Position Title:  Strategic Sourcing Director 1



Job Category:  Supply Chain
Shift:  Shift 1
Full Time / Part Time:  Full-Time
Job Level:  Individual Contributor
Approximate Travel:  10%
Job Description: 


This role is responsible for delivering procurement savings at or better than market, clearly defining strategic account plans and engagement to meet supplier objectives, and providing deep and up-to-date market insights to drive meaningful business outcomes. This role will enable deeper innovative engagement enabling new product development aligned with business objectives and foster and build deep procurement analytics and core sourcing practices with the teams.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and lead sourcing strategies, including conducting/leading market research and analysis.
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies aligned to business priorities and leveraging internal and external trends.
  • Lead the process to select and manage supplier relationships and negotiate contracts to achieve cost savings and value creation.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align sourcing priorities with business strategy and objectives.
  • Participate in key business meetings, providing thought partnership as it pertains to supply strategy and risk.
  • Implement best practices in category management and execution to optimize value chain.
  • Develop and maintain a culture of continuous improvement and innovation in sourcing processes and practices.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards in procurement and sourcing activities.
  • Conduct company-wide training on the company's strategic sourcing process and appropriate tools.
  • Work with senior leaders to identify, attract, develop, and retain talent to the procurement organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, supply chain management or related field. May consider equivalent work experience in lieu of degree.
  • 8+ years of proven category management and developing and implementing supply strategies.
  • Strong knowledge and skills in category management, commercial roles, technology, supply chain, and supplier relationship management.
  • Exceptional analytical and strategic thinking to identify and solve complex sourcing problems with a high tolerance for ambiguity.


Additional Qualification Details:  No additional requirement needed

Who We Are and What We Are All About:

Rogers Corporation makes tomorrow's innovations possible. Help build a cleaner, safer and more connected world with a career at Rogers, where we make tomorrow’s innovations possible. We rely on a talented workforce to develop our cutting edge, market-leading material technologies. Our global team develops innovative specialty materials and components that enable technology in a wide array of high-growth markets. Our customers expect high performance and reliability, so we are always looking for people who can improve processes, get results and represent a best-in-class organization. People are at the heart of all our operations, and we encourage our employees to act with integrity, creativity and excellence to help drive results worldwide.

Why Work for Rogers:

It is our commitment to get “Results, but Results the Right Way.” Rogers offers an exceptional work environment and a value-driven culture modeled by leadership. Employees have access to developmental opportunities as well as top-notch benefits and incentive programs. Come join a winning team!

Rogers Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

About Rogers Corporation:

At Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG), we're changing how the world uses technology. We are a global leader in materials technology and manufacturing, producing engineered materials to power, protect and connect our world. With nearly 200 years of materials science and engineering experience, Rogers delivers high-performance solutions that enable global Advanced Electronics Solutions and Elastomeric Material Solutions, as well as other technologies where reliability is critical. Rogers enables the world’s leading innovators to achieve greater performance, speed to market and reliability through our renowned technical solutions support, problem-solving and application engineering capabilities. Rogers delivers market-leading solutions for energy-efficient motor drives, vehicle electrification and alternative energy, sealing, vibration management, and impact protection in mobile devices, transportation interiors, industrial equipment and performance apparel, wireless infrastructure and automotive safety and radar systems. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.rogerscorp.com.