Company Generac Power Systems

Name Global Sourcing Manager - Outdoor Power Equipment

Req # 59931

Location South Burlington CHORE

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

DR Power Equipment’s South Burlington, Vermont office is seeking a Manager, Global Sourcing to join us in our beautiful new location overlooking Vermont’s Green Mountains. You will be joining us at an exciting time in our history as we grow into new markets and create innovative new products.


The Manager, Global Sourcing is responsible for managing and implementing corporate sourcing strategy that supports new product developments and corporate sourcing growth initiatives. In addition, the Manager, Global Sourcing is tasked with collecting business requirements, negotiating contracts with preferred suppliers, and identifying and driving continuous improvement initiatives.


This Global Sourcing Manager role supports the Chore Business Group.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan, and implement Global Sourcing strategy to determine competitive solutions for manufacturing.
  • Consolidation of raw materials and suppliers.
  • Develop supplier relationships to include cost negotiations and risk mitigations.
  • Communicate with vendors on performance improvements, cost reductions and maintenance of best-in-class quality standards.
  • Research and analyze vendors for cost, quality, County of Origin risk, and capacity.
  • Deliver solutions to drive continued business success to secure best cost and payment terms.
  • Implement and manage long term contract agreements to deliver the best quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Evaluate new and existing manufacturing sources for technical capabilities, manufacturing capabilities, quality, forward progression, and cost competitiveness.
  • Develop a strong understanding of overseas regulations, EPA, labor laws, and currencies.
  • Manage daily and weekly sourcing analytics in multi sourcing country environments.
  • Set and execute cost saving targets to meet company goals.
  • Assist teams in setting priorities and readjusting when required as business needs.
  • Quality DPPM rates monitored monthly.
  • Research alternative Country of Origin sources and make recommendations to internal teams for speed to market, quality, and cost reductions.
  • Manage and negotiate contract business agreements and contracts.
  • Manage all sourcing activities in all New Product Developments, including purchasing initial samples.
  • Manage and develop sourcing KPI’s.
  • Implement and manage long term contract agreements to deliver the best quality, delivery, and cost controls.
  • Collaborate with product teams in managing vendor relationships and negotiations over multiple product lines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 5 years Global Sourcing, Supply Chain, Purchasing or related experience including proven capability in global supply chain management.
  • 5 years experience in commodity management, finished goods, or component sourcing including indirect sourcing.
  • Available for 15% overseas travel.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Global Sourcing and manufacturing experience – North America and Asia preferred.
  • Experience using SAP or equivalent ERP System.
  • CPIM or APICS equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Ability to prioritize with strong attention to detail.
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting data in a procurement setting.
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Hands-on manufacturing and/or supply chain experience.
  • Continuous improvement, Six Sigma concepts & methodologies.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Understanding of manufacturing processes, supplier capabilities, industry trends, tooling, injection molding processes, metal processes.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Exhibit strong negotiating skills and proven success.


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus.


“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”