Director, Procurement & Brasscraft Asia Operations in Novi at Masco

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

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Job Description

The Company

Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), with sales revenue over $8 Billion, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; BrassCraft®, Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; Milgard® windows and doors; Kichler® lighting products and HotSpring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit

Brasscraft Manufacturing Company, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality water and gas flow control products, plumbing service and repair parts, and drain cleaning and plumbing hand tools for the new construction and repair/remodel markets. BrassCraft®, headquartered in Novi, Michigan, supports a wide array of channel partners including wholesalers, retailers and specialty dealers, who serve residential and commercial markets across the Americas. Brasscraft has set the plumbing standard for 70 years, with industry leading brands including BrassCraft®, Plumbshop®, and Cobra®.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Director, Procurement & Brasscraft Asia Operations will manage our global supply base and will lead our strategic sourcing initiatives. The role is accountable for leading a team of US and Taiwan-based resources to develop innovative sourcing strategies to leverage spend, optimize cost, reduce risk, and improve supplier product quality and on-time delivery.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of sourced products and relationships with respective suppliers.
  • Lead a Purchasing organization of approximately 60 employees, consisting of 6 US direct reports and Brasscraft Asia, a strategic sourcing group based in Taiwan.
  • Lead and direct a high performing and motivated professional staff responsible for interfacing with functional/business unit management and external partners.
  • Manage complex sourcing projects involving Requests for Proposals (RFP), Request For Information (RFI), Supplier Selection, and Supplier assessment processes.
  • Develop and negotiate highly complex, corporate-wide, strategic partnerships encompassing product development, channel partner and outsourced services.
  • Work with outside vendors, negotiate supply agreements, and establish long-term procurement strategies.
  • Maintain and optimize sourcing strategies with 3rd party contract organizations.
  • Work with internal departments including Product Development, Engineering, Quality, and Supply Chain to gather and interpret business requirements for Supplier product design, quality, and delivery.
  • Create and maintain alignment of functional leaders, senior management and external partners to drive results.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects that provide efficiencies in sourcing and product cost.
  • Identify metrics, tools, and processes to optimize sourcing and supplier activities and efficiencies and work collaboratively with team members to prioritize and drive implementation.
  • Manage a diverse supply base with an annual spend exceeding $200M.

Required Education, Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • BS in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related field (advanced degree preferred).
  • 10 years of global sourcing experience, with strong negotiation and contract administration experience.
  • 5-10 years of previous management experience leading global teams.
  • Experience budgeting, financial analysis and cost control practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrated successful ability to build positive partnerships, while working collaboratively with cross functional business teams.
  • Demonstrated successful ability to organize and prioritize work to ensure timely deadlines\\Strategic sourcing expertise managing a portfolio of suppliers and externally sourced products.
  • Strong knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
  • APICS, CPIM, or CPM certifications a plus.

BrassCraft is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a culture that supports our commitment to diversity and inclusion.