Director Global Sourcing & Supply Chain

Date: Jan 14, 2021

Location: Winter Park, FL, US, 32792

Company: REV Group, Inc.

Additional Locations:  

Requisition ID: 7455  

REV Group (NYSE: REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. REV serves a diversified customer base primarily in the United States through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. REV provides customized vehicle solutions for applications including: essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (“RVs”) and luxury buses). REV’s brand portfolio consists of 30 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of REV’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years.


Title:  Director – Global Sourcing and Supply Chain – Commercial Segment 

Location: Optionality of REV offices or Remote

Reports to: Chief Supply Officer

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Be part of the Supply Chain REV-olution at REV Group!!!

This exciting new role, reporting to the Chief Supply Officer with matrixed reporting the Business Unit President, is one of the most critical positions within the REV supply chain organization. Drive change as never before in a growing and dynamic supply chain that is REV-olutionizing excellence in results, strategy and execution while joining a team noted for leadership, innovation and diversity!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The primary focus of this position is accountability for all costs within the Division and associated Business Units including procurement, sourcing, logistics (domestic and international), digital data transformation, inventory management, risk management, supply chain solvency, and coordination of inventory levels to match production demand within a multi-site environment within an assigned business Division.
  • Directs the purchasing and souring for ALL spend within the Division of all requirements including industrial supplies/MRO, raw materials, equipment, and chassis.
  • This position will have responsibility for all Procurement and Sourcing performance including development and execution of an effective sourcing strategy, best value supplier selection, NPI supplier selection and readiness, and delivering on procurement milestones including supplier quality, delivery, innovation pipeline, working capital excellence and productivity.
  • The individual will have demonstrated strong leadership impact while collaborating constructively with business and functional leaders to develop and implement breakthrough strategies and results.
  • Establish a global sourcing strategy that meets Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and long-term strategic plan. This is anticipated to include large scale changes in supply base composition and supplier share of business over the next four years.
  • Select, develop and manage the global supply base from a production process excellence perspective. Lead supplier development and address supply issues impacting cost, quality and delivery.
  • This position will have responsibility for managing the VA/VE efforts and strategic cost management processes to reduce the total cost of ownership of equipment in support of the corporate annual cost improvement goals.

Experiences Needed:

  • Extensive relevant defense/aerospace, automotive, heavy industrial sourcing and procurement, supply chain  excellence, manufacturing and program/project management experience in the manufacturing or relevant industry
  • Ability to quickly adapt to differing leadership styles across multiple customer business teams and suppliers, drive change within peer group and with customer business teams resulting in a higher level of consistency across teams and an elimination of non-value added activities, present complex technical and support issues at peer and executive levels (internal/external customers), identify risk, develop mitigation concepts and deploy actions to implement plans.
  • Experience with organizational development; building and leading the organization to the next level of maturity

Essential Duties:

  • Execution of direct and indirect material savings plans.
  • Establishment of world class organizational structure
  • Provide strategic direction for the materials / supply chain organization and will develop and execute the overall strategy for materials planning, inventory control, finished goods production scheduling and component production scheduling within assigned Division.
  • Negotiation of contracts and supply agreements including productivity agreements and consignment agreements.
  • Responsible for managing inventory levels across all locations within the assigned Divisions to ensure inventory in each step in the process; raw; WIP, and finished goods is appropriate for the demands of production.
  • Responsible for implementation and maintenance of the company’s purchasing system. Supplier selection, tool procurement, raw material/component procurement, and supplier monitoring in accordance with company policies, procedures, and audit guidelines.
  • Responsible for introducing and implementing LEAN principles and developing the organization and systems to support the processes.
  • Responsible for departmental and materials/purchasing budget and monitoring/reporting strategic goals and objectives for department and by commodity; Develops primary, secondary, and alternative vendors both foreign and domestic.
  • Negotiate with current suppliers to establish pricing, delivery, quantity, and payment for products and services for all Business Units within the Division.
  • Monitor and track commodity exchanges on a weekly basis for price trend forecasting, hedge decisions, and PPV (cost of goods) impact.
  • Responsible for recyclable commodities and scrap price negotiations for all scrap generating facilities.
  • Communicates with Finance/Accounting department all vendor credits and rebates. Approves appropriate account credits.
  • Controls purchasing levels to maximize inventory turnover; Defines team and individual CIP goals – monitors individual accomplishments to goal.
  • Provides PPV forecasting information to the VP/GMs and Division President; Responsible for Standard/Budget and managing the real cost, standard cost, and the maintenance of information systems for all products for which they are responsible including internal approvals of cost changes.
  • Maintains weekly/monthly reporting to ensure all financial objectives are being met; Analyzes monthly purchases – Identifies and implements solutions to address losses.
  • Ensures proper inventory levels for multiple warehouses with multiple distribution points; Maintains appropriate inventory level within budgetary guidelines; Works with warehouse personnel to identify and liquidate excess and obsolete inventory through appropriate internet, wholesale, and retail channels.
  • Supports and drives Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen and ISO/QS9000/TS16949 initiatives, as well as continuous improvement activities in the plant. Directs cost reduction efforts, identifying, analyzing, and implementing cost savings projects throughout the purchasing department.
  • Maintains an effective organization. This includes analyzing organizational needs and selecting and developing key subordinates to ensure effective motivation and utilization of associates.

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

MBA preferred CPM/APICS & CPIM

Minimum15 years procurement/supply chain experience. Foreign sourcing experience is a plus.

5-8 years of management/leadership/team building experience.

10 years specialty vehicle or automotive experience in a heavy manufacturing environment.

5 years management/supervisory experience in a medium to large-size manufacturing environment.

Demonstrated experience must include:

Project Management; Budget development/management; Problem solving; Program Management with proven track record of on-time, in-scope, and in-budget project delivery.

Warehouse/Inventory Management and ERP Systems (SAP and/or MAPICS experience is a plus)

Experience leading large scale change processes

Proven track record for developing high-trust relationships with key customers/ partners.

Demonstrated teamwork skills, including ability to work effectively across organizational and geographic boundaries.  Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); Ability to work with vendors, customers, employees; and influence people.

Ability to lead distributed, cross-functional, and international teams; Basic financial analysis skills, including developing product cost estimates.

Strong intermediate to advance experience with MS Office

Knowledge of continuous improvement (Kaizen) and problem-solving techniques (Lean/Six Sigma).


REV Group is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.



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