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Sourcing Manager Job

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

About this Location

This team is located in a Winona, MN, which is called the Miami of Minnesota! It is nearly surrounded by water with seven lakes and borders neighboring Wisconsin. 

How you will contribute:


This person will be responsible to establish and put into action the global sourcing strategy, in order to attain maximum contribution of operating profit and business objectives. The Sourcing Manager II will utilize World Class Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Lean methodology to obtain maximum total value from the supply base. As this role interfaces with many facets of Acuity Brands management, such as engineering, marketing, national accounts, customer care, manufacturing facilities, material control, post sales service and ASO, this person will need to be able to effectively collaborate cross-matrix relationships.

  • Cost Containment: Identify and develop alternate sources of supply to create competitive tension amongst suppliers. Create and execute RFP or SSI to negotiate the best available price and terms. Establish standard costs for purchased material and track compliance. Research and identify alternate materials or design of a part to reduce cost or improve availability
  • Service Level Improvement: Measure Supplier performance, including on time and complete delivery of quality products, routinely in an effort to continuously improve service and customer experience
  • Risk Mitigation: Negotiate and obtain a signed mid-form agreement from suppliers to help minimize Acuity liability exposure. Insure supplier compliance with requirements mandated by federal, state and local ordinances regarding energy efficiency and environmental regulations. Compile and maintain a country of origin record for each purchased part
  • Supply Base Rationalization: Identify, select and consolidate sources of supply to best support Acuity Supply Chain strategy and objectives
  • Product Complexity Reduction: Apply specialized technical knowledge to identify opportunities to reduce the number of parts managed
  • Facilitate Supply to Consume Process: Increase supplier participation in Acuity SLC's and improve supplier compliance to inventory metrics. Help stabilize the production schedule, support the Kanban process and reduce costs associated with ordering and expediting material
  • Manage Commodity Spend: Develop and communicate sourcing strategy to appropriate personnel within the company. Identify the preferred supplier parts so that new fixtures BOM's are constructed correctly. Utilize and enforce the use blanket purchase orders to control supplier selection and price. Expand the use of ERS with suppliers to streamline the receipt and invoice process
Qualified Applicants will have:


  • 6+ years plus the education listed below.
  • C.P.M. preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication as well as organizational skills. 
  • Expertise in the art of negotiation and strategic thinking. 
  • Must exhibit strong leadership qualities
  • Recognized as an SME for the commodity or suppler base managed. 
  • Strong MS computer skills. Particularly proficient in Excel.
  • Familiarity with ORACLE preferred  
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing principles and tools preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain or Engineering


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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Req ID:  1571
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