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Responsibilities and Qualifications
Each company at Vista Outdoor has its own unique DNA. We are united by a dedication to superior quality, performance-driven products and a love of all things outdoors.
As such, the Director of Procurement will manage all sourcing, purchasing, and vendor relationships for the Bell+Giro business unit (including Blackburn and other amazing brands). This role will focus on developing a robust procurement strategy and a high-performing organization capable of maximizing business value from our vendor partnerships through effective management of $180M+ in spend. This includes (but not limited to) cost savings, cash flow improvements, supply optimization, risk management, data & systems, supply agreements, and supplier relationship management that delivers innovation access.
This role represents a build-out of Bell+Giro’s procurement organization and an opportunity to impact the business in a meaningful way through sustainable change and the deployment of best-in-class sourcing processes, which are likely to include category management, spend aggregation/leverage, analytics/intelligence, contract development, supply base consolidation, expenditure approval and control, and automation. This represents a significant but exciting challenge involving supporting the vision, building a team, creating systems, engaging and educating stakeholders, negotiating/partnering with suppliers, managing Asia based teams, establishing metrics/KPIs and driving year over year performance.
Responsibilities and year-one success criteria include, but are not limited to:
⏵ Focus on supply market intelligence through opportunity identification and validation, supplying market research, market forecasts and external market analyses.
⏵ Relationship management - Develop and measure supplier performance, resolve customer issues and focus on supplier development. Integrate data and collect information related to indirect spend management.
⏵ Strategic vision for direct supply management excellence through bench-marked processes and drive Continuous Improvement across all vendors.
⏵ Executes critical cost-savings and vendor consolidation / transition projects currently underway
⏵ Recommend and drive tariff mitigation strategies
⏵ Build organizational awareness and support in combination with dissemination of knowledge
⏵ Drive results and create a sense of urgency through process and project management.
⏵ Change management as it relates to supplier development strategies.
⏵ Keep up to date on category opportunities by bench-marking other industries to provide projects and programs custom to Bell+Giro
Professional Experience and Qualifications
All candidates must be broadly-skilled and strategic sourcing leaders with a high level of intelligence, business acumen, and executive presence, as well as a penchant for innovation, keen natural leadership skills, a transformative mindset. The Director, Procurement must be a self-starter capable of driving results with limited guidance and oversight and have strong collaboration skills.
In addition, all candidates must possess the following skills, experience, or attributes:
⏵ 10+ years’ experience with procurement, manufacturing or supply-chain roles with a focus on best-in-class operational tools and practices. Broad expertise in procurement ranging from New Product sourcing to Strategic sourcing to Project Management and execution.
⏵ Experience in consumer goods industry desired with experience managing domestic and global supplier network. Must have experience managing sourced products, with additional commodities experience a plus.
⏵ Demonstrated ability to drive continuous cost reductions through “Value engineering” and “Design-to-value” methodologies.
⏵ Understands the total value chain and total cost of ownership and has delivered improvements in both cost and cash flow.
⏵ Has cross-functional and direct leadership experience. Collaborative leadership style -- able to communicate and partner well across functions and suppliers. Builds a winning culture of transparency, creativity, professionalism and performance.
⏵ Direct management experience with experience managing remote personnel a plus.
A degree in Business, Supply-Chain, Operations or other related technical discipline is required. An advanced degree is highly desirable. Lean Sigma training and/or relevant procurement certifications are strongly preferred.
We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!