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Requisition ID:  63231

Director Purchasing - Raw Materials



Are you looking for more?

At Mohawk Industries, we’re committed to more – more customer solutions, more process improvements, more sustainable manufacturing and more opportunities for our team.

As a Fortune 500, global flooring leader with some of the best-known brands in the industry, Mohawk is a great place to start or develop your career with an emphasis on more of what’s important to you. Whether you want to lead more, innovate more, learn more or create more, you can find your more with Mohawk.


What we need:


Mohawk is looking for a Director of Direct Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing to lead procurement and sourcing for our North American group. This role will define sourcing strategies, implement process improvements and ensure that procurement and sourcing needs are met for manufacturing operations through quality materials, exceptional service and cost reduction.


What you’ll do:

  • Prioritize, research and execute Category Sourcing Strategies according to our Strategic Sourcing process
  • Gain stakeholder support and utilize RFQs/ RFPs, targeted negotiation, etc. to lower total cost, reduce inventory/ working capital levels, bring supplier innovation, etc.
  • Maintain supplier relationships and contract compliance while maintaining highest code of ethics and conduct
  • Develop and implement initiatives to aggregate spend across all Mohawk business units
  • Work with Manufacturing and R&D to develop product specifications and source substitute and new materials
  • Identify and evaluate new/ increased sources of supply that support plant expansions, new products, and sustainability objectives
  • Evaluate automation and sourcing improvement opportunities using SAP and other tools available (Smartsheet, PowerBI, RPA, etc). 
  • Manag a team of category managers, sourcing analysts and sourcing specialists


What you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, operations management or engineering
  • Institute for Supply Chain Management CPM or CPSM certification (preferred)
  • Certification in Six Sigma, TQM, TCO, Lean and Continuous Improvement methodologies (preferred)
  • 8+ years of purchasing/ supply chain experience with 4+ years in management


What you’re good at:

  • Challenging the status quo, including the persistence and willingness to take calculated risk, to stimulate, market and sell new ideas within the organization.
  • Leading a high-performance team with a positive attitude, professionalism and inclusive mindset
  • Communicating effectively with a wide range of individuals around the globe in written, oral and interpersonal form
  • Ability to manage situations to which there has been no prior exposure or for which no clear road map exists.
  • Working collaboratively, fostering teamwork, and influencing internally at all levels of the organization, as well as with global customers, vendors and suppliers 
  • Achieving results through team efforts, challenging established practices and drawing relevant conclusions 


What else?

  • We’re located in a pretty great spot – check out this video to see what we mean


Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.


Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant. 

Nearest Major Market: Calhoun

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