Director, Global Sourcing and Procurement


Cincinnati, OH

15+ years

Posted 217 days ago

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Director, Global Sourcing and Procurement

Apex Supply Chain Technologies

Mason, Ohio



The Director of Global Sourcing and Procurement will report to the COO as a key member of his Works

leadership team. The role will work closely, on a daily basis, with the leaders of the accounting,

manufacturing and engineering teams. The role is responsible for the development and execution of the   

global sourcing and procurement strategies and processes, including supplier certification, to ensure

that the team provides materials sourced with suppliers that meet performance standards at

competitive prices, allowing for maximization of profits. 


The ideal Director of Global Sourcing will have a bias towards action. The need is for you to assure our process rigor and integrity and do so when ambiguity exists with our material requirements definition.  


Candidates will need to have experience in both the physical and digital realms, our products are complex systems that mix both to create connected solutions. Our strategy will require you to have sound experience working with 3rd party engineering and/or manufacturing partners. This redefines our sourcing and material planning process, supporting product design and development, assuring the integration of the product development and procurement processes of both Apex and the partner.


The Director of Global Sourcing will have superior teaching and coaching skills. You know that the most important part of your job is setting the team up for success. Through mentoring, teaching, and reviewing, you help your make sound sourcing decisions rapidly, improve their deliverable quality, and get out of their comfort zone. Provide the needed business-leader level perspective to identify and understand the down-stream business and/or process impact of decisions and changes initiated within the engineering team.


Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out the supply chain vision regarding the philosophy, process, and systems in the procurement group to become more competitive, continuously improve, and be a part of operational excellence
  • Take a lead role in strategic and tactical negotiation of major supplier contracts
  • Validate/Define the organizational and competency requirements of your team in support of the current and anticipated needs of the business, then lead the team to the swift and effective execution of that strategy.
  • Develop outstanding supplier relations which create win-win relationships that will position us with the best suited global sources while increasing the efficiencies of the procurement process and reduce costs while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct
  • Create and manage integrated systems with suppliers and across business processes to advance the operating efficiency of the Sourcing team and how it adds to the overall efficiency of the business operations
  • Establish metrics and standards to ensure that purchased materials support quality, cost, delivery, and service levels
  • Tracks supplier performance using dashboard metrics and exits suppliers if necessary
  • Work cross functionally with teams such as sales, engineering, information systems, manufacturing and finance to provide quality materials needed in a timely manner
  • Manage and develop a high performing team of world class supply chain professionals that continuously adds value to the organization
  • Continuously pursue new avenues of supply chain alternatives
  • Conduct Competitive Inquires, as directed
  • Stay abreast of market developments that influence supply or price conditions and report major developments to management
  • Other tasks and responsibilities based on business needs

?       Manage multiple projects concurrently to ensure all projects are on time and on budget. 

?       Develop metrics and process rigor to track and drive departmental productivity and efficiency.

?       Understand and support the cross-business processes and disciplines within which this department needs to operate and accommodate.

Core competencies

? Driving Results: Set the bar high?Motivate your team to pursue and achieve aspirational results, which drive the business forward.

? Leading People: Effectively lead and manage the performance of people by being a role model to others, monitoring progress on objectives and behaviors and coaching others for success.

? Strategic Decision Making: Make effective and timely decisions by sourcing and analyzing critical information.

? Commercial Orientation: Understand and recognize the organization?s business objectives (competitive realities, timelines, budgets)

? Driving Change: Identify, lead and support change and continuous improvement within own group and companywide

? Collaboration & Influencing: Engage, challenge and work effectively with others.

? Emotional Intelligence: Able to monitor your own and others' emotions to appropriately guide thinking and behavior

? Influence: Able to navigate conversations and various scenarios to appropriately negotiate the desired outcome



?       15+ years of experience in purchasing / supply chain management in manufacturing and electronic related industries

?       A minimum of 10 years of experience in leading teams with increasing levels of responsibility, specifically supply chain

?       Must have previous training in Six Sigma Green or Black Belt

?       CSCP, CPIM, and/or CPM certification

?       Experience in international coordination of sourcing and materials management

?       Experience working in Lean Manufacturing environments

?       Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

?       Skilled at using sound strategic business judgements as it relates to supply management philosophies and initiatives.

?       Detailed knowledge of generally accepted purchasing practices, contract negotiation, and related laws and regulations

?       Experience in tactical planning skills and forecasting systems

?       Demonstrated knowledge of ERP systems and the inter relationship and interdependence of business processes.

?       Proven leadership skills to also lead cross functional teams in a matrixed environment

?       Outstanding presentation skills, strong competence in preparing and presenting business direction, strategies, products, services, and capabilities, including make-vs-buy analysis in support of strategic opportunities.

?       Experienced in developing, negotiating and managing complex 3rd party and/or contract manufacturing relationships

?       Demonstrate ability to take a value added ?seat at the executive table?

?       Develop and maintain effective communications with all levels of internal and external customers

?       Demonstrate ability to make decision that flex between consideration of the primary goal and mission of the purchasing team and the overall business requirements.

?       Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment that requires excellent prioritization, interpersonal, and planning skills where meeting deadlines is essential

?       Utilize strong analytical skills to support sound decision-making logic with practical thinking when evaluating solutions and meeting management philosophies and initiatives

?       Promote a strong liaison with appropriate personnel, internally and externally, fostering good working relationships with suppliers

?       Excellent coach and leader creating goals, assigning accountability, and assisting in the execution plans necessary for success

?       Maintain confidentiality with sensitive company information

?       Strong organizational, interpersonal and negotiation skills for effective interaction with suppliers, customers, co-workers, supply chain, project management engineering and manufacturing departments



We are an aggressive, rapidly growing and innovative company that is delivering industry redefining solutions to solve the challenges, both known and yet unrecognized, of our target markets and customers. Today, no one in our space is or can do what we are doing. So, to assure we stay on that leading edge of innovation Apex is looking for a Director of Global Sourcing to help assure we scale our Sourcing processes to support and enable the delivery of innovative connected products built on advanced IoT technologies.

Apex Supply Chain Technologies is defining the future of how companies manage their supply chains by providing tailored, scalable, hardware and software solutions, which allow customers to right-size and control the flow of materials, supplies, equipment and critical parts, based on true demand. We are a rapidly growing Mason, Ohio technology innovator, providing transformative Supply Chain Technology solutions to a client base of over 17,000 corporate users worldwide. Over the past five years, more than 300 of the Fortune 1000 and Forbes Global 1000 companies have implemented Apex solutions.


We offer a very competitive base salary and a full benefits package including health insurance, life, dental and a 401(k) plan with a company match.

Apex Supply Chain Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit an application at the link below.