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Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Elkay Interior Systems

Elkay - ISI

Location Fond du Lac
Posted 85 days ago -
Type: Full-Time Permanent
Reference ID: REQ-014023


Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Elkay Interior Systems

Our goal at Elkay is to inspire everyday – customers, employees…and the employees of tomorrow. We focus on doing the right thing so we can be in business forever. Our values-driven culture emphasizes investing in people and treating them like part of the family. We’re financially-stable and privately-owned with a solid reputation for ethics, integrity, giving back, and providing an engaging, inclusive environment where careers flourish and grow. Our people are proud to work for Elkay.

And the feeling is mutual – because it’s Elkay’s people who really give us our edge. We empower our employees to take the lead in delivering Elkay’s exceptional customer experience. Our commitment to our people and their professional development is a recipe for success that has fueled our growth from a three-person shop in 1920 to one of today’s leading international suppliers of plumbing, water delivery and branded commercial interiors. If you’re ready for a new career challenge where everything you do will make a difference, talk to us about joining the Elkay family.

Elkay Interior Systems (EIS) is a global interior design and manufacturing company, offering an array of design, build, and installation services to the restaurant, retail, education, and hospitality markets. EIS simplifies the complicated. By leveraging insights gained from working with global brands, we cultivate environments that are dynamic and profitable, designing experiences customers will remember.

We are thinkers, designers, and builders, crafting extraordinary environments.

Join EIS, an Elkay Manufacturing company, and discover your next opportunity.

Opportunity Snapshot:

Under the direction of the Strategic Sourcing Supervisor, the Strategic Sourcing Specialist spearheads efforts to identify new sources of supply, new technological advances and consolidation of suppliers to leverage a competitive advantage for EIS. This position interacts with Sales, Project Management, Design, Procurement, Engineering and Production personnel to oversee end to end sourcing of products and services essential for our operations. In addition, the Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for all phases of sourcing that require the skills necessary to identify cost saving opportunities, create competitive environments and creatively negotiate and generate contracts to assure seamless availability of all products to support the company objectives.

A Day in the Life:

  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to implement effective procurement strategies for EIS. Continuously improves productivity and efficiency of processes throughout the operational organization.
  • Develops and implements sourcing and supplier selection strategy domestically and international
  • Identifies new sources of supply and leads the make vs buy decisions.
  • Negotiates initial terms with suppliers and works with buyers to identify challenges with current supply source.
  • Assesses supplier capabilities and negotiates contracts for timely supplies at fair prices and in compliance with regulations
  • Assists to develop forecasts for future demand and places orders in a timely fashion based upon vendor lead-time
  • Product life cycle and excess & obsolescence management
  • Follows and complies with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintains departmental housekeeping standards
  • Other duties as assigned

What You Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 3+ years purchasing/strategic sourcing and operations/supply chain experience
  • Ability to develop an understanding of and interpret documents such as blueprints, drawings, plan sets, safety rules, and procedure manuals; Generate reports and correspondence related to these documents
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other employees within and outside the organization
  • Ability to complete calculations as needed and requires advance Excel capabilities
  • Strong technical/analytical mindset with the ability to problem-solve issues with several concrete variables
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with aggressive due dates
  • May travel up to 10%