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Vista Outdoor Global Sourcing Manager in Overland Park, Kansas

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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Sourcing, the Global Sourcing Manager will support Global Product Lane within the Outdoor Products segment of Vista Outdoor. The person in this role will be a key driver of the sourcing excellence, truly driving total effort related to building competitive advantage through product cost savings.

Responsibilities Include

  • Develop and execute global sourcing strategies to improve service, quality and total cost of ownership across a global spend portfolio

  • Manage supplier collaboration to drive innovation and gain a competitive advantage=

  • Execute on projects that will achieve year over year price savings within the managed category

  • Lead cost excellence processes across assigned category

  • Support new product development process by managing supplier selection, launch schedule and cost target

  • Conduct commodity specific competitor and industry analysis to identify cost, material selection, manufacturing techniques and materials sourcing to improve the company’s competitive position

  • Work in collaboration with R&D, QA/QC, manufacturing, supply chain to qualify new sources of supply and to seek value engineering opportunities to lower total cost of products

  • Play an active role in resolving critical quality and delivery issues with suppliers; comprehensive ownership of supplier performance.

  • Conduct regular benchmarking to evaluate costs and capabilities of incumbent and potential suppliers globally

  • Negotiate, implement and manage supplier contracts, exclusivity and NDA agreements

  • Drive lean improvement to help improve profitability and drive supply base reduction

  • Maintain broad knowledge of global market trends for assigned categories

  • Maintain accurate Sourcing vendor records and master data within all ERP systems

  • Conduct Make vs Buy Analysis on products


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area required

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in global strategic sourcing or procurement including supplier selection, management and contract negotiations

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials

  • Strong influencing/negotiation skills and change management experience with the ability to successfully manage complexity and multiple priorities

  • Quick learner with interest in understanding and applying global supplier best practices

  • Ability to work independently to deliver results and influence stakeholders internally and externally

  • Ability to take accountability for driving results and overcoming challenges

  • Strong financial acumen and experience in business case development, cost modeling and other financial decision approaches

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects across categories, commodities, suppliers and business functions

  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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Join our talented team! Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

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