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Sourcing/ Commodity Specialist

Company: Haydon Corporation
Location: Wayne
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

THE COMPANY
Mission & Vision: At Haydon, it's our mission to deliver the highest quality metal framing and baseboard systems with the power and resources of a coast-to-coast leader, and the flexible, personalized service of a local supplier. At Haydon, we consider every employee, customer, and vendor as a member of our community. It's our vision to grow and succeed together, as we challenge ourselves to become the leader in our industry.
Background Over more than half a century, Haydon has grown to become a national leader in our industry, and we know what it takes for each project to succeed. With our knowledgeable, supportive staff and strategically located manufacturing facilities, we're able to deliver innovative and timely solutions across North America. Our tradition of excellence is founded on our commitment to our coworkers and customers, and a dedication to our shared success. This people-first culture is at the core of who we are and how we do business. We treat all our customers' projects and deadlines as if they were our own, going that extra step to ensure all orders are fulfilled on spec and on time. From the first call to the last sign-off, our team is there to help guide each order to successful completion. We're more than just a supplier. We're a partner. And as we continue to grow and evolve toward an even more successful future, our job will always be to help everyone - our customers, coworkers, and vendors - to succeed.
Haydon employs approximately 300 people that are dispersed across 3 strategic locations in California, Texas, and New Jersey. New Jersey is the largest manufacturing site and where Haydon's headquarters is located. (Haydoncorp.com)
THE ROLE The Sourcing/Commodity Specialist will help Haydon acquire its commodities in the most efficient and cost-effective ways possible. Reporting the VP Global Procurement, the Sourcing/Commodity Specialist will focus on building relationships with product suppliers, negotiating deals, drafting contracts [with support from Legal as needed], and evaluating supplier performance on an ongoing basis. The goal of this position is to maximize Haydon's profits while ensuring the company works only with reliable supplier partners that produce high-quality products and services. Relationship management is an important part of this position so the ability to establish and cultivate strong connections with existing and new partners, suppliers, internal stakeholders, and customers, is crucial.
RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and source suppliers and maintain long-lasting relationships with them as well as existing suppliers.
  • Establish a continuous strategic supplier evaluation cycle to ensure that suppliers always meet or exceed Haydon's expectations.
  • Prepare and submit a request for proposal (RFP) to suppliers and negotiate price, quantity, and delivery schedule(s).
  • Assess quotes and compile detailed assessments of cost breakdowns and contribute to supplier selection based on quote comparisons.
  • Maintain all relevant documentation for each supplier (NDA, Master Supplier Agreement, etc.) and ensure that all contracts relating to product sourcing contain all details of the negotiation.
  • Provide solutions and recommendations to improve company spending and outsourcing of Haydon's Steel and Hardware categories (raw and finished products).
  • Help implement inventory optimization strategies at Haydon including Plan For Every Part (PFEP).
  • Work cross-functionally with peers and executives to drive strategic partnerships.
  • Evaluate and recommend a Procurement methodology/approach/operating model for Haydon.
  • Plan and execute sustainable Supply Base Optimization processes (sourcing savings).
  • Contribute to a high-performance team culture to adopt innovation and encourage others through your behavior; be open, courageous, and inclusive.
    THE CANDIDATE
    Professional Qualifications
    • 5+ years' experience in Strategic/Category Sourcing, Commodity Management, Procurement, Supply Chain, or comparable roles
    • Proven experience sourcing within the steel industry
    • Comfortable using ERP and vendor management software
    • Experience in supplier strategy development and execution
    • Demonstrated skills and capabilities negotiating with top-tier suppliers
    • Strong communication skills combined with ability to manage and influence stakeholders at different levels of the organization
      Personal Qualifications
      • Appreciation for transforming an organization through our talent, resulting in a high-performing culture.
      • Exceptional leadership and people skills are required including creating a culture of collaboration and inclusion, building cross-functional engagement and influence, strategic vision, and presence.
      • A life-long learner, with a thirst for knowledge and a genuine desire for self-improvement, refining skills and competencies, interfacing with peers and business leaders, and keeping abreast of best practices in sourcing/procurement.
      • Possesses a high level of humility with a balance of drive for performance and a genuine belief in teamwork.
      • The ability to build strong relationships with a wide range of constituencies and stakeholders.
      • Approachable, honest, with the highest integrity, moral and ethical values.
      • Commitment to Haydon's Values.
        OUR VALUES At Haydon we---
        Stay Safe from production to installation, putting the health and well-being of ourselves, our coworkers, and customers first.
        Excel in all that we do. Take pride in leading the way with the highest quality products and the best customer service.
        Deliver for every customer by giving every job the utmost attention, being flexible in fulfilling requests, and always delivering on time.
        Grow as a company and individuals, aiming higher, learning more, and improving every day.
        Together we are a community. We support, respect, and care for all of our coworkers and customers.
        BENEFITSHaydon offers a competitive salary, full medical benefits, a 401(k) Safe Harbor Plan with a 3% employer contribution, profit sharing, and discretionary annual incentive.
        EDUCATIONBachelor's degree in business, supply chain management, or logistics required.MBA and APICS certification desired.
        LOCATIONWayne, New Jersey

Keywords: Haydon Corporation, Wayne , Sourcing/ Commodity Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Wayne, New Jersey

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