Director of Strategic Sourcing

Supply Chain Management O’Fallon, Missouri

Position at Nortek Air Solutions

Position Title: Director of Strategic Sourcing


The Director reports to the NAS President and is a partner to enable profitable growth by leading and managing NAS sourcing strategy. The position is a hands-on leader helping develop best-in-class strategies and processes that align customer needs to the optimal global supply network that improves efficiencies, cost, working capital, and risk mitigation.  The leader is a visionary in supply chain, a consensus builder, and an integrator of people and processes; collaborating across business units to affect positive change.  As a member of the Senior Leadership Staff, the position aids in setting Business Unit budgets, goals, resource allocations, and strategic direction to expectations and critical business needs.


Essential Functions:

  • Utilize 8020 tools to actively reduce supplier and supply chain complexity
  • Design and implement global commodity management strategies to decrease risk, increase OTD, and deliver 4% annual savings on the suppliers that aren't driven by commodity prices
  • Develop overarching global Supply Chain strategy – ensuring significant focus on customer expectations to achieve growth targets
  • Integrate and facilitate the relationship with business leaders throughout the organization, aligning the Supply Chain Strategy to other business objectives, goals, and outcomes
  • Design, implement, administer, and monitor best-in-class Supply Chain policies, processes, systems, and advanced technologies
  • Develop and monitor business-level KPIs, measuring all aspects of procurement, inventory, cost savings, supplier effectiveness, and process adherence across multiple business units
  • Ensure successful negotiation of all major spends and procurement agreements
  • Assess current processes and lead the relationships/partnerships with all critical suppliers
  • Lead the development of suppliers to ensure they exceed regulatory, and legal requirements
  • Drive results with a sense of urgency and diplomacy through superior change management techniques
  • All other duties as assigned



Position Key Attributes:

  • Ability to personally live safe and hold themselves and other team members accountable by having their back in support of our Safety core value.
  • Has integrity, works transparently and recognized for treating others with respect.
  • Takes accountability to create and execute solutions that deliver desired results and can “own it” in a Performance Driven Culture.
  • Works collaboratively as one team in a Teamwork culture.
  • Enjoys embracing and igniting change as a catalyst for improvement.
  • A “builder” who is comfortable in a continuous improvement culture.
  • Can thrive in a “legacy now” culture in which we strive to do the right thing for the company today, even if it is the hard thing, and leave behind a stronger company for the next generation of employees.





  • Safety
  • Trust & Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Performance Driven Culture
  • Bias for Action/Results Orientation
  • Focus on the Customer/Exceeds Customer Expectations
  • Talent Enhancement/Development
  • Entrepreneurship/Change Champion



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Engineering.
  • A minimum of 15 years progressive global sourcing and purchasing experience, and a minimum of 10 years in a personnel leadership role.
  • Proven success in meeting aggressive cost reduction, supplier negotiation and productivity targets.
  • Advanced analytical abilities and problem-solving techniques in understanding data collection and the ability to develop intuitive and actionable insights
  • Thorough knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office software and ERP systems
  • Travel up to 50%, some international travel.
  • Must be able to maintain a valid passport.


  • Manufacturing experience strongly preferred.
  • MBA Preferred
  • CPSM and/or APICS certified


About Nortek Air Solutions:

Nortek Air Solutions (NAS) is a Madison Industries company.  Madison Industries is one of the largest and most successful privately held companies in the world, and has a robust portfolio of indoor air quality solutions. Madison builds entrepreneurially driven, branded market leaders that are committed to making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value.

NAS is the largest manufacturer of custom heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment in North America. Its products include FANWALL TECHNOLOGY®, air handlers, packaged DX, vertical self-contained systems, energy recovery ventilators with integrated heating and cooling systems, coils and more. NAS has five strategically located manufacturing facilities which encompass over 2 million square feet of clean space and 180 sales representative offices. NAS's brands are known for innovation and advanced technology and provide customers with product solutions for every industrial need including commercial air handlers, clean room systems and mission critical technology. NAS's end markets include clean room, data centers, healthcare, education, industrial, and commercial.

Equal Opportunity & Non-Discrimination – Nortek Air Solutions is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law.