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Global Sourcing Leader

Company: Spectrum Brands
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Division Information

The Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) business of Spectrum Brands is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, faucets, and commercial locksets and doors, with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, National Hardware, Stanley, FANAL, Pfister, EZSET, and Tell. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister), and #1 in U.S. retail commercial locksets. Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.

Job Summary

Establishes and leads cross functional commodity teams to create and implement value optimizing supply strategies for assigned commodity/commodities. Works with project teams to identify sources and negotiate price and delivery for new components. The Sourcing Leader is ultimately responsible for the supply relationship within the assigned commodity/commodities. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals/strategies. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Ability to travel is helpful. Research and categorize items within spend to help develop strategy.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • (30%) Manages ongoing relationships with suppliers
  • (15%) Negotiate with suppliers to receive best overall cost of components, service and delivery.
  • (10%) Supports requests from Engineering and Marketing in the launch of new products or components manufactured at suppliers.
  • (15%) Performs and Manages Competitive bidding process, Make vs Buy analysis.
  • (5%) Evaluate measure and report Supplier performance metrics and scorecards.
  • (15%) Develops, implements, and maintains a commodity inventory strategy that supports a company's supply chain.
  • (10%) Evaluates market conditions in order to maintain inventory levels and control costs.

Education and Experience Profile

  • A Bachelor's degree in a business or technical field and / or
  • 3 - 5 Years sourcing experience, preferably in high volume manufacturing/consumer products

Required Skills

  • A proven ability to drive lower costs through regional/global consolidation.
  • Considerable knowledge of sources of supply, markets, price, and commodity trends, with the ability to accurately predict marketplace events and develop both long-range strategy and short-term contingency plans.
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to make presentations and influence people at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and activities that often have competing priorities.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Outlook.
  • SAP and/or equivalent ERP systems

Work Environment

Working conditions are normal for an office environment.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Keywords: Spectrum Brands, Lake Forest , Global Sourcing Leader, Other , Lake Forest, California

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