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Corporate Strategic Sourcing Manager
Company: Delta Star
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 02/27/2024
Expire Date: 04/27/2024
Job Categories: Engineering
Job Description
Corporate Strategic Sourcing Manager
At Delta Star, growth meets innovation as we supply one of life's most basic needs - electricity! From being part of the first and largest electrification projects, to now being core to our nation's grid and infrastructure, we are the largest American-owned manufacturer of medium power transformers in North America and the premier manufacturer of mobile transformer substations.

Full Time, Salary Position

Company Info

Delta Star provides power solutions for utilities across North America. This includes the manufacturing of medium-power transformers, mobile transformers, mobile electrical substations, trailers, and unitized substations. We offer power transformers for utility applications including power and distribution, transmission voltages, system ties, and automatic voltage regulations, as well as industrial applications. Delta Star also provides comprehensive engineering, testing, maintenance services, and parts for any transformer manufacturer through our Field Service business unit, ensuring our customer's transformers and mobiles maintain peak performance.


This position is responsible for developing and driving the execution of the DSI Sourcing Strategy. The sourcing strategy should leverage the full spend of DSI, determine strategic sourcing partners, and ultimately minimize supply chain risk.

Main Responsibilities
- Evaluate and maintain supply strategies for all key commodities or purchase categories to minimize supply chain risk and optimize purchase price.
- Through the supply chain strategy, ensures raw material availability is in place to support customer requirements and growth initiatives of Delta Star.
- Communicate and coordinate with local site Supply Chain leaders to execute the Sourcing Strategy.
- Helps educate DSI on commodity or pricing and availability trends to better prepare future strategies.

Specific Duties
- Negotiate contracts (pricing and delivery) with all suppliers of direct and indirect materials to optimize purchase price with dependable supplier partners.
- Drive deflation projects for DSI, coordinating with all appropriate departments to ensure proper prioritization is put on the most critical projects.
- Assist the Finance Teams with understanding commodity/pricing trends to best prepare the business for future risk/opportunity.
- Coordinate with Sales to help align Supply Contracts with Customer contracts to minimize DSI risk and improve warranty support.
- Initiate methods to improve flow of information pertaining to cost and value analysis.
- Coordinate with General Managers to understand and support operational strategies with sourcing initiatives where necessary.
- Assist with developing tools and processes for engineering and proposals team to better connect sourcing strategies with customer proposals.
- Develop and maintain commodity or purchase category strategies.
- Develop and communicate sourcing KPI's to track performance on deflation initiatives.

Travel Requirements
- Approximately 25%, dependent on business and supply conditions.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently walk; talk or hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is required some of the time to stand and sit. The employee is required to occasionally climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; reach with hands and arms. The employee must some of the time lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. There is no special vision requirement for this job.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

AAP/EEO Statement

Delta Star is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education and Experience
- Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Administration, or other manufacturing related disciplines preferred.
- 5-10 Years of experience in purchasing, managing, and negotiating contracts with external providers.
- Experience working in the utility industry, particularly with transformers, is a strong plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to take initiative to drive improvements.
- Desire to work outside of boundaries, drive change, and foster continuous improvement.
- Negotiating skills.
- Familiarity with make/buy analysis.
- Strong understanding of various manufacturing processes to better understand supplier capabilities.
- Experience working in or auditing quality management systems and processes.
- Root cause and corrective action methodologies and principles.
- Understanding of micro, macro, and socio-economic impacts on supply to better proactively manage risk.
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