Director, Global Sourcing & Supplier Management

Job Title
Director, Global Sourcing & Supplier Management
Job ID
Garland,  TX 75040
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Director, Global Sourcing & Supplier Management


Department: Supply Chain

Manager: VP, Supply Chain

FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: Hybrid: Garland, TX / Remote



The Director, Global Sourcing & Supplier Management owns the strategic sourcing process and will develop and execute a global sourcing strategy that builds the capabilities needed for long-term growth and sustainability. This position develops, maintains, and leverages long-term key relationships with suppliers, while driving profitability and growth through a high focus on cost, quality, and capacity. The Director will own all aspects of strategic sourcing in collaboration with various business leaders. Responsibilities include manufacturing partner selection, risk assessment, securing capacity to support current and future growth, cost and contract negotiations, quality assurance, and relationship management.

The Director will also provide ongoing management of new and existing manufacturing operations globally through a team of sourcing and quality assurance professionals, focusing on strategic planning, country of origin diversification, developing and tracking supplier KPIs, and alignment through ongoing continuous improvement efforts to control and reduce costs and enhance quality, productivity, and efficiency.



Lead Global Change in the Way People Build and Live



Innovative Building Solutions



Work Hard, Play Hard – We seek passionate people. We take our work seriously and we take the enjoyment of our lives seriously.

Positive, Can DO Attitude – We are optimistic, we set challenging goals and we find a way to accomplish them. We approach challenges with the intention of finding solutions.

Compete & Win As A TEAM – We put the TEAM first. Our team is what makes our company great. We are a competitive group that like to win. We keep score.

Innovate & Seek Continuous Improvement – We believe it can always be better. We want better products and processes. We want to be better individuals. We want to be a better organization.

We Are Respectful – We respect fellow team members, our partners, ourselves and our company. We are known to be “the good guys”.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Lead, manage, and hold team accountable.
  • Create sourcing strategies that align with company business objectives and product roadmap, including leading or participating in supplier selection, capability assessments, quality improvement, and supplier readiness.
  • Work directly with the Director, Innovations & Engineering in leading the evaluation and qualification of all manufacturing partners.
  • Development of supplier relationships and securing favorable manufacturing agreements.
  • Identify and drive resolution of issues related to supplier performance and relationships.
  • Establish and improve sourcing processes and procedures to support management of supplier performance, supplier selection strategy, capacity planning, cost negotiations, and analysis of profitability.
  • Evaluate, measure, and report supplier performance metrics and scorecards.
  • Ownership of detailed product Bill of Materials (BOM) and associated cost; drive BOM reviews of all core product categories with internal teams.
  • Lead a team directly responsible for evaluating, qualifying, and managing continuous improvement of all Fortress Building Products’ manufacturing partners.
  • Ensure efficient operations and execution of our supplier strategy and manage a team that constantly works to monitor and improve existing supplier quality, with the ability to scale and support continued growth.
  • Conduct regular Supplier Partner reviews seeking innovation as well as improvements in quality and productivity.
  • Quality control & QC team management, collaboration, and creation of QC standards for new products and manufacturing partners.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Direct responsibility to lead, manage, and hold accountable the following positions and indirect responsibility for all employees that report into these positions. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and developing direct reports; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Global Sourcing & Manufacturing Manager – Asia
  • Supplier Quality Engineer - Mexico


COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Achievement Focus – Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; recognizes and acts on opportunities; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs workflows and procedures.

Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.

Business Ethics – Treats people with respect; keep commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.

Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.

Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relationships; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.

Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.

Impact & Influence – Pursues and wins support for ideas; displays ability to influence key decision-makers; achieves win-win outcomes; uses authority appropriately to accomplish goals; addresses divergent opinions.

Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

Managing People – Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes oneself available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services; continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Performance Coaching – Defines responsibilities and expectations; sets goals and objectives; gives performance feedback; motivates for increased results; recognizes contributions; encourages training and development.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Quantity – Meets productivity standards; completes work in a timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.

Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Team Leadership – Fosters team cooperation; defines team roles and responsibilities; supports group problem solving; ensures progress toward goals; acknowledges team accomplishments.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience/Additional Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Sourcing, Supply Chain, or related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in global sourcing and supply chain management in low-cost countries including supplier identification, assessment, certification, and development.
  • Minimum of 5 years in a direct management role.
  • Previously worked with contract manufacturers.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to make presentations and influence people at all levels of the organization.
  • Comfortable in a small business, rapid growth environment. 
  • Ability to create strategic plans and execute them.
  • Experience managing a team of Sourcing professionals, utilizing management best practices to engage and develop direct reports.
  • High degree of emotional intelligence and empathy; able to build relationships with different cultures from around the world.
  • International business experience working globally across cultures and time zones.
  • Knowledge of metals coatings a plus: galvanization, pre-treatment, E coating, powder coating, nano coating, chromate treatment, etc.
  • Knowledge of these materials and subjects a plus: cold rolled and hot rolled steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel grades and proper uses, aluminum types and tempering, dissimilar metals reaction, screws/fastener makeup and uses, PP, PE, PVC, plastics, and composites.
  • Knowledge of these processes a plus: roll forming, TIG and MIG welding, powder coating, powder coating equipment, E-coating, automatic welding, robotic welding, heat shrink machines, die casting, aluminum, and plastic extrusions, etc.
  • International travel up to 30%.
  • Other Skills and Abilities:
    • Experience in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Access required.
    • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains software a plus. 
    • Experience with Solid Works EPDM software.


  • None


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job operates in a hybrid professional/home office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

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 regularly required to sit, stand; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements. Light to moderate lifting is required. Ability to uphold the stress of traveling.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

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