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Job Title:  Director Strategic Sourcing Energy Systems

Requisition ID:  892

Reading, PA, US, 19605 Suwanee, GA, US, 30024

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


Job Purpose

This Director position is a senior leadership role within the Global Sourcing organization and reports directly to the VP, Strategic Sourcing. This role will also interface frequently with senior management at EnerSys. Responsibilities include supplier selection, supplier management, low-cost region sourcing, NPI, supplier quality initiatives, and working capital management. The Director will create and execute a supply chain strategy that supports EnerSys growth plans for its Systems business. This individual will manage a team of associates in Canada, US, Europe and Asia and execute strategies through the EnerSys Regional Sourcing organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead and execute worldclass sourcing activities aligned to the business priorities of growth, innovation, quality, and profitability. 
  • Design and implement a Sourcing organizational model for EnerSys Systems based on global best practices and regional support.
  • Lead Sourcing initiatives focused on: Strategic Vendor Negotiations, Cost Reduction, Vendor Management, Risk Management, Direct Materials, Indirect Materials and Services.
  • Manage financial KPI’s for Sourcing.
  • Lead major supplier negotiations and competitive bidding to support costeffective growth of the Company.
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership for Sourcing staff in global locations.
  • Assure a strong governance culture by monitoring and enforcing compliance with policies and procedures. 
  • Partner proactively with Engineering, Quality, Operations, Procurement, Planning, and other groups within the Company.
  • Collaborate with Quality organization to proactively perform audits of suppliers; identify and drive continuous improvement across highrisk, critical suppliers.  Ensure auditing processes are aligned to best practices and to business needs.
  • Establish positive and effective rapport with staff, vendors, and in some cases customers.
  • Develop and manage the operating budget for your organization.  Develop and drive execution of key targets.



Supervisory responsibilities include management of procurement professionals.


15+ years total experience across supply chain, sourcing, procurement, materials management, and operations.

10+ years’ experience in strategic sourcing.

Track record of strategic sourcing results in large businesses with global suppliers.

Deep knowledge of industrial sourcing, including categories such as: power systems, machined and stamped metals, mechanical systems, controllers, motors, electronics, tooling.

Possess advanced knowledge of relevant sourcing approaches, measurements, best practices, and systems.

Demonstrated skill and savvy in negotiating complex supply agreements.

Preference for experience in Telecom or Energy Storage industries.

Preference for active professional certifications.

Demonstrated experience in leading transformation of sourcing processes and teams in a global business.

Strong project management and organization skills; makes tradeoffs and presents them convincingly to others.  Familiarity with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as understanding of standard contractual terms and conditions to mitigate legal risk.

Possesses a strong network across various suppliers in the relevant industries.

Seasoned builder of strong relationships across functional boundaries, such as engineering, finance, operations, SIOP, product management.

Minimum Bachelor's Degree required in technical domain.

Must work well with other people and be a good team player.



Extensive domestic and international travel will be required.

General Job Requirements
  • Generic


EnerSys is always looking to hire top talent. EEOEM/F/D/V

Nearest Major Market: Reading PA

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