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North America Sourcing Director

North America Sourcing Director


Company Overview

When you feel connected to your work, you feel more engaged. At Haworth, you can pursue a career that offers you ample opportunity to build your portfolio and expand your skillset in an exciting and inclusive environment. Join a company that values innovation, inspiration, and you!

HAWORTH is a global leader in office furniture and architectural interiors. As a valued member of our team, you can make your mark on the world and reach your full potential within a culture of connectivity.

Job Overview

We are currently looking for a North America Sourcing Director to join our Supply Chain Management team in Holland, MI.  This position will report to the Chief Operating Officer

 

As the Sourcing Director for North America you will:

Be responsible for the leadership, planning, organization, process and management support, and performance of sourcing function in support of North American operations.  Lead a team of supply chain commodity managers and provide guidance in the development and/or enhancement of sourcing strategies.  Collaborate with sourcing leaders in Europe, Asia Pacific, and other affiliates to establish cohesive strategies and leverage best practices that will further improve the overall business.  Provide tactical process coordination and enhancement while collaborating with global Operations leadership.  Support operations by monitoring the delivery, schedule, and quality of goods and services to ensure the delivery of the best total value for our customers and the corporation.  

Do you have these required qualifications?

  • Bachelor’s degree (Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration, Operations Management or Engineering preferred)
  • 15 years experience in Procurement, including 7 years in leadership role, with progressive levels of various materials management experience
  • Experience managing projects with cross-functional and/or global teams
  • Demonstrated experience in offshore sourcing

Do you have these preferred qualifications?

  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Certification in CPSM or CPSD by the Institute for Supply Chain
  • Experience directing multi-level global procurement function for large manufacturing company
  • Exposure to and working knowledge of Value Analysis / Value Engineering (VA/VE) methodology strongly preferred

Ideally, you have also demonstrated the following:

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills, particularly within highly competitive and demanding setting
  • Extensive continuous improvement experience
  • Strong proficiency in Lean tools/techniques required
  • Ability to collaborate with suppliers to ensure cost and quality advantages
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, government agencies, and public
  • Demonstrated ability to apply financial analysis principles to achieve superior budgetary results and effective allocation of internal/external resources 
  • Working knowledge of Systems, Applications, Processes (SAP), lean processes, and Six Sigma
  • Practical knowledge of practices, relationships, and supply chain issues presents when sourcing outside of North America
  • PC and keyboard/mouse skills; strong working knowledge of spreadsheet (including database features), word processing, presentation, and project software applications.
  • Ability to travel overnight away from corporate offices, including internationally, up to 30 percent of time

Haworth Values

At Haworth, we have a strong set of values that guide our business and help us align with our customers.

We listen to our Customers. We rely on our Members. We honor Integrity. We embrace Continuous Learning. We lead with Design. We create Value. We work to make the World better.

Join the Haworth family. Apply for this job, or learn more about the many possibilities at Haworth, at https://Careers.Haworth.com.

EEO/AA Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, Haworth will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, religion, height, weight, other protected group status, or any other basis protected by the laws where we employ people. 

Haworth's AAP programs are available for applicant review.  Requests can be made to your Recruiter to review during regular business hours.

This organization participates in E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

Haworth, Inc. is a Federal Contractor and required to comply with Executive Order 14042. This means that all employees of Haworth must (a) be vaccinated, (b) have a medical exemption, or (c) have a religious, moral or ethical exemption that meets EEOC requirements. As a condition of employment, you must meet one of these three requirements at the time of hire or within 60 days of your initial employment date.

If you have questions about any of the above policies, or if you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team at careers@haworth.com or (616)-393-1600.


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