Sourcing Manager

Oakley - Foothill Ranch CA

Posted: January 2nd, 2021


The Sourcing Manager manages the sourcing of certain commodities, supplier contract reviews, negotiations, supplier scorecard and reviews with suppliers. Drives global sourcing initiatives across manufacturing sites in North America, Italy and Asia. Has responsibility for instituting standardized sourcing processes across manufacturing operations. Drives cross-functional collaboration with plant purchasing, planning, finance, quality, and engineering functions.

Major Duties And Responsibilities

  • Facilitates strategic sourcing process with cross-functional teams for supplier management and material risk mitigation. 
  • Supports New Product Development (NPD) sourcing activities with the design and engineering teams. Fosters early supplier involvement in providing high quality products meeting schedule and cost requirements. 
  • Single point of contact for all sourcing related issues for a design center. 
  • Assists with sourcing strategy for assigned commodity. 
  • Analyzes spend; determines opportunities, recommends what to buy, how to buy and where to buy. 
  • Tracks and measures supplier performance via score carding while fully analyzing and understanding supplier's economics. 
  • Develops an understanding of supplier market economics and implications for procurement and look for opportunities to reduce costs. 
  • Establishes a stable source of supply. Balances risk between supplier and Oakley. 
  • Acts as a central communication liaison for suppliers and development/venture groups on all technical and logistical situations. 

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent experience (level of judgment and decision making, level of autonomy, analytical skills, stakeholder management and interface with senior staff, written and verbal communication skills) 
  • 5+ years of experience international sourcing, experience in direct materials sourcing, purchasing, engineering or supply chain management in a manufacturing or services industry environment 
  • 3+ years of experience supply chain management. Experience working with R&D teams in new product sourcing preferred. Strong negotiation skills a must. 
  • Chemical or Mechanical technology / sourcing experience. 
  • Strong use of MS-office. 
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills. 
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally, with customer driven focus and sense of urgency. 
  • Experience working with global organizations and in a matrix environment. 

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About Oakley

Oakley was created for world-class athletes, those who see the limits of possibility as just another challenge. Their dedication drives us to look beyond the conventional ideas of industry standards. It’s in our DNA to identify problems, create inventions, and wrap those inventions in art. And simply to make things better than anyone thought possible.

Decades of Oakley innovation have been awarded more than 600 patents that elevate physics to the level of art. Technologies transcend sports to enhance the lives of consumers, and more than 110 countries now enjoy a full array of market-leading products including premium sunglasses, goggles, prescription eyewear, apparel, footwear and accessories. These products represent our commitment to excellence — a passion that redefines what is possible for those who defy their own limits.