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Strategic Sourcing Manager Job

DATE: May 29, 2019

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Procurement
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: Yes 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 10%


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!


Our Architectural Specialties team is currently on the lookout for a Strategic Sourcing Manager at our headquarters in Lancaster, PA. As Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will also play a large role in the development of AWI's evolving sourcing strategy, supplier performance metrics, supply risk evaluation and mitigation, and contract development and negotiation.


You will also be responsible for evaluating potential suppliers for new products, managing supplier relationships during New Product Development (NPD), obtaining and evaluating bids and new supply agreements, and for overseeing cost/process improvement projects with our suppliers. 


Responsibilities of the Strategic Sourcing Manager:

  • Manage and develop New Product sourcing strategies
  • Negotiate with suppliers regarding service levels, quality, and price
  • Develop strategic business relationships and establish trust and partnerships with suppliers,
  • Assess supply market of contract specialty manufacturing capabilities that enhance our competitive positions or build additional manufacturing capacity for successful products
  • Lead project teams to determine lead times, inventory strategies, and minimum order quantities
  • Translate AWI Architectural Specialties quality standards into effective screening methods for potential suppliers; oversee preparation of all supply chain activities
  • Manage and develop supply models for all product introductions
  • Lead efforts on requests for information, proposals, and quotations
  • Develop cost models and ranges for project teams throughout NPD cycle
  • Identify and evaluate suitable suppliers; establish and nurture overseas supplier relationships
  • Collaborate with Department Director on supply agreements, negotiation, and renewals
  • Identify contract manufacturers who possess required equipment and processes
  • Provide NPD project managers with insight to gain understanding of successful supply processes
  • Ensure all product options are well-tested, understood, and documented during NPD launches
  • Develop all master data requirements to successfully manage new product supply
  • Collaborate with Quality and Supply Planning leaders and partners to identify supply chain risks and initiate projects where appropriate to mitigate these risks
  • Lead evaluations of Make versus Buy and Stock versus Make to Order strategies
  • Act as primary driver within team for identification and delivery of material cost-saving projects
  • Eliminate road blocks and challenges to deliver savings projects on time


Required Qualifications and Education of the Strategic Sourcing Manager:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related
  • 10+ years of experience with supplier management, procurement, supply planning, plant operations, technical services, and project management
  • Proven record of driving change and delivering results
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Access
  • Superior data reporting and analysis skills
  • Ability to analyze, draw conclusions, articulate, summarize, and present complex information, particularly as it relates to quantitative and qualitative evaluation of manufacturing and packaging options


Preferred Qualifications of the Strategic Sourcing Manager:

  • Six Sigma and Process Improvement skills
  • SAP experience
  • Global sourcing experience


Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Lancaster, PA):

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.



Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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