Sourcing Manager - Austin, TX

Austin, TX, KOMPAN USAPublished Friday, May 24, 2024
Application deadline : As soon as possible

KOMPAN U.S. is looking for a Sourcing Manager responsible for handling the end-to-end sourcing operations in the United States. The successful candidate will be able to appraise and improve our sourcing activities by analyzing spending, negotiating with key suppliers, and supplying partnerships to ensure year-on-year savings and value add.


As a global leader with an organizational focus on people, passion, progress, and performance, our mission is to create healthier and happier communities by delivering the best in play and fitness solutions. We’re KOMPAN - let’s play!


Who We Are

For more than 50 years, KOMPAN has researched, designed, and built innovative and imaginative commercial playground equipment and outdoor fitness sites that captivate all ages and abilities.


In collaboration with our global headquarters in Denmark, KOMPAN designs, manufactures, and installs more than 1,000 sites a month across 90 different countries. Our North American headquarters, located in Austin, Texas, supports field sales around the U.S. and Canada.


At KOMPAN, we take pride in our commitment to the global environment. We exceed sustainability efforts and make it possible to lower carbon emissions by utilizing recycled ocean waste, consumer-recycled plastics, and textile wastes to create playgrounds that are born green or made green.


What You’ll Do

  • Manage and develop the U.S. supply portfolio and strategy
  • Oversee vendor agreements, analyze spend, and set priorities with stakeholders
  • Negotiate with key suppliers to ensure savings and value add, including year on year savings on indirect spend
  • Ensure availability of products and price negotiations, including indirect categories of third party products
  • Generate and implement efficient sourcing strategies, develop ordering procedures and policies, and ensure efficient system handling processes
  • Drive relationships with key stakeholders and work in conjunction with our global headquarters to ensure sustainable growth, savings, and value for the business
  • Leverage buying power through consolidation of suppliers while building robust relationships with key providers
  • Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency


This position includes up to 25% travel.


What You’ll Need

  • College degree with 5+ years of experience in procurement and/or sourcing of indirect and third-party product categories
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgment with strong negotiation skills
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships
  • Comfortable with collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
  • Self-driving and goal-oriented, with experience in translating stakeholder requirements into business solutions


Perks and Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental plans
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Competitive PTO and robust holiday schedule
  • Mileage reimbursement



KOMPAN is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. All employment is based on qualifications, merit, and business needs.


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