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Shaw Industries Inc Director of Supplier Management in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Director of Supplier Management

Position Overview

Shaw is looking for a leader of our Hard Surface Sourced Products Global Supplier Management team. This team is focused on the development of value creating collaborative relationships with both our suppliers and our internal supplier facing functional partners across Shaw’s worldwide network in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. This leader’s work directly impacts how we shape the sourcing capabilities to support our future global hard surface business growth.

The role is focused on developing solutions to ensure predictable, scalable supply from our current network of global supplier partners around the world. In this highly transformation and continuous improvement focused role you will be expected to develop both supplier facing and internal strategies that optimize Shaw’s current capabilities towards world class standards. You will develop business cases, conceptualize and manage projects, and design and implement solutions that will directly shape the future profitability and growth of Shaw’s hard surface business.

Metrics and data driven decisions should be a part of your DNA as supplier performance management and compliance will be critical to success in this role. Proven abilities to create models/tools for structured profitability-analysis and price negotiation management are also important.

Responsibilities include working collaboratively with internal teams and suppliers to identify best in class inbound supply chain network.

You will lead focused and strategically critical projects across the globe in all areas of the business as required to support Global Supply Chain Operations. You will diagnose processes, recognize supplier needs to be efficient, identify improvement opportunities, prescribe improvement strategies, and guide the improvement effort. Considerable judgment is necessary because you will be motivating others to meet the challenges of an extremely deadline-driven environment where explosive growth is occurring while achieving impeccable quality.

This person will be responsible for managing the relationship with the supplier management community to ensure timely and successful delivery of all programs. This role requires cross-functional collaboration, program management skills, and teamwork across the end-to-end supply chain as well as coordination and communication of program updates to stakeholders across teams globally.

Key Responsibilities

  • Enterprise mindset, able to link functional, quality, and cost tradeoffs to create optimal business outcomes

  • Analyze supplier metrics & scorecards and drive continuous improvement plans around any performance gaps

  • Supplier consequence & performance management

  • Cost management & analysis

  • Price negotiation management

  • Knowledge of how to conduct business in different cultures and regions of the world

  • Supplier development & improvement

  • Teacher to in-country teams

  • Drive and create a path of opportunity for people and suppliers

  • Actively building and maturing processes

  • Collaborate in region with logistics

  • Set preference on suppliers

  • Drop suppliers based on Shaw criteria not being met

  • Manage supplier relationships and performance

  • Manage day-to-day cost

  • Global supply risk analysis

  • Contract development and knowledge

  • Coaching and managing people

  • Establish high supplier compliance & satisfaction

  • Establish high customer centric approach

  • Coordinate and collaborate all supplier negotiations with the Residential and Commercial sourcing leaders

Position Requirements

  • Demonstrated success working in a high-paced work environment

  • Well versed in navigating highly matrixed organizations

  • Strong communicator, both across the organization and with senior leadership

  • Comfortable working in unstructured work environment

  • Challenges the status quo and actively strives for improved efficiency and effectiveness

  • Energized to create clear accountability and consistent processes

  • Previous experience developing talent and building high performing teams

  • Change agent and strives for best in class performance

  • Places high value on ethical conduct and professionalism

  • Strategy development

  • Broad understanding of sourcing/procurement functions

  • Flooring category product knowledge, preferred

  • 7 years of sourcing / procurement experience

  • Cross cultural experience, primarily Asia preferred

  • 10% Travel, including international

Key competencies required to be successful:

  • Build strategic partnerships

  • Inclusive leadership

  • Drive execution

  • Business acumen

  • Empower others

Work Shift

8 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts AM

Shaw Industries is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.