Senior Director Direct Material Sourcing

Austin, TX North AmericaUSAustin, TX
HID Global
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Functional Area: 
Supply Chain
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Senior Director Direct Material Sourcing

Location: Galway, Austin, Hong Kong


#Securing your Future!

We are a growing multinational technical security company based globally that offers its employees a fun work environment, flexibility and career opportunity.


The Company:

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world's people, places and things. Every day millions of people in more than 100 countries use our products and services to securely access physical and digital places. Over 2 billion things that need to be identified, verified and tracked are connected through HID Global’s technology. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. We work with governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet—helping them to create trusting and trusted physical and digital environments so that they and the people who use them can fulfill their potential. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 4,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit or check us out on


The Position:

You will be responsible for commercial and relationship management of all direct materials suppliers for HID Global.  The responsibility spans all facets of Category Management, from Category assessment, supplier selection, on-boarding, ramp, sustaining and improvement, as well as supplier de-sourcing.  Ultimately, you will be responsible for driving both performance and compliance accountability through structured and inclusive governance forums. Additionally, this role is focused on cost performance of the direct material supply base mandating highly cross-functional leadership skills and orchestration capabilities.

This role is global in nature and requires collaboration with business areas/units to ensure the direct material supplies meet business requirements and capabilities. You will also serve as a conduit to group through reporting and collaborative supply chain improvement efforts.

This position requires in-depth experience in Category Management and the ability to establish partnerships externally and internally to ensure optimum performance and high levels of integration.  Additionally, this role will require a deeper level of extended governance capability.

Although this role may not have a direct reporting relationship with recent acquisitions, the ability to both govern and lead through “dotted-line” relationships is critical.  You will be required to collaborate to create standards, the communication skills to indoctrinate the broader organization to these standards, and the leadership to guide the organization to achieve these standards and meet performance goals.


What we are looking for:

The ideal candidate should have strong communication and collaboration skills. You should be a self-starter and motivated to drive improvements. Presenting and data driven decision-making skills are key to succeed within this role.

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) is required, and 6 years related work experience. A Master’s degree is desirable and APICS certification a plus but not essential. You would also ideally have strong supply chain, category management and operations experience.


Why Should You Apply?

• Excellent terms and conditions

• Flexibility

• On-the-job training and development

 • Occasional business travel (job dependent)

• Work as part of a global team


Would you like to join  us?

Last application date:  15th May 2021

HID Global is an Equal Opportunities Employer

HID Global is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse workplace and does not

discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation,

protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with

disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at

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