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The Sourcing Manager is a part of the Strategic Sourcing and Procurement capability and collaborates with cross-functional teams to identify, prioritize, and support ongoing sourcing and procurement needs. This job focuses on sourcing process equipment for Building Products (Plywood/Lumber, OSB, Gypsum and Chemical) and may work on specialized projects for other divisions.


· Develop category sourcing plans including value creation strategies, strategic sourcing, supply market trends, internal usage / demand data collection, new product introduction support and global sourcing considerations

· Manage contracts and contract negotiation

· Track and report key category supplier performance metrics including cost savings, incremental margin, cost avoidance and other metrics as necessary.

· Develop and manager supplier relationships

· Work with the sourcing analyst to analyze data using a total cost of ownership (TCO) approach to arrive at sourcing recommendations, identify alternatives, assess associated risks, and conduct scenario analysis

· Monitor, track, and report on success of implementation

· Analyze results to measure value creation and ensure ongoing support of key category strategies

· Synthesize and structure results to present to leadership



· Bachelor’s degree or higher

· Fluent in Japanese

· Willing and able to travel approximately 10-20%, possibly internationally


· Experience with Japanese business culture

· Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or Business

· Experience with Microsoft Excel to create and manipulate spreadsheets and analyze data

· Experience with strategic sourcing

· Use of eProcurement / eSourcing tools

· Experience with manufacturing cost systems

· Experience with SAP

About Kenna Consulting:

Kenna Consulting provides contract consulting and permanent placement services in Supply Chain Management and Sourcing & Procurement. Access our website for more information at www.kennaconsultinggroup.com

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