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Strategic Sourcing Manager, Maintenance and Parts in Chattanooga at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 11/18/2018

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Category (Sourcing) Manager for Maintenance and Parts

Our client a recently IPO'd, fast growing company has a new opportunity for a Strategic Sourcing Manager of Maintenance Service, Parts and some Mechanical spending.  We are looking for an experienced Procurement Professional to create Strategic Sourcing processes, templates and savings!  The Category Sourcing Manager will provide support for overall sourcing activities of Maintenance and Parts and other categories as assigned with a goal of cost management. The Category (Sourcing) Manager will collaborate and partner with the functional stakeholders to enhance the supplier sourcing process, leverage spend between multiple sites and execute supply/purchase agreements with preferred suppliers. Also, will ensure complete stakeholder alignment, and the development and implementation of effective category strategies that are aligned with goals of the stakeholders and the overall business objectives.

Sourcing Manager -Maintenance and Parts - Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identify, develop, and manage strategic business relationships and gain a comprehensive understanding of business requirements for Maintenance services, parts or mechanical spend for vehicles or similar.
  • Evaluate supplier performance and establish sources for newer technologies and markets as business requirements expand.
  • Employ effective negotiation skills (contracts and proposals) as well as significant influencing skills needed to enlist support across many levels in the organization.
  • Support functional leadership by providing benchmarking and subject matter expertise, challenging spend behavior and ensuring strategic sourcing process and decision-making are firmly embedded.
  • Prepare and make presentations to senior management concerning major projects and milestones.
  • Manage processes for supplier sourcing, selection and de-selection, qualification and performance.
  • Develop fact based supplier classifications.
  • Manage and monitor supplier performance and quality control activities.
  • Develop and manage key reports, including cost savings reports, management reports, and key supplier management metrics and reporting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Strategic Sourcing - Category Manager for Maintenance Part Qualifications


  • Bachelor degree in related field or equivalent experience required. Equivalent years of experience are defined as one year of professional experience for each year of college requested.


  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in strategic sourcing of mechanical spend, maintenance, vehicle maintenance or parts categories required; willingness to help develop robust processes and standards is needed.
  • Experience in the transportation industry a plus but not required.

Strategic Sourcing Manager -Maintenance and Parts Skills/Certifications preferred:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong negotiation and presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge of the strategic sourcing process
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent leadership, teamwork, and effective business partnering capabilities
  • Must be able to work across all functions and levels of an organization
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams in a complex organization
  • Comfort with C-suite levels
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM, CSCP) or equivalent, and/or graduate degree a plus


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