Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Operations · Mohnton, Pennsylvania
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Only the highest quality components go into a Seakeeper and as our Strategic Sourcing Specialist, you’ll scour the globe to identify the best sources. You’ll lead the RFQ process and partner with new supply partners from bid award to the first receipt of their product. You’ll also monitor and identify single source risk assessments and ensure Seakeeper’s supply partner network has adequate depth to support our production goals. You’ll make an immediate impact at Seakeeper and support our operations team by:


  • Collaborate with engineering to investigate, identify, qualify and validate alternate sources for production parts
  • Build relationships with new partners by advocating the Seakeeper story, growth plan, market position and future potential.
  • Lead competitive bidding process according to our procurement policy
  • Execute source changes and drive schedule from award to first production receipt
  • Standardize RFQ process
  • Coordinate a seamless handover of new supply partners to the Buyer & Planner
  • Reduce total landed cost by driving packaging projects and freight optimization
  • Create and monitor single source risk assessment
  • Develop partnership with existing supply base and new resources
  • Evaluate partner capacity and create business case for make vs. buy scenarios
  • Ensure project timelines are met and exceeded from prototypes through first article samples


WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

Do you have a positive attitude, an eagerness to learn and the ability to hustle in a fast-paced environment? Then Seakeeper is the place for you! Here are a few other things you’ll need to succeed.


MUST-HAVES

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Ferocious attention to detail and “won’t take no for an answer” attitude
  • Passion for working with people and exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Be professional, responsive, resourceful, flexible and well-organized
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Be self-motivated with superior time management, multitasking, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Be results driven and of unquestionable integrity
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office products


NICE-TO-HAVES

  • 3-5 years of experience in sourcing or sales
  • Project Management Certification
  • Experience with change management and process improvement (LEAN, Six-sigma etc)


MORE DETAILS YOU’LL WANT TO KNOW

  • On-the-job training will be provided (we will help you become the Seakeeper expert!)
  • Based in our Mohnton, PA facility
  • Although you’ll be based in our Mohnton, PA location, you’ll have the opportunity to work from your home office two days a week, if you choose
  • Reports to the Director of Operations, also based in Mohnton, PA
  • Travel up to 30-50% of the time (following COVID-19 travel restrictions) mostly visiting our supply partners


YOUR TEAM

Our Procurement team is nestled within our Operations department. It is a small, but mighty team that keeps the manufacturing engine of Seakeeper running. With cross-department collaboration and interaction with external partners, you’ll gain knowledge across the various areas of company, so you’ll be able to own your role and bring new ideas to the table to improve processes and results.


WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT HERE

It’s true that we make extraordinary products, but our favorite part about Seakeeper is our people! We believe in participative leadership. That means you have the freedom to make a difference and contribute to the larger goal, regardless of your position. Great ideas can strike at any moment, and when you have one, you’re empowered to speak up!

We are constantly pushing (or crushing) boundaries. Stagnant or bored are about as opposite from Seakeeper as you can get! We move quick and if there is something that can be improved upon, we jump on it.


WHO WE ARE

71% of our Earth is covered by water and we want everyone to make the most of it. That’s why we are committed to creating products that transform the boating experience with an organization that employees want to work for, customers want to buy from, and vendors want to partner with. Our gyro stabilizers eliminate boat roll and create a land-like experience on the water. We defy gravity and completely change the way people spend time on the water.


We started the company 12 years ago, and now 50% of the boats built annually in our core market are Seakeeper equipped. With our recent introduction of smaller units that are ideal for boats as small as 23 feet, there is a long road of growth ahead!


Ready for a new challenge in a fast-paced environment? Want to help us disrupt an industry? Come on and apply, we are ready for you!

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  • Location
    Mohnton, Pennsylvania
  • Department
    Operations
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced