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Director of Sourcing (Horticulture/Landscaping)
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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This position will manage all aspects of the company’s sourcing function in a centralized environment with direct procurement of green goods and oversight of hardlines and irrigation sourcing functions. This function will have direct responsibility for negotiations with key suppliers and management of supply logistics to ensure cost effective procurement, as well as, proper availabilities in support of customer needs. This position requires a hands-on supervising ability of the corporate and site sourcing teams to carry out strategies as defined by senior management.
Education, training, experience:
•Ongoing negotiations with key product and transportation suppliers to ensure consistent availabilities while realizing a distinct competitive advantage in product costs.
•Works with Product Line Managers in product mix decisions and negotiations.
•Supports sales and marketing in development of green goods, hardlines, and irrigation programs.
•Collects and analyzes data in support of all purchasing decisions.
•Anticipates, evaluates and communicates timely market/industry insights and advises as it relates to procurement changes and trends.
•Oversight of the flow of all products from suppliers in support of customer needs and inventory objectives.
•Management of Sourcing Specialists and Field Buyers with daily support to site based sourcing employees.
•Management of all product contracts, deposits, and long term commitments.
•Directs and monitors companywide inventory processes to meet inventory and working capital turn objectives while minimizing losses resulting from scrap and obsolescence.
•Provides training and support to center teams in sourcing systems and processes.
•Ensures that the centralized procurement system processes are adhered to and maintained while working in coordination with Information Technology.
•Involved in supplier meetings and visits as required.
•Supports the pricing function through analytics and directs vendor and item databases.
Skills & Qualifications:
•BS degree (preferably in Horticulture or related field), 7+ years of purchasing experience in a high volume or multi-unit environment, deep knowledge of the horticulture industry.
•Strong negotiating skills coupled with an excellent organizational ability, a high degree of initiative.
•Customer service and team orientated with outstanding communication skills while operating within a diverse environment.
•Strong analytical background with an above average working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets.
•Skilled in process evaluation, management, and improvement.
•Comfortable interfacing with executive team members on tactical and strategic initiatives.
•Must be able to operate in a fast paced environment, responding well to periods of high stress associated with concentrated seasonal demands.
•Aggressive “hands on” approach with the ability to communicate and problem solve with suppliers and internal clients.
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