Strategic Sourcing Category Lead at Faith Technologies

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Location: Olathe, Kansas

Job Description:

A position at FTI can be the answer to your future career. In this role, you'll be part of a progressive national leader in electrical planning, engineering, technology and energy services. FTI enables employee growth and success through industry-leading training and development, utilization of the latest industry technologies, and an uncompromised focus on safety. We recognize and reward top performers, offering competitive, merit-based compensation, career path development and a flexible and robust benefits package that boasts everything from paid training and tuition reimbursement to an award-winning wellness program.

The Strategic Sourcing Category Lead is responsible for managing the development and implementation of a strategic procurement strategy and for partnering with key stakeholders across the business. You will develop, communicate and implement comprehensive category strategies, ensuring that projects deliver on risk, quality, cost and other value drivers while working with cross-functional teams. This position will develop and continually update market intelligence on key suppliers and market solutions. The ideal candidate must be proficient in the use of a PC and Microsoft Office Suite and have strategic sourcing experience. Knowledge of the electrical construction trade is beneficial, but not required.
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Experience: Minimum of 2 years in a strategic sourcing role

Travel: 10-30%, as required

Work Schedule: This position works between the hours of 7 AM and 5 PM, Monday- Friday. Works a sufficient schedule to meet the expectations of the role.


  • Acts as the expert for the respective categories through complete understanding of industry, competition, future technologies, and innovations.

  • Develops, issues, and manages Request for Proposal (RFP) or bid process for sourcing goods and services to achieve savings based on targeted specifications.

  • Develops, leads, assesses, and executes purchasing strategies as related to commodity material across all business groups.

  • Negotiates corporate programs with strategic suppliers and develop new alliances to meet the needs of the field.

  • Participates in cost reduction activities, observes, and reports price increases.

  • Assesses risk to suppliers and materials as well as recommending risk mitigation plans.

  • Qualifies alternative supply sources on key products and services; based on risk mitigation, cost out opportunities, etc.

  • Supports internal quarterly vendor reviews to ensure supplier challenges are addressed including corrective action plans, alternate sourcing strategies, and contract adherence. Supports external Quarterly Business Reviews with preferred vendors and provide performance feedback regarding quality, service, and cost while having clear and actionable initiatives to improve all three areas.

  • Acts as a change agent - identifies new tools, analyses, strategies etc. to drive continuous transformation within the sourcing organization.

  • Drives communication, data collection, continuous improvement, and overall relationships within Faith for purchases.

  • Identifies, builds, and maintains mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships and alliances with select suppliers through Supplier Relationship Management programs.

  • Meets or exceeds profit plan goals related to categories: cost savings, raw material economics, quality, supplier rationalization and other agreed upon objectives.

  • Consistently demonstrates exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.

  • Analyzes key sourcing KPI's, spend data, and vendor performance scores.

  • Aids the business in supplier problem resolution concerns as they arise for respective commodities.

  • Acts as primary point of contact for FTI personnel to resolve supplier issues.

  • Manages relationships with key suppliers to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery, and compliance with terms of contracts.

  • Facilitates involvement of supplier technical support resources for Faith projects.

  • Identifies opportunities to utilize supplier-driven innovation in Faith designs.

  • Facilitates the development and implementation of standardized specifications between suppliers and Faith design teams.

  • Works collaboratively with internal resources ensuring information gathered is sufficient for effective sourcing activities

  • Reviews supplies to ensure quality.

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

The job description and responsibilities described are intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

SURGE your career forward!

Employees at FTI grow faster because they are a part of a nationally leading team of electrical planners, engineers, designers, electricians, and business professionals.

  • Your Personal Growth : Build your career path by taking advantage of our industry leading training and leadership development programs.

  • Leverage Technology : Our virtual design and build programs that offer the latest in robotic total stations, 3D scanning, virtual and augmented reality and drone surveillance and assessment.

  • Uncompromised Safety : When we see others in our space averaging 2.7 safety rating and ours average .42, you know that we value you and your safety above all else.

We offer competitive, merit-based wages; career path development and flexible and a robust benefits package that boasts everything from paid training, tuition reimbursement and a top-notch wellness program.

We pride ourselves on a "Ground up Growth" mentality that puts you in the spotlight. Becoming a member of the FTI team means you've officially put yourself in the driver's seat of your career. Through our career development and continued education programs, you'll have options to position yourself for success.

FTI is a "Merit to the Core" organization, and we pride ourselves on our ability to reward and recognize top performers.


FTI enriches the lives of its employees through industry-leading total rewards. Our compensation, benefits, time off, and wellness programs are designed to reward individual results that create team success, improve financial security for our employees and their families, and encourage healthy lifestyles. As an eligible employee*, your programs include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance

  • Company-Paid Life and Disability Insurance

  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts

  • Award-Winning Wellness Program and Incentives

  • 401(k) Retirement & 401(a) Profit Sharing Plans

  • Paid Time Off

  • Performance Incentives/Bonuses

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • And so much more!

*Regular/Full-Time Employees are eligible for FTI benefit programs.

We stand strong in our values as we work to Create World-Class Opportunities to Succeed through:

  • Uncompromised focus on keeping people SAFE.

  • Building TRUST in everything we do.

  • REDEFINING what's possible.

  • Rewarding individual results that create TEAM SUCCESS.

If you're ready to learn more about growing your career with us, apply today!

Faith Technologies, Inc. (FTI) is an Affirmative Action Employer/Equal Opportunity Employer. FTI will not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. Faith Technologies, Inc. will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

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