Director of Strategic Sourcing, Vernon Hills, IL

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Director of Strategic Sourcing, Vernon Hills, IL

Strategic Sourcing Director with strong understanding of the print industry and print management space.


The Role: Strategic Sourcing Director

HH Global is currently recruiting for an experienced Strategic Sourcing Director with strong understanding of the print industry and print management space. This role sits on the core sourcing team for the Americas division and reports into the Vice President, Strategic Sourcing. You will be responsible for the development of sourcing and savings strategies within our central strategic sourcing and support team while ensuring we have a sustainable supply chain to support the business. We are looking for a high caliber individual with an exemplary track record and experience with print management solutions. You must have strong procurement and analytical experience and have the ability to comprehensively diagnose the procurement needs of our clients to build a vision and road map for strategic sourcing solutions. This role is essential in strengthening relationships with clients and vendors as well as ensuring solutions are developed and delivered on time and against operational and financial business targets. This individual also needs to be a strong leader who can focus on the vision and strategies of the function, balance daily client support needs with long-term strategy and successfully combine vision and reality into effective sourcing plans.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Deep expertise in print and print related sourcing and/or working with vast array of print and substrate materials
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Understanding of print outsourcing models
  • Strong print and print related vendor relationships
  • Detailed and analytical thinker and a problem solver
  • Experience in tender pricing, due diligence, vendor analysis and vendor relationship management
  • Positively embraces change, accepts new approaches and maintains own effectiveness in situations of uncertainty
  • Takes a flexible approach to work and encourages others to do so
  • Delivers clear, concise and well-structured written and oral communication to clients, team members, account leadership and senior management
  • Works collaboratively with others in pursuit of team goals
  • Shares information and ideas with others to achieve wider team or organizational objectives when necessary
  • Provides timely feedback, guidance, mentoring and training to the sourcing team as required
  • Is able to make competent decisions and solve problems based on knowledge relevant to position
  • Bachelor's degree

Qualifications and Skills

Desired Expertise

  • Be highly analytical and results focused
  • 8+ years of industry experience and deep understanding of print and the print marketplace
  • 8+ years of supply chain leadership and negotiation skills
  • Be client focused, with a positive “can do” attitude and good people skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Have strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task, and a flexible, logical and proactive approach
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills; you will have to present ideas/analytics with confidence internally, to clients and vendors
  • Ensure continuity of supply through the development of excellent vendor partnerships
  • Be resilient and able to work to tight deadlines under pressure
  • Be a creative thinker with problem solving capability
  • Be a strong team player
  • Have experience of ISO/ISR audits and audit procedures
  • Have excellent MS Office skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Competitive salary, full benefits package, 401(k) and generous PTO.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: HH Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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