International Sourcing Manager

Position: International Sourcing Manager

Segment: IAF: Industrial Automation & Finishing

OTC Industrial Technologies is looking for a n International Sourcing Manager to join our team in Columbus, OH!

The International Sourcing Manager will play a critical role in optimizing our supply chain operations by analyzing data, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing strategies to enhance efficiency and reduce costs. The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical skills, a deep understanding of supply chain principles, and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

What You'll Do : 
  • Lead collaboration with stakeholders and internal teams.
    • Partner with stakeholders, executive leaders and department heads to understand business needs.
    • Establish requirements, scope and criteria for procurement projects.
  • Manage vendor selection.
    • Leverage RFx tools to facilitate strategic sourcing and manage the RFP timeline.
    • Lead initial market research and vendor profiles to aid supplier selection.
    • Create, issue and manage RFPs in a digital RFP management system. Manage proposal evaluation and final vendor selection.
  • Build ongoing vendor relationships.
    • Use supplier relationship management best practices throughout negotiation, contracting, onboarding and renewal.
    • Conduct regular vendor performance evaluations and supplier risk assessments.
  • Analyze procurement data.
    • Collect and interpret procurement data including cost analysis reporting.
    • Benchmark spend, RFP data and return on investment.
  • Optimize procurement processes.
    • Perform regular reviews of established procurement processes to ensure continual improvement.
    • Refine policies, due diligence questionnaires and RFP templates.
  • Optimize Logistics and Freight Forwarding.
  • Other duties as assigned.  

What You'll Need:
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, logistics, business administration, or a related field. Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in an industrial distribution environment
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time; some international travel may be required
  • Proven experience working in international logistics
  • Proven understanding of tariffs
  • Proven experience working in supply chain analysis or related roles
  • Bilingual in Japanese or German preferred
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and software, such as Excel, SQL, Tableau, or SAP
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of supply chain principles, including procurement, inventory management, production planning, and logistics
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with supply chain software systems and tools (e.g., ERP, WMS, TMS) is a plus
  • Certification in supply chain management (e.g., APICS CPIM, CSCP) is desirable

Perks of Working with OTC Industrial Technologies: 

Health and Wellness  
  • Medical, dental, and vision care coverage  
  • Short-and long-term disability coverage, and life insurance 
  • Wellness Discount 
  • Safety shoes & glasses reimbursement stipend 

Financial Benefits  
  • 401(k) savings plan with an employer match of 50% on the dollar up to 6% 
  • Robust referral bonuses 
  • Relocation assistance  

Work-Life Balance  
  • PTO 
  • Tuition assistance  

Who we are: 

At OTC Industrial Technologies, our people drive our success. With over 60 years of prioritizing talent investment and internal growth, we offer diverse career opportunities. We deliver top-quality products, technical expertise , and services at competitive costs by leveraging our team's experience and partnerships with leading vendors. Join us if you're motivated to be part of an exciting transformational journey. To learn more about OTC, CLICK HERE .