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Title:  Innovation Sourcing Manager

Req ID:  3564
Job Category:  Innovation

Doraville, GA, US, 30360

Dare To Dream!


At Serta Simmons Bedding, we dare to dream and work differently. We’re proud to be one of the largest bedding manufacturers in North America and lead the way with our iconic brands - Serta®, Beautyrest®, Simmons® and Tuft & Needle®.


When you join our company, you become part of winning team that is excited and committed to helping our customers get a good night’s sleep.


Fueled by care for our people and their safety, we provide inspiring career opportunities, competitive benefits, and employee perks, and most importantly, the chance to make a positive impact in the lives of our customers.

What You'll Do:




Responsible for ensuring supply continuity at the plants on a day to day basis for assigned commodities. Supports commodity strategy development and responsible for implementing those strategies and the plant/supplier level.


Ensure supply continuity for assigned plants and commodities

  • Take proactive leadership role in identifying and resolving material availability, quality problems and service issues and provide second source solutions when necessary
  • Support materials management function in each manufacturing location. Coach and provide feedback to Plant Materials Managers, especially new Material Managers, on an as needed basis

Support commodity managers in developing and executing commodity strategies (for assigned commodities)

  • Support relevant Commodity Director in developing commodity strategies by bringing relevant supplier performance and plant needs/requirements insights based in supply continuity responsibilities
  • Enforce adherence to strategic sourcing commodity and supplier strategies through ownership of strategy implementation at the plant level -- ensuring compliance and issue resolution as strategies are rolled-out/modified
  • Actively participate in sourcing and supplier reviews (e.g., QBRs, scorecard reviews) to inform commodity/supplier strategies
  • Own price list updates and supplier item setup for all plants across the network -- ensuring current prices are up to date for plant buyers to place POs against
  • Quote, analyze, and negotiate component tooling and piece price for assigned commodities.
  • Own on-going contract administration and management once commodity and supplier strategies are put in place
  • Plan/develop and provide corporate policies, guidelines, and procedures that ensure plant Purchasing is in conformance/compliance

How You'll Do It:


Support Brand/Local Sourcing team with NPI/NPD efforts

  • Ensure suppliers have the appropriate stocking levels available by SKU and communicate ramp-up/ramp down timing, support supplier readiness efforts; support new supplier onboarding efforts
  • Notify plants of changeover dates/timing, supply plants with new contract/pricing information, help resolve plant issues during launches


Identify improvement opportunities at the plant level for assigned commodities

  • Identify and execute supplier to plant improvement opportunities such as cost reductions and improvements in quality, lead times, safety, and/or sustainability by partnering with material managers
  • Actively introduce new local suppliers to support sourcing strategies (for assigned commodities)
  • Support plant kaizen events to identify improvement opportunities

What You'll Bring:


  • Bachelor degree required (supply chain, engineering, or MBA a plus)
  • 5+ years of relevant sourcing or relevant plant supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience in managing supplier relationships a plus
  • Experience in lean manufacturing environment a plus
  • Experience in production supervision, quality, or other non-materials function is also a plus
  • Knowledge of plant products, manufacturing processes and departmental relationships
  • APICS or ISM certification an asset
  • Proficient in MS Office; expertise in excel and powerpoint
  • ERP experience
  • Work is primarily sedentary in nature
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% (primarily US and Canada)

Come Dream With Us!


When you join Serta Simmons Bedding, you become part of our 150-year legacy of sleep solutions with endless opportunities to impact our future for centuries to come.


Once you’re here, you’ll be part of a winning company that invests and supports our team members’ career journeys.


Here are some of the benefits of working with our team: 


  • Employee Benefits Start on your first day with us!
  • Great Health, Dental and Vision Plans 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Paid Time Off/ Vacation Days 
  • Sick Days 
  • Holiday Time - 11 Holidays with 1 floating 
  • Employee Discounts 
  • HSA & FSA Benefits 
  • Referral Bonuses 



Employees are required to comply with COVID policies established by a vendor or customer.


It is our policy to abide by all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination, with respect to all terms and conditions of employment, based solely on a person’s race, color, religious creed/religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping or expression), medical condition genetic information (including family medical history), or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.


SSB will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them, as required by law.


The hiring salary range for this position applies to where legally required, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta