Director, Strategic Sourcing

Company Name:
Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.
Director, Strategic Sourcing
Herndon, VA
Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. is one of the largest distributors of residential and non-residential roofing and complementary building products in North America with over $2B in annual sales. We currently consist of 14 regional companies in 39 states and 6 Canadian Provinces with over 240 locations and more than 3,000 employees. We are known throughout the building supply industry for having quality people, quality service and quality building products.
Beacon Roofing Supply is publicly traded on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol BECN. In June of 2006, Beacon Roofing Supply was named to the NASDAQ Global Select Market.
We are currently seeking a Director ofStrategic Sourcing for Beacon Roofing Supply to manage, design and lead the purchasing function for our key five divisions.
The Responsibilities Include:
Work with the Chief Procurement Officer to develop and drive an overall efficient and effective strategy for the purchasing function within Beacon Roofing Supply.
Establish world class methodologies and processes encompassing both corporate and divisional activities to ensure state of the art procurement activities
Participate in the selection and development of key sourcing, purchasing and supply chain leaders throughout the Beacon organization
Mentor a Distribution Leadership candidate in their role as Corporate Purchasing Analyst
Oversee and drive the overall purchasing process and build relationships that foster effective purchasing arrangements with key vendors and each of Beacon's key five divisions.
Drive sourcing initiatives aimed at improving productivity and efficiency to support company and account growth.
Provide analytical support for sourcing projects, including data collection, data analysis, score carding and supplier market research.
Lead process improvements to address key program challenges and to increase our ability to deliver upon our commitments.
Conduct product trend analysis, Supplier Management, Cost Plan development and implementation; supply base development, performance tracking and reporting.
Responsibilities for approximately $500MM - $700MM in spend.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Minimum 10 years of purchasing/sourcing experience, preferably within the distribution industry.
Bachelor's degree in Sourcing, Purchasing, Business, Finance or related degree.
Demonstrated leadership skills and process orientation.
Strong project management skills.
Strong ability to work in changing environment, see through complexity.
Demonstrate thought leadership and execute.
Strong influencing and coaching skills. Proven experience in developing and coaching a team.
Ability to be effective in a highly matrixed environment, to effectively communicate with and influence all levels of the organization and drive change.
Solid understanding of and experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis with financial analysis acumen.
Strategic sourcing experience within a Fortune 500 company or a leading consultancy or in any manufacturing operations or supply chain position is preferred.
Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint and Access tools.
Understanding of strategic sourcing, process/supplier implementation and change management best practices preferred.
Knowledge of contract language is required.
Demonstrated successful experience in working in a demanding, high performance work environment and team oriented culture.
Must be able to think and act strategically, but also be willing to "roll up sleeves" within the purchasing function.
Up to 50% travel may be required.
An Equal Opportunity Employer

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