The Freshwater team is searching for a seasoned Procurement Sourcing Manager who is intimately familiar with water filtration products, an expert negotiator, highly detail oriented, and who can build and maintain exceptional relationships with vendors and team mates.
The Product Sourcing Director will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all activities related to acquisition of supplies and equipment. This will include direct responsibility for bid negotiations, price forecasting and purchasing. The Product Sourcing Director will report to executive management and be responsible for implementing and monitoring purchasing strategies that drive cost reduction and support Freshwater’s emphasis on good stewardship of our resources.
Build and maintain effective relationships with vendors to successfully meet bidding and production requirements
Negotiate and execute purchasing contracts from beginning to end, working and communicating collaboratively with other departments through the entire process
Forecast customer needs, identify and monitor sales cycle trends and ensure timely and efficient receipt of product
Research and resolve vendor disputes, including product or pricing issues, contract discrepancies and coordinate pricing adjustments as necessary
Work closely with marketing and other departments to maintain accurate and complete product information for internal and customer resources
Demonstrates exceptional attention to detail, gathers and analyzes information skillfully; ability to lead a team of product specialist as part of a collaborative, interrelated team; maintains a high level of professionalism as a representative of the company to external vendors; demonstrates visionary thinking in planning and forecasting; displays creativity and innovative thinking in an effort to constantly improve purchasing/procurement process and increase productivity.
Salary Range 90k+ depending upon experience
Benefits: 100% company paid health insurance for employees
100% company match 401K plan, immediate vesting after eligibility
Employee workout gym, state of the art breakroom/kitchen onsite
Casual, family friendly atmosphere.
Freshwater Systems, Inc is an equal opportunity employer.
Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years purchasing experience in the water filtration industry, or 10 years of experience in a water industry purchasing/sourcing role. Engineering background strongly preferred.
Expert level of knowledge of water filtration products and processes
Solid, verifiable track record of strong negotiating skills
Progressive and entrepreneurial team player with a drive to lead a team to meet goals in an expedient, accurate and highly organized fashion.
Ability to work well under pressure and thrive in a time-sensitive environment
Additional Salary Information: Salary negotiable depending upon experience
Freshwater Systems is one of the largest distributors of water filtration products in the US. We are passionate about providing our customers with superior service and exceptional products because we believe everyone deserves Freshwater.