Director of Sourcing

Purchasing/Procurement ATLANTA, Georgia


Position at NAPA Auto Parts

Director of Sourcing

Job Description:

 Position Mission:

The role of Director of Sourcing is responsible for the end-to-end sourcing operations as well as oversee full sourcing process and decision making between vendors, products or services. Minimizes cost to help optimize the value from each purchase. Individual will prioritize purchasing initiatives while establishing policies and objectives that define the organizations sourcing strategies.

Position Performance Measures:

  • Deliver annual Cost Savings back to the business through RFP/Tender Execution
  • Develop and Execute multiyear Supplier and Country Diversification plan
  • Lead Sourcing execution to ensure product availability across core product categories
  • Lead supplier negotiations to mitigate cost inflation
  • Responsible for leading Sourcing team alignment to effectively leverage US and Global Sourcing team resources, Sourcing US, Global Sourcing, Quality and Engineering


  • Responsible for end-to-end category Sourcing support which aligns to Merchandising strategy
  • Owns factory and supplier identification and validation of Direct Import suppliers
  • Manages RFQ, RFP execution including ensuring accuracy of cost models and business financial projections
  • Responsible to Develop and Deliver Annual Budget including Cost Out Execution
  • Deliver on Supplier Diversification and Country Diversification Metrics
  • Actively Develop and Lead Cost Mitigation and Avoidance strategies
  • SME on Product Category and Global Supply base
  • Owns Category Global Tender Pipeline Execution
  • Partner with Merchandising, Procurement to ensure flawless execution of Supplier and Product Onboarding, New Program Launches
  • Strategic supplier management, responsible to negotiate Costs and Supplier Terms, Lead Times, Rebates and Discounts
  • Set strategies related to vendor assessments and purchasing terms and conditions
  • Manage and communicate content updates to Executive staff to ensure full transparency
  • Manage various projects and project schedules, ensuring key milestones and updates are being communicated to peers
  • Manage timely and orderly the flow of all production aspects, from project inception, internal and external reviews final product release.
  • Create and maintain various reports to track shipments and vendor yield output 


  • BS in Supply Chain Management or Business Administration or Commensurate Experience in Sourcing
  • Strong preference for international sourcing experience
  • Ability to manage projects and establish clear goals and accountabilities to ensure successful delivery (on time, within budget, meeting agreed upon success criteria)
  • Understand demand and supplier trends
  • Negotiation skills a must
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word), Internet search tools and web-site navigation
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and financial modeling skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities in a deadline driven environment while remaining organized.
  • Must be self-motivated and detail oriented
  • Independent judgement is required to plan, prioritize, organize, and accomplish diversified work objectives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent external and internal customer service skills
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality, demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness both internally and external 

Experience Requirements:

  • Requirements include but may not be limited to the following:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or related discipline.
  • Minimum 7-10 years within areas of Global Sourcing, Supply Chain and Category Management.
  • Strong data entry skills and proficient with Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point, etc.) software is required.
  • Sourcing, Purchasing experience is required.Ability to analyze and interpret common accounting procedures.
  • Must have excellent phone, written and verbal communication skills to assist customers.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions in accordance with business practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously

Educational Requirements:

Requirements include but may not be limited to the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or related discipline.


GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.