Strategic Sourcing Manager
Brillion, WI 
Posted 15 days ago
Job Description

At AriensCo, we build more than exceptional products - we create opportunities that impact careers. Our culture values innovative thinking, hard work and determination. We interact in teams, collaborate together and make decisions quickly.

We see growth potential in every team member, and are committed to supporting our employees with continuous training and advancement opportunities.

Our environment? We're corporate, without being "corporate." Whether you work at our headquarters, manufacturing facilities, or one of our global distribution businesses, you'll always have the freedom to create and contribute. Our company vision is "Passionate People, Astounded Customers." Quite simply: it revolves around people

Speaking of people, you're not just employee #1,762 to us. You're family and your role is invaluable. Without exceptional people, we can't continue to produce the amazing products we're known for around the world.

Ready for the ride of your career? Then come join us. By joining our team, you'll have the opportunity to work in a rewarding workplace with a strong sense of community.

Job Description:

Join Ariens Company as a Strategic Sourcing Manager and take charge of sourcing initiatives for purchased Power Equipment and Assigned Commodities across our Brillion, WI facilities, with occasional support for our Ariens UK location. You'll be pivotal in managing relationships between Ariens and suppliers, ensuring optimal balance between in-house capabilities and outsourced needs, while maintaining cost efficiency.


  • Spearhead the exploration and cultivation of potential new sources, overseeing the quoting process, from initial orders to seamless handoff to materials leaders and planning teams

  • Identify and capitalize on cost reduction opportunities for assigned commodities, including logistical costs, and leverage aggregate purchase volumes across all facilities for maximum cost efficiency

  • Review bid proposals and contracts within budgetary constraints, negotiating favorable terms and warranty provisions with suppliers

  • Evaluate internal production costs to compare against external suppliers for informed decision-making on in-house production versus outsourcing

  • Monitor and communicate supplier performance, utilizing quarterly business reviews and other channels

  • Collaborate closely with internal product teams, facilitating effective communication and support with suppliers

  • Introduce innovative technologies and solutions from both existing and new suppliers to relevant product development teams

  • Develop category strategies, analyze spend opportunities, understand supply environment and optimize service and cost


  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or a related field

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in sourcing, supply chain, or procurement

  • Experience in contract negotiation is preferred

  • Demonstrated track record in cost reduction activities is advantageous.

  • CPM certification is a plus

  • Must be able and willing to travel up to 20%

Join our team and drive strategic sourcing excellence with Ariens Company!

About AriensCo

Since 1933, the AriensCo name has been associated with reliable, durably crafted, high-performance outdoor power equipment. Our core values - Be Honest, Be Fair, Respect the Individual, Keep our Commitments, and Encourage Intellectual Curiosity define our culture and inspire our team. We believe passionate people and astounded customers lead to unstoppable success.

Our employees' quality of life is important to us. When people feel appreciated, respected and supported, careers thrive and ideas come to fruition. AriensCo employees are provided various great benefit opportunities which may include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance effective first day of employment
  • Onsite health clinic with Bellin Health
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
  • Bonus Programs
  • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
  • Flexible spending account (FSA) plan
  • Voluntary wellness programs
  • Employee Product discount program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym discount membership program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety shoes and safety prescription glasses reimbursement
  • Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Cross-training and job rotation opportunities
  • Career paths
  • Ongoing development through the Ariens Academy
  • Kaizen Events - continuous improvement
  • Ability to win products
  • Daycare facility in Brillion, WI
EEO Statement

The concept of diversity is important to us at AriensCo. That's why we've created a culture that is inclusive, accepting and understanding. We embrace diversity among our partners, suppliers and employees. We also strive for diversity in the quality of our ideas. Inclusion and acceptance means that, regardless of who you are, you will always be standing on our welcome mat.

AriensCo is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AriensCo hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Providing our employees with an environment free of discrimination and harassment is something we take very seriously. Embracing diversity enables us to attract the best talent, foster productive teamwork, and expand our business opportunities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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