Located in San Diego, CA, Foresight Sports is a designer and manufacturer of performance analysis and game enhancement technologies. Our products include launch monitors, simulators, performance/entertainment software, and smart mobility solutions for a variety of sports and games. We are recognized by equipment manufacturers, top professional golfers, and media outlets as the industry leader in performance measurement systems. Foresight Sports is a total technology provider, with more than 15,000 GC launch monitors and golf simulation solutions in use in retail stores, driving ranges, commercial facilities, and homes worldwide. With engineering, manufacturing, and quality-assurance teams all located under one roof, Foresight Sports offers complete, vertically integrated solutions for every segment of the market.
We are seeking an experienced Global Sourcing Manager to join our talented team! Reporting to the Director of Sourcing, the Global Sourcing Manager will be a key driver of the sourcing excellence, truly driving total effort related to building competitive advantage through product cost savings.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and execute global sourcing strategies to improve service, quality and total cost of ownership across a global spend portfolio
Manage supplier collaboration to drive innovation and gain a competitive advantage
Execute on projects that will achieve year over year price savings within the managed category
Lead cost excellence processes across assigned category
Support new product development process by managing supplier selection, launch schedule and cost target
Conduct commodity specific competitor and industry analysis to identify cost, material selection, manufacturing techniques and materials sourcing to improve the company’s competitive position
Work in collaboration with R&D, QA/QC, manufacturing, supply chain to qualify new sources of supply and to seek value engineering opportunities to lower total cost of products
Play an active role in resolving critical quality and delivery issues with suppliers; comprehensive ownership of supplier performance.
Conduct regular benchmarking to evaluate costs and capabilities of incumbent and potential suppliers globally
Negotiate, implement, and manage supplier contracts, exclusivity and NDA agreements
Drive lean improvement to help improve profitability and drive supply base reduction
Maintain broad knowledge of global market trends for assigned categories
Maintain accurate Sourcing vendor records and master data within all ERP systems
Conduct Make vs Buy Analysis on products
Bachelor’s degree in relevant area required
Minimum 5 years of experience in global strategic sourcing or procurement including supplier selection, management and contract negotiations
Knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials
Strong influencing/negotiation skills and change management experience with the ability to successfully manage complexity and multiple priorities
Quick learner with interest in understanding and applying global supplier best practices
Ability to work independently to deliver results and influence stakeholders internally and externally
Ability to take accountability for driving results and overcoming challenges
Strong financial acumen and experience in business case development, cost modeling and other financial decision approaches
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects across categories, commodities, suppliers and business functions
Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, gear discounts and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!
Our Postings are not intended for distribution to or use in any jurisdiction, country or territory where such distribution or use would violate local law or would subject us to any regulations in another jurisdiction, country or territory. We reserve the right to limit our Postings in any jurisdiction, country or territory.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled
At this time, Vista Outdoor is closely monitoring the developments on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 workplace rule regarding COVID-19 vaccination or testing. You will not be asked any questions regarding these items during application.
Vista Outdoor Inc. is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets including Bushnell, Giro, CamelBak, Federal, Bell, Remington, and many more!
Vista employs over 5,000 employees worldwide and has diverse portfolio well-recognized brands that provide a range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products, including sporting ammunition, outdoor cooking accessories, ebikes, bike accessories and helmets, outdoor sports optics and golf rangefinders.
Our Purpose: To be known as a passionate outdoor company with the brands, products and culture that unite people around a shared love and responsibility for the outdoors.
Our Vision: To build powerhouse brands that empower people to achieve their goals and live their best outdoor lives.