategies, building supplier relationships, maintaining supply continuity, mitigating supply risk, driving cost reduction, implementing process improvement, and encouraging supplier innovation in order to meet quality, service, and profitability goals of Red Wing Shoe Company.

• Partner with procurement, quality, manufacturing, product creation and other key stakeholders to learn the materials supply base along with the technical aspects of shoe componentry, shoe manufacturing, quality standards, and material test requirements.
• Create documented category sourcing strategies that will leverage company spend and improve supplier quality, delivery and cost.
• Evaluate and improve supplier performance utilizing KPI’s and internal customer feedback.
• Analyze price proposals utilizing cost breakdowns, benchmarks, market data, and price indexes.
• Negotiate price, terms and conditions, licensing, and exclusivity to incorporate into supply agreements.
• Solicit RFI’s and RFP’s from suppliers to evaluate risk and price competitiveness.
• Develop secondary sources to encourage competition and improve supply contingencies.
• Manage the integration of new suppliers and materials using the Red Wing Shoe Company share point.
• Collaborate cross functionally to target and implement productivity savings.
• Work with finance on setting price standards for upcoming fiscal year budget.
• Track commodity markets and indexes to anticipate changes in contract pricing and determine strategies to offset supply risk and improve purchase price variance.
• Attend key industry trade shows and events to stay informed of trends and product innovation.
• Work with suppliers and internal stakeholders to develop continuous improvement programs to improve quality, increase production efficiencies, encourage innovation, and reduce purchase cost.
• Develop contingency plans with suppliers to ensure supply continuity plans are in place in the event of supply disruption.
• Assist finished goods Sourcing Manager with special projects on cost analysis, supply agreements, and price negotiations
• Adhere to RWSC Quality Standard Procedures to effectively meet new product launches in a timely manner and mitigate potential supply risk.
• Understand, monitor, and follow applicable law, policies, and procedures in accordance with company purchasing policy.

• Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, and listens intently to others and seeks clarification. Demonstrates group presentation skills and must have excellent communication skills and be able to effectively interface with both internal and external customers.
• Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions and displays orientation to profitability. Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition and is able to align work with strategic goals.
• Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment and is able to prioritize competing demands. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
• Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner and treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Reacts well under pressure. Accepts responsibility for own actions and follows through on commitments.
• Other - Maintains positive relationships with vendors and internal stakeholders. Upholds Red Wing Shoe Company’s core values and conducts oneself according to RWSC policies / handbook.

Internal: Procurement, Sales, Finance, Manufacturing, Product Development, Logistics, Information Technology, Marketing Communications, and Planning

External: Suppliers, Customers, and Community

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university
• 7 years progressive purchasing experience demonstrating willingness for career advancement
• CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) designation preferred
• Demonstrated computer skills and experience with MRP, MS applications
• Solid contract negotiation skills
• Strong oral and written communication and persuasion skills
• Thorough understanding of procurement principles and their application
• Demonstrated problem solving skills

Red Wing Shoe Company will not be using recruitment agencies or firms to fill this position and we will not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate information. No agency calls please. #CB

Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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