Sourcing Manager – Indirect

Recruiter Contact
Nick Lazzara

Practice Director



Equipment Manufacturing

Greater Chicago Area

Davis-Standard is a renowned global manufacturing solutions provider for the plastics and rubber industry. With a rich history spanning 175 years, Davis-Standard has become a trusted partner, offering innovative and technologically advanced solutions that set industry benchmarks.

The company specializes in designing, developing, and producing a wide range of extrusion and converting systems. Their cutting-edge portfolio includes extruders, film systems, coating and laminating equipment, pelletizing systems, and various downstream accessories, catering to diverse industries such as packaging, automotive, construction, medical, and consumer products.

With advanced manufacturing facilities strategically located worldwide, Davis-Standard ensures the consistent delivery of top-notch products known for their craftsmanship and durability. Their global network of service centers and skilled technicians provides exceptional support and maintenance, minimizing production disruptions and maximizing operational uptime.

Committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship, the company integrates energy-efficient technologies and recycling initiatives into their operations. They actively contribute to a greener future, making it an appealing choice for professionals seeking purposeful work.

The company was acquired in 2021 by a private equity firm, Gamut Capital.  D-S is headquartered in Pawcatuck, CT and employs 1500+ people worldwide.

Sourcing Manager, Indirect


    The Sourcing Manager, Indirect is responsible analyzing Davis-Standard’s global indirect spend, identifying opportunities and collaborating with functional groups to execute cost reduction and supplier performance improvement projects.

    Key areas of accountability include:

    1. Increasing visibility and control over indirect spend.
    2. Conducting sourcing projects to consolidate vendors and leverage volumes.
    3. Implementing demand management to review and modify Davis-Standard policies, requirements and specifications.
    4. Identifying IT tools to enhance team efficiency and effectiveness.

    • Leads execution of strategic sourcing programs and undertakes specific cost reduction / supplier performance improvement projects.
    • Manages relationships with key indirect suppliers and oversees integration of new suppliers.
    • Regularly reviews key supplier performance metrics and works collaboratively with suppliers and functional groups to drive improvement.
    • Spearheads culturally sensitive cost reduction projects; balances requirements of various stakeholders, facilitates discussion, ensures clarity of decisions, oversees change management processes.
    • Assesses current procure-to-pay processes and works with IT to implement tools globally.
    • Develops standardized savings reporting and auditing processes to ensure compliance with internal and external guidelines.
    • Proactively builds network across all parts of Davis-Standard, including Finance, IT, Marketing, HR, Operations and Legal.
    • Negotiates high-value, high-risk contracts on an ad hoc basis.
    • Leads various team and/or corporate development initiatives (e.g. Global Supplier Agreement Database, Cost Reduction Controlling System, Supplier Performance Measurement Scorecard)
    • Other job duties as assigned.

    • 7+ years indirect procurement experience in a manufacturing environment.
    • 5+ years project management experience.
    • Experience with ERP based purchasing systems.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business.
    • Strong negotiation skills and ability to present to multiple management levels.
    • Microsoft Office Skills to include Excel advanced skills required.
    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed, project travel 10%-15% annually.

    This  is currently remote position based out of the Greater Chicago Area.


    Competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience.


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