Georgia Employer STRATEGIC SOURCING MANAGER in Atlanta, Georgia

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: BS or BA degree and a minimum of three years of Raw Materials/MRO/Indirect purchasing experience. Superior problem solving and organizational skills required.LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS: CPSM preferred but not mandatoryESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION:Negotiate manufacturing direct and indirect purchasing for North America requirements assuring lowest total cost of ownership, security of supply and required quality. Identify areas of risk and opportunity and champion projects to mitigate the risk or secure the opportunity in cross functional efforts across the North American Global Strategic Sourcing group. Continuously improve Superior Essex expertise in the spend categories to accomplish the position mission and keep all levels of management updated with regular reporting and forecasting.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop / execute short and long term sourcing strategies for the management of manufacturing direct and indirect materials and suppliers. Manage suppliers based on strategic goals and objectives including the development of new suppliers / or products. Participate as an equal and valued member of the Global Sourcing team with counter parts in North America, Europe and Asia. Work with customers (plants) monitoring inventory levels and improving demand analysis Interact with Accounting, Finance, Operations, Engineering, Quality and Information Technology departments as needed. Other requirements or projects as needed within the Global Sourcing Team.SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Leadership with and without official reporting lines Ability to organize efforts strategically Excellent written and oral communication skills. Superior problem solving and organizational skills required. Understand the impact of currency exchange rates. Ability to understand how chemical feedstock pricing affects raw material pricing downstream.COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Must be extremely proficient with spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and database software packages.