Masonite

Global Commodity Manager – Capital Equipment

USA-NC-Charlotte
1 month ago
ID
2017-11451

Summary

Our vision is to be the best provider of building products in the eyes of our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and communities.

At Masonite, we understand that people are key. We are a composite of diverse people who come together by showing support and respect to one another.

We hire people that demonstrate integrity under pressure. Integrity is at the foundation of everything we do. It is in each door we make, in our commitment delivery and in our honest and sincere communication.

Our employees are flexible, versatile and resilient. Our ability to weather any storm, to bend without breaking, is what allows us to hear the knock and open the door with confidence, no matter what’s on the other side.

We hold the door open for each other and for new ideas. We want everyone to freely contribute ideas and add value, so we are positive and encouraging. This collaborative environment is what makes Masonite a transparent, fair company- one that doesn’t hide behind closed doors.

We continuously strive to improve both our products and our customers’ experiences. This drive leads us to revolutionize the door industry and help people walk through walls.

This position has primary accountability for managing all activities related to the procurement of capital equipment for global Masonite operations.

Responsibilities

  • Lead negotiations with equipment and equipment service related suppliers to ensure Masonite gets the best overall value.
  • Partner with global engineering to establish a global sourcing strategy for major capital equipment; engage business leaders and suppliers to understand their needs.
  • Develop innovative sourcing arrangements to reduce capital equipment costs and risks.
  • Closely work with legal on finalizing contracts.
  • Continuously develop and implement best practices in the capital equipment sourcing area; establish and implement supply chain policies consistent with corporate guidelines, ensuring that operations and procurement personnel fairly and consistently administer all policies and procedures.
  • Expertise across the full lifecycle of strategic sourcing and corporate procurement activities including sourcing strategies, RFP development & analysis, supplier selection, contract negotiations, contract preparation, and review and analysis.
  • Responsible for the identification and implementation of innovation and value creation opportunities within the capital equipment sourcing category to improve performance.
  • Evaluate like suppliers and help equipment standardization efforts across multiple plants.
  • Monitor compliance and ensure operational usage against centrally procured contracts; seek to understand compliance issues and drive corrective actions as needed.
  • Work with operations leadership on special projects to support operations strategy.
  • Establish process with AP & engineering to ensure asset tracking of all capital equipment is documented.
  • Develop, maintain and report on category metrics before and after negotiations.
  • Create an environment that fosters team work, collaboration, flexibility and change acceptance that supports quality, standardization and cost savings

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred)    
  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience in Capital equipment negotiations.
  • Must demonstrate significant experience in project management and show successes in deployment of systems/processes
  • Demonstrated competence in cost reduction and process improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to provide innovative leadership in the issues related to the key procurement and operating disciplines.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively communicate at all organizational levels and outside suppliers.
  • Strong analytical and strategic problem solving capabilities
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience, knowledge or trained in Design for Six Sigma Methodologies highly desired. 

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