• Director of Sourcing - Building Materials

    Job Locations US-GA-Lithia Springs
    Posted Date 7 months ago(9/6/2017 5:10 PM)
    # of Openings
    Construction - Supply Chain, Services, and CASK Industries

    Role Overview


    At Cortland Partners, you map the story of your success. We don't adhere to the status quo, we love outside industry perspective, and we thrive on exploring possibilities and reimagining solutions. As an innovative leader in multifamily, our high performance continues to drive exponential growth – and we invite you to join us on our journey towards real estate excellence. With tools and guidance to sharpen your skills, you can forge your own career path, love what you do, and let it show.


    As the Director of Sourcing - Building Materials, you lead all sourcing activities for our CASK Industries organization, appraise and improve our sourcing activities, explore new supply sources, maintain strong relationships with existing providers, and analyze the company’s spending and supply partnerships.


    Roles You'll Play



    • Take charge of vendor selection, contract management, and materials planning
    • Exhibit strong leadership, interpersonal, and project management skills to build strong and effective relationships with trustworthy suppliers
    • Lead negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals, ensuring that Cortland is getting top-notch supplies for the best price
    • Coordinate with stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes
    • Display your experience with global suppliers (specifically Chinese manufacturers) to research and anticipate changes in the negotiating power of suppliers, including shifting economics between suppliers in different countries
    • Supervise the Manager of Shanghai Operations and Sourcing Managers, making sure they are performing in accordance with the strategic plan


    • Drive cost effectiveness and improve service levels
    • Utilize your in-depth knowledge of key sourcing processes and current best practices to enhance Cortland’s sourcing to attain maximum efficiency
    • Partner with the Director of Logistics to reduce export haulage costs
    • Demonstrate your ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships to build and maintain a world-class global supplier network for all product categories
    • Provide product development engineering support and interface with suppliers to develop new products
    • Build a high-quality team and provide supervision while maintaining familiarity with pertinent details of each project


    • Use your strong analytical skills and attention to detail to perform cost scenario and benchmarking analyses
    • Apply your understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgment to estimate risks and implement risk-minimizing techniques
    • Execute appropriate product testing and quality control programs
    • Clean up and maintain the vendor master and item master in order to accurately track spending on an ongoing basis


    Our Vision of What Success Looks Like

    • Your team is inspired by your vision and strategies, and the vendors are more than happy to provide us the best supplies possible.
    • Your masterful negotiating skills and ability to build relationships with suppliers have allowed for the best supply network the company has ever seen!
    • The analyses you produce have so greatly increased awareness about spending and risk that the SVP of Supply Chain and Services could not be more impressed.


    Your Building Blocks of Success

    • Proven work experience as a Sourcing Manager or Procurement Manager
    • 4-year college degree in supply chain, construction management, engineering, or related field
    • Superior collaboration skills and ability to manage cross-functional relationships within an organization
    • Expert time-management, prioritization and multi-tasking skills; ability to quickly adapt to an often-changing and fast-paced work environment
    • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management and relevant software
    • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Project


    The Foundation of Cortland Partners


    At Cortland, we create, reimagine, and manage apartment communities for over 100,000 residents nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, we have communities in ten states and regional offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Houston, and Orlando. From product design and procurement to general contracting and property management, we do it all – to make sure our communities are the perfect setting for living life to its fullest.


    Our success is fueled by our belief in a better life – where hospitality is always a given, each detail is worth a second thought, and every open door is a new opportunity to go beyond expectations. We come to work every day to create possibilities for people – possibilities that translate into superior living spaces and experiences designed to inspire our residents, associates, and investors to live a better life focused on what matters most to them.



    Cortland Partners is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud to support and celebrate diversity in the workplace. We are committed to equal consideration for all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance with the application process and/or using our website, please email talentresources@cortlandpartners.com or call 404.965.3988.


    Cortland Partners is a drug-free workplace.


    Cortland Partners participates in e-verify to verify the employment status of

    all persons hired to work in the United States.


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