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Country:  United States

West Allis, WI, US

Location details: 
Employment type:  Undefined term
Full-time/part-time position:  Full time
Job Code USA/CA:  WT - Purch/Freight

Direct Sourcing Manager

Country: United States (US) 
Location: West Allis
, Wisconsin (US-WI) 
Location details: 

At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.


POSITION TITLE: Direct Sourcing Manager


REPORTS TO: Purchasing Manager





Develop and execute sourcing strategies for the assigned Direct Products and Services in a fast-paced and growing environment. Key responsibilities include: 


  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies for the Service and Supply organization.
  • Oversee the day-to-day supplier metrics within the Service and Supply organization
  • Develop and maintain the supplier base and supplier relationships
  • Negotiate favorable pricing, terms and conditions with all vendors in the direct cluster
  • Drive the implementation of new policies and procedures regionally
  • Generate RFP’s/quotes, and perform cost and price analysis
  • Implement new supplier agreements with the goal of optimizing our procurement strategy.
  • Support process improvements and transaction reduction efforts
  • Generate and present supplier performance metrics to suppliers and manage associated corrective actions.
  • Maintain our regional approved supplier list
  • Lead and mentor sourcing project teams to ensure goals are achieved
  • Perform additional duties as required


EXPERIENCE: 4+ years of procurement experience is required. Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel and power point is essential. Strong organizational, analytical and negotiating skills. Working knowledge/understanding of SAP/ERP systems. Thorough understanding of financial impact of decisions


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in related field is desired. The Certified Purchasing Management Expert (CPME) or Purchasing Certification (SPSM) preferred, but not required. Green or Black Belt Six Sigma Certification is preferred, but not required.




Konecranes, Inc. and its affiliates will not accept resumes from external recruiters or agencies without a Service Agreement and Agency Portal submission. Any resumes sent without a Service Agreement and Agency Portal submission with Konecranes, Inc. are void of any fees and free for internal use. Applicable Konecranes data protection obligations are the responsibility of the agency.

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Other Protected Category.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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