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Sr. Manager Global Sourcing Packaging in AtlantaGeorgia.

Floor & Decor is like no other flooring company. Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, we have quickly become one of the country’s leading flooring retailers, with dozens of stores nationwide – and more to come. A strong entrepreneurial spirit flows through our young company.

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Sr. Manager Global Sourcing Packaging

Atlanta | Georgia | United States | 30339

It’s great being part of a culture where entrepreneurship and team spirit are not just buzzwords.  If you love working with a great group of people and desire the opportunity to grow, this is the place for you.

Purpose:

This position will be responsible for driving new capability, facilitating business requirements, driving functional designs, and implementing the Packaging and Supplier Compliance steps of the supply chain process. This position will work cross-functionally with Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain and Operations as well as with our vendors and 3rd party inspection/audit firms to ensure F&D’s vendors are meeting F&D specifications. In addition, the position should develop strong win/win relationships with suppliers focused on safety and efficiency, thereby improving performance and profits.  This person will be expected to bring thought leadership to projects, identify opportunities and review other packaging engineers’ projects.
 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree (or equivalent work experience).  MBA or advanced degree desired, but not required
  • The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 5+ years of relevant work experience in global sourcing, supplier compliance/quality and/or packaging design/engineering
  • Experienced in managing, developing and executing global sourcing and procurement strategies, including supplier certification and partnering in a global manufacturing and distribution environment
  • Previous experience building and/or leading Sourcing and Supplier Compliance/Quality/Packaging teams globally
  • Possess good process experience/judgment and the ability to recognize key problems before they become major issues. Capable of recognizing opportunities that translate to bottom-line improvement
  • A demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally within the company, as well as globally with suppliers and 3rd party firms. Strong collaboration skills with both local and international teams
  • A visionary who understands the big picture and can develop programs and processes that capture the true potential and opportunities that may exist – an “Out of the Box Thinker”
  • Ability to lead change and effectively establish high-performing teams by being a role model with high-performance standards
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills and work well under pressure
  • Strategic thinking skills, including ability to make sound business judgments related to supply management philosophies and initiatives
  • Good understanding of statistical methods, quality tools and methodologies (I.e. QFD, CTQ, DFSS, SPC, AQP, FMEA, Control Plan).
  • Experience with packaging management including developing/analyzing structural packaging solutions and familiar with packaging software
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to work independently, within a team across all levels and diverse cultures, and the ability to lead team projects

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop, maintain, and communicate packaging requirements. Work cross-functionally with Merchandising, Safety, Logistics, Global Sourcing Office (s) and Global Supplier network in the development of safe, well designed, efficient, and cost-effective packaging solutions
  • Oversee and manage packaging development process, work cross-functionally with Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain and Operations in the creation of packaging designs, prototype development, and packaging performance testing
  • Review and analyze engineered drawings, photos, and packaging specifications necessary for compliance with International standards, company defined safety ‘best practices’, special handling conditions and performance within Floor & Decor’s complex supply chain
  • Work closely with Global Suppliers, Merchandising, Distribution, International and Domestic Logistics on analyzing and issuing CAPA when necessary for continuous improvement initiatives
  • Identify packaging improvement initiatives; implement and manage process improvement plan for packaging materials, labor, efficiency, safety, transportation, and storage
  • Develop and implement test methodologies to ensure packaging exceeds defined expectations
  • Conduct frequent audits at various points in the supply chain to better formulate safer, more efficient, and cost- effective packaging designs which are closely aligned with customer expectations
  • Assist in the development, validation, and implementation of packaging based cost reduction projects
  • Work with customers and suppliers to design, develop, perform and manage the packaging testing process to assure product quality requirements
  • Provide technical services for continuous improvement efforts involving packaging materials
  • Maintain a database of packaging guidelines and specifications along with item drawings for all approved packaging
  • Stay current with software updates, industry standards, trends and technology developments

Working Conditions (travel & environment)

Note:  Floor & Decor considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or familial status, veteran status, or based on any other class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Floor & Decor also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer at its sole discretion.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Floor & Decor is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all associates and applicants.  F&D recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates and administers all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.

This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, testing, screening, hiring, selection for training, upgrading, transfer, demotion, layoff, discipline, termination, compensation, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  This policy and the law prohibit employment discrimination against any associate or applicant on the basis of any legally protected status outlined above.

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Floor & Decor is like no other flooring company. Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, we have quickly become one of the country’s leading flooring retailers, with dozens of stores nationwide – and more to come. A strong entrepreneurial spirit flows through our young company. The remarkable success we have enjoyed could not have happened without the time, talent, and teamwork of our extremely dedicated associates. Working with equal amounts of passion and grit, we’ve become the “category killer of flooring” by revolutionizing the way people buy flooring. Our customers enjoy the largest in-stock selection of tile, wood, stone, and flooring accessories at prices no one can beat.

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