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Cornerstone Building Brands Procurement & Sourcing Process Lead in Houston, Texas

Procurement & Sourcing Process Lead

Houston, TX, USAReq #9162

Friday, February 19, 2021

Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Our comprehensive portfolio spans the breadth of the residential and commercial markets, while our expansive footprint enables us to serve customers and communities across North America. Our relentless focus on excellence combined with our ongoing commitment to innovation and R&D has driven us to become the #1 manufacturer of windows, vinyl siding, insulated metal panels, metal roofing and wall systems, and metal accessories. We believe every building we create, and every part of that building, positively contributes to communities where people live, work and play.

The Center of Excellence Category Management Process Lead will have responsibility for the sourcing and category management activities across all Cornerstone Building Brands.The position will report into Cornerstone’s Center of Excellence for Supply Chain and Procurement, supporting the evolution of the function, as a whole.

Primary responsibilities will include: developing and executing best in class sourcing processes, aligning functional and business unit leadership on core objectives, develop a holistic supplier relationship management program, support functional leadership in the creation of policies, standard processes, and other methods to align across Cornerstone.Support technology improvements through best practices, data analytics, data management, reporting, and P2P optimization.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ability to work with stakeholders e.g. engineering, manufacturing, finance to gather all KPIs for the acquisition of goods and related services

  • Lead sourcing projects in indirect area for all Cornerstone such as technology, marketing, facilities management, and plant service categories

  • Understand a broad host of direct and indirect categories, aware of similarities and differences within the process between the two areas

  • Identify opportunities and characterize as long-term and quick impact.Work closely with the SVP of Supply Chain & EVP of Operations to drive solutions from a business capability, operations, and process standpoint.

  • Ability to map processes and lead their improvements and train others on the same

  • Gather market intelligence regarding qualified suppliers within the target regions and solicit preliminary suppliers

  • Evaluate suppliers’ ability to deliver products in their respective end-markets, bandwidth and technical capability

  • Manage complex processes across the enterprise

  • Coordinate multi-function teams as both a leader and doer

  • Intimate understanding of the entire sourcing process from beginning to end to lead sourcing projects and create standard documents on how others will follow the process

  • Help design methods to better identify and leverage enterprise wide sourcing and procurement opportunities

  • Work with functional leadership to foster a path towards increasing Cornerstone’s speed to savings

  • Draft RFP, review with sourcing team, and conduct the RFP with qualified suppliers

  • Collect product pricing from qualified suppliers, validate pricing, and generate an understanding of costs

  • Conduct a professional sourcing evaluation through to provider selection, including contracting

  • Work with all groups to deliver a contracting process that sets up the business for successful category management

  • Drive continuous improvementprogress and documentation

  • Share successes across all Cornerstone to maximize opportunity

  • Process Focused - Must learn how the business works and what best practices could be.

  • The ability to convey that knowledge to various levels and gain the trust that your decision-making will positively impact the business.

  • Project Management Skills – To ability to gain acceptance of changes and facilitate implementing those changes with stakeholders. Setting expectations and managing those to completion.

  • Knowledge of Strategic Sourcing – Must know our current processes, who are the contacts for different areas of the business, and how we as a shared service strive to deliver solutions to our stakeholders

  • Project Management – the ability to manage many activities at once while leveraging the ability to combine as people and process allow

The ideal candidate will have an energetic and engaging personality. She/he must be self motivated and solutions oriented, with a strong intellect. Without question, the successful candidate must possess the highest level of integrity, loyalty to the team and trustworthiness.

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or other related business discipline.

  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in Supply Chain and Sourcing

  • Minimum 5 years of operational excellence

  • CPSM and/or APICs certifications a plus

  • Charismatic and credible communicator who leads by example.

  • Strong team player who can build relationships at all levels of the organization.

  • Excellent communication skills - written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal.

  • Comprehensive planning skills coupled with a high capacity to learn and the ability to think tactically and strategically.

  • Strong analytical skills (including process analysis and interpretation skills).

Cornerstone Building Brands is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, protected veteran status, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or national origin.

Recruitment Fraud

We have been made aware of multiple scams whereby unauthorized individuals are using Cornerstone Building Brand's name and logo to solicit potential job-seekers for employment. In some cases, job-seekers are being contacted directly, both by phone and e-mail. In other instances, these unauthorized individuals are placing advertisements for fake positions with both legitimate websites and fabricated ones. These individuals are typically promising high-paying jobs with the requirement that the job-seeker send money to pay for things such as visa applications or processing fees. Please be advised that Cornerstone Building Brands will never ask potential job-seekers for any sort of advance payment or bank account information as part of the recruiting or hiring process.

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  • Job FamilySupply Chain Management

  • Pay TypeSalary

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  • Houston, TX, USA