Strategic Sourcing Manager

Date: Jan 19, 2019

Location: Decatur, IN, US, 46733

Company: REV Group, Inc.

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Requisition ID: 562  

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.




Reporting to the VP Supply Chain, this key position is responsible for the management of all activities associated with assigned commodities and services. This position will provide full commodity leadership, working closely with multiple business units, developing strategies and coordinating all related supply chain activities to ensure that cost and value-added requirements are met. This position will ensure business unit program participation, adherence to, and acceptance of, agreed upon strategic sourcing initiatives associated with various commodities/spend groups.  Additionally, this position will proactively monitor and evaluate specific market conditions and develop strategic countermeasures as required.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Execute enterprise wide and local sourcing events to implement cost savings.
  • Analyze data to identify opportunities
  • Evaluate market conditions and negotiate material prices based on commodity prices going up and down.
  • Implement commodity strategies across multiple business units.
  • Negotiate, draft and implement supplier agreements/contracts
  • Evaluate suppliers’ core competencies and performance ability
  • Supplier Selection
  • Formulate strategy to mitigate price increase requests
  • Support business units with supplier issues that need to be escalated.



  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze large amounts of data (advanced in Excel)
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Team Player
  • Results Driven



  • BS degree: preferably in engineering or supply chain
  • 10+ years supply chain experience
  • Experience implementing projects across multiple locations and brands.


Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job:


  • The employee is regularly required to stand or walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee frequently is required to walk.
  • The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit for extended periods of time.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40#’s.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and squat.
  • Ability to work with arms above head.
  • Able to read and follow written and verbal instructions.





Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne

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