Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing - Chandler , Arizona, United States, 85249

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Summary/Objective:
This position will be provide strategic and operational ownership for global strategic sourcing and procurement reporting directly to the Sr. VP of Operations.

Essential Functions:
  1. Set the vision, strategic direction, expectations, annual and long-term objectives for global procurement.
  2. Develop and execute global sourcing strategy to achieve ongoing year over year material costs savings targets and to ensure an ongoing competitive advantage for Rogers.
  3. Communicate and promote the strategic sourcing strategy internally to Rogers management and key business unit stakeholders, while ensuring the strategy evolves to adequately address changing market conditions.
  4. Successfully execute the sourcing strategy through close collaboration with the global Supply Chain and Business Unit organizations.
  5. Develop and maintain a strategic partnerships and leverage the supply base to meet the company's procurement requirements related to quality, delivery and cost.
  6. Negotiate global supply agreements with strategic suppliers through the Request for Proposal process.
  7. Establish intelligence and market knowledge to enable the team to make informed decisions.
  8. Closely monitor the supply market with regards to pricing, commodity trends, supplier capacity, supplier news, industry news and new product developments.
  9. Identify new supplier entrants in current and developing best cost and performance markets and assess their capabilities to offer Rogers a competitive advantage over the existing supplier base.
  10. Prepare and distribute a monthly commodity key performance indicator reports.
  11. Work closely with the Business Units to develop and align commodity road maps leveraging innovation and differentiated value add from the supply base.
  12. Implement Lean principles, practices and continuous improvement mentality within strategic sourcing and through supply base.
  13. Execute supplier management programs with suppliers, including the development of performance metrics and regular key supplier business review.
  14. Monitor and report on supplier performance and compliance.
  15. Support Site Supply Chain to manage suppliers to ensure safety, quality, cost, and delivery timelines are achieved.
  16. Support Global Supplier Quality management on Audits and Assessments of new and existing suppliers.
  17. Support new product development projects through the New Product Introduction Process.
  18. Uses professional concepts to contribute to development of company concepts and principles and to achieve objectives in creative and effective ways.


Job Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree and 15 years' experience in Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Management, Supply Chain, or similar function in a complex, multi-site enterprise
  • 5 years' management experience at Director Level
  • Extensive Procurement Management experience
  • Knowledge of business planning, modeling, concepts and tools
  • Experience in Chemical or related industry

Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to navigate political landscape with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and management skills
  • Demonstrated high degree of accountability
  • Ability to build trust and understanding across disparate parts of the organization
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple complex projects
  • Knowledge of Lean procurement methods and practices

Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Master's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related area APICS Supply Chain Certification
  • Working knowledge of ERP & materials procurement systems

Why work for Rogers
With an outstanding work environment, vast developmental opportunities, and a top-notch benefit package, we empower employees with a culture of excellence. Come join a winning team! Rogers Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

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About Rogers Corporation:
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global leader in engineered materials to power, protect and connect our world. With more than 180 years of materials science and engineering experience, Rogers delivers high performance solutions that enable Advanced Connectivity and Advanced Mobility, as well as other technologies where reliability is critical. Rogers delivers Power Electronics Solutions for energy-efficient motor drives, vehicle electrification and alternative energy; Elastomeric Materials Solutions for sealing, vibration management, and impact protection in mobile devices, transportation interiors, industrial equipment and performance apparel; and Advanced Connectivity Solutions for wireless infrastructure, automotive safety and radar systems. Headquartered in Arizona (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit .