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Director, Vendor Relationships

Taylor Corporation

Location: North Mankato, Minnesota
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: May 15, 2024
Your Leadership. Our Power. Unlimited Potential. Taylor Corporation has big plans for the future and we need talented leaders to get us there. We power the world’s leading brands ― and our employees’ careers ― by unlocking potential everywhere we see it. If you love to lead, are open to new ideas and inspire the best in others, we should talk. We’re passionate about our work, we believe there is always a better way, and we’re looking for professionals like you. Want to be part of something powerful? It’s time to look at Taylor. Your Opportunity: Taylor Corporation is seeking a Director of Vendor Relationships to join their leadership team! This exciting role, reporting to the Chief Supply Chain Officer, is a critical position within Taylor Corporation’s corporate supply chain operations. Drive change as never before in a growing and dynamic supply chain organization. Taylor Corporation is a privately held, well capitalized and diverse organization, with many opportunities for growth. Your Responsibilities: Development and execution of sourcing strategies, supplier selection, and delivery on KPI’s, including supplier quality, delivery, and productivity Demonstrate strong leadership, collaborating with business and functional leaders to develop and implement strategies and results around supply chain management Provide strategic direction for the supply chain organization; develop and execute the overall strategy for supplier and product sourcing and strategy within the group Be a leader, change champion, and participant in the implementation of our new Oracle Cloud ERP and Supply Chain technology Strategic Planning and Execution: Develop and implement supply chain strategies to align with business objectives and drive competitive advantage Collaborate with senior management to define key performance indicators (KPIs) and establish targets for supply chain performance Monitor industry trends, technology advancements, and market dynamics to identify opportunities for improvement and innovation Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including sales, operations, finance, and marketing, to align supply chain strategies with overall business objectives Facilitate cross-functional communication and collaboration to identify and resolve supply chain issues and bottlenecks Champion continuous improvement initiatives and lead cross-functional teams to drive operational excellence Serve as a People Manager: Create an effective and supportive work environment and culture by communicating clear objectives, fostering teamwork and inclusion, recognizing performance, and providing on-the-job coaching to employees Enable results through others by ensuring clarity of goals, priorities and direction for the team, and development You Must Have: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business, or related discipline. 10+ years procurement/supply chain experience; global sourcing experience desired, preferably in manufacturing 5+ years management/supervisory experience in a medium to large-size business environment Expert ability to develop and deliver strategic negotiation processes from transactions thru complex business partnerships including RFQs, RFPs and MSAs Ability to locate, qualify and negotiate terms with new domestic and global partners that improve supply-chain results, minimize disruption and reduce risk. Proven supplier performance-management skills with the ability to incorporate this experience into the business to drive accountability, measure performance and improve results Demonstrated teamwork skills, including ability to work effectively across organizational and geographic boundaries Excellent communication skills (written, verbal) and ability to effectively communicate with leaders and executives Ability to collaborate with vendors, customers, employees, and influence people Advanced analytic and data analysis skills - ability to organize data and independently draw key conclusions to drive business value About Taylor Corporation One of the largest graphics communications firms in North America, Taylor’s family of companies provide a diverse set of products, services, and technologies addressing the toughest communication challenges. For nearly 50 years, Taylor has been a premier provider of powerful and innovative products, services, and expertise for individuals, businesses, and distributors large and small. Our 10,000+ employees spanning 26 states and seven countries work diligently to create the interactive, printing, and marketing solutions that have helped build some of the world’s more recognizable brands. Everything we do begins with identifying the unique priorities and needs of our customers and creating one-of-a-kind solutions. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including several health plans to choose from, dental, vision, wellness programs, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, 401(k) plan with company match, paid time off (PTO) and 64 hours of annual holiday pay. The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position. Taylor Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Taylor Corporation including all partners and affiliates is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.
Salary: $79.8K - $101K a year
Employment Type: Full-time