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ASSA ABLOY Strategic Sourcing Engineer in Lawrence, Kansas

Career Opportunities: Strategic Sourcing Engineer (23629)

Requisition ID 23629 - Posted - Amarr Company - SDA Production Group - USA: Kansas (Lawrence) - Supply Chain - Posting Country (1) - Yes - Not applicable - Travel Required: 0%-10%

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A can’t miss opportunity for a Strategic Sourcing Professional in Lawrence, KS! Are you looking for a new challenge with a long-standing successful manufacturing team?

Do you consider yourself a strong, versatile sourcing professional, skilled at managing projects with key internal and external stakeholders to successful execution? Do you thrive in an environment where your natural curiosity and ability to seek out opportunities and change is valued and encouraged? If so, perhaps a position as the Strategic Sourcing Engineer at Amarr, an ASSA ABLOY company, is for you!

This position works closely within the Supply Chain team, as well as with Distribution, Marketing, Finance, Engineering, and Manufacturing Operations to coordinate sourcing strategy, negotiating with key suppliers, and purchasing crucial commodities. This role also works closely with product development and value analysis/value engineering. You will facilitate the development and execution of category and sourcing strategies to realize overall business objectives.

What are some of the exciting things you will do in this role?

  • Reengineering and optimizing supply chains

  • Identify, select, qualify, and form strategic partnerships with suppliers based on internal and external customer needs within the framework of Amarr’s strategic direction.

  • Evaluate suppliers' capabilities regarding quality, technology, service, cost competitiveness, capacity, financial strengths, flexibility, and commitment.

  • Negotiate the best price and terms and through the onboarding process establish expectations for our partners.

  • Execute master purchase agreements.

  • Develop sourcing and overall supply chain strategies within a category or categories.

  • Manage sourcing projects as project leader, working closely with cross-functional groups to ensure seamless project implementation.

  • Work upstream on product development programs to champion the sourcing role and ensure practical cycle time is communicated and provided to procure material.

  • Work closely with the procurement (Buyer/Planners, Purchasing Manager) team on cost, source information, lead-time, and other appropriate information to the production environment.

  • Collaborate to ensure that supplier performance and DDPM goals are achieved through the sourcing strategy.

  • Co-facilitate and manage supplier performance (i.e., cost, quality, delivery, customer service).

    We know you might be a great fit to join our team if:

    You are a curious, out-of-the-box, collaborative individual who is not afraid of a challenge and who wants to bring your skills and experience to the team. A background collaborating with buyers, planners, and expediters is helpful. You are an analytical individual who is strategic and possesses the ability to drive short-term operational objectives. You possess a solid understanding of total cost of ownership and total landed cost and apply these concepts when performing total cost analyses.

    What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree is required; degree in Engineering preferred.

  • 5 years of professional experience in sourcing, category management, project management, or supply chain management within a lean manufacturing organization or similar.

  • Significant project management experience within a supply chain function performing strategy development.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills to sell ideas and proposals and provide critical information.

  • Knowledge of relevant operational sourcing/procurement processes, preferably within an ERP/MRP based manufacturing company.

  • Experience and expertise in one or more relevant categories such as flat steel, rod/spring wire, aluminum, glass, stamped and roll-formed components, and/or corrugate is preferred.

  • Strong negotiation skills with a collaborative approach are necessary.

  • Accreditation from ASCM, ISM, or other professional supply organization preferred.

    Benefits include Medical/Dental/Vision, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays from day one, tuition reimbursement, and a 401k plan (with an automatic 3% company contribution, regardless of your contribution) among others.

    Our goal is to be a world-leading company that attracts diverse talent, where all team members feel safe being their true selves and are able to thrive in a work environment that promotes change, innovation, and provides equal access and opportunity.

    As one of North America’s leading garage door manufacturers, Amarr Company takes pride in fostering a culture where employees enjoy many opportunities for career growth, rapid advancement, and relocation to some of America’s most desired cities. Although Amarr Company is an international business, employees enjoy a family-oriented, caring culture and rewarding work environment. Amarr Company offers competitive wages, generous benefits, and a bonus program for every employee. At Amarr Company, the door is always open and there is no ceiling to your career growth.


    Always growing. Never boring. Leading right.