The Sourcing Department is looking for a high-energy; results oriented sourcing manager to assume responsibility for sourcing and managing our worldwide shipping supply portfolio. The Sourcing Manager will be involved in all phases of sourcing which will require the skills necessary to identify cost saving opportunities, create competitive environments, creatively negotiate, generate contracts and manage delivery of optimal solutions.
Provide input to plans and strategies for the business unit, department or project to satisfy internal clients
Make recommendations/provide input to the determination of financial goals of the business unit or department
Identify ways to reduce costs to better focus on creating greater efficiencies, economies of scale or better quality resources for a project or the team, department or business unit
Coordinate work efforts and projects of others to ensure integration and completion of work against department expectations by monitoring, assessing, and resolving variances in budget, timing or quality of work
Determine priorities for one’s area of accountability to create clarity about focus while ensuring work is completed effectively and efficiently
Ensure priorities are handled effectively by modifying plans and actions in your own area of accountability
Renegotiate, renew and discontinue suppler contracts
Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply and exploit emerging opportunities that may benefit Balkamp
Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning by using industry cost models
Review and approve comprehensive list of suppliers for bid processes developed by analyzing the industry to best understand trends and competitive positioning in order to ensure system activation of the best possible supply base
Develop negotiation strategies that deliver against business objectives and achieves sustainable relationships with suppliers
Implement supplier agreements/contracts by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement based on contract terms and conditions
Provide product and service expertise to geographic associates to build network participation and expertise
Bachelor's degree required; degree in Business or Marketing, or Supply Chain
Minimum 3-5 years strategic sourcing experience preferred, Automotive Aftermarket preferred. NAPA experience a plus but not a requirement
Must have strong negotiation skills
Strong writing, communication, presentation, negotiation and analytical skills
Ability to work in a fast pace environment and prioritize multiple projects from conception to completion
Must be able to work under specific, defined, and narrow time constraints
Track record of creating effective cross-functional partnerships and working effectively through multiple levels of an organization while building effective relationships externally
Proficient in Microsoft products and other applications
Come join a winning team! NAPA Balkamp, part of Genuine Parts Company, is a global leader in automotive and industrial parts distribution. As a fortune 200 company with over 40,000 employees worldwide, Genuine Parts has enjoyed a 90 year history of growth. NAPA Balkamp supplies parts to over 60 NAPA distribution centers and over 6,000 NAPA stores through operations in Plainfield, IN and Salt Lake ...City, UT.
With our headquarters located just a few miles from downtown Indianapolis, Balkamp offers unmatched professional growth opportunities. Individuals can explorer roles in the areas such as Category Management, Supply Chain, Operations, Marketing, Sales, IT and Finance. Balkamp offers multiple paths into the company including internships, direct hires, leadership development program opportunities. Our family of employees enjoy a fun work environment, competitive wages, benefits, employee discounts, and opportunities to be part of multiple racing sponsorship events.