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in Stoughton, WI

Hours Full-time
Location Stoughton, Wisconsin

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Create and execute commodity strategies that align with the directives of the organization and with respect to risk, quality, delivery and cost, within the confines of the “Continuous Supplier Management Program”.
  • Identify and develop supplier relationships with a strong focus on flexibility/agility, quick response times, process flow efficiency, product quality, on time commitments, distribution excellence and supplier reliability.
  • Develop and execute supplier contracts/agreements in alignment with the financial objectives of the organization that will ensure mitigation of risk, reduction of lead time, and improve delivery metrics.
  • Identify, implement and obtain cost reduction initiatives in conjunction with the “Cost Improvement Team” to achieve the targets set by the organization.
  • Maintain current expertise in supply market dynamics & supplier classification as well as the industry and commodities assigned.
  • Lead or assist the Supplier Quality Leader in the supplier score card program that provides an objective view of our supply base, and implement corrective actions as required or needed.
  • Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and utilize emerging opportunities for the betterment of the organization.
  • Process new items through a defined business process including item master set up and vendor contract maintenance.
  • Responsible for establishing production planning parameters in the business system to effectively manage inventory levels.
  • Support Buyers and Senior Buyers with purchase order generation as needed, and also with reviewing and acting upon ERP exception messages resulting from changes in the master schedule.
  • Investigate invoice problems to ensure timely payment to suppliers/vendors.
  • Analyze sales orders and bills of materials for future jobs to ensure material availability and on current jobs to manage excess material.
  • Participate in Supply Chain Strategic Deployment initiatives by leading team on projects assigned such as, implementing Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Supplier Manual creation, Reducing non-returnable packaging, etc.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and 7-10 years of experience in the procurement or related field.
  • Licenses/Certifications:
    • CSCP, CPIM, or equivalent strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
    • Experiences in a variety of procurement concepts, practices, and procedures.
    • Project management skills that are cross functional.
    • Solid communication skills external and internal to the organization
    • Experience with global sourcing a plus.
  • Willingness to travel, up to 20%.
  • Daily contact with suppliers; negotiation, expediting, persuading and discussing.
  • Daily contact with team of Buyers and Sourcing Managers; leading, coaching, listening, explaining, and exchanging information.
  • Daily contact with Sr. Sourcing Manager; exchange of information, discussion, negotiating, and persuading.
  • Daily contact with Engineering, Sales, Manufacturing, Quality, Environmental Health & Safety: exchange of information, discussion, negotiating, and persuading.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)