Fluidra North America
San Diego, CA

Sourcing Specialist at Fluidra North America (San Diego, CA)

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Fluidra is seeking a Sourcing Specialist that will join the team at our Carlsbad, CA location. 

 

WHY WORK FOR FLUIDRA?

 

We are a leader in the global pool industry.  Our portfolio includes some of the most trusted brands; we offer our customers an expansive array of products across both the residential and commercial pool and wellness markets; and we have a strong geographical footprint with operations in over 45 countries. With our merger with Zodiac, we now have over 5,500 employees and the combined resources to accelerate innovation in critical areas like energy-efficiency, robotics and the Internet of Things.

We are guided by clear values and come to work every day with a simple and direct mission in mind: To create the perfect pool and wellness experience. By staying focused on this mission, we will create value for all our stakeholders–customers, pool owners, investors and employees.

We own a portfolio of some of the industry’s most recognized and trusted brands, including Jandy®, AstralPool®, Polaris®, Cepex®, Zodiac®, CTX Professional® and Gre®.

WHAT YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE

 

This Sourcing Specialist role will lead sourcing efforts at our Carlsbad business unit and suppliers as assigned by their direct supervisor, the Director of Sourcing, Americas.  The total portfolio managed will be greater than $50 million in spend in the US.  

 

Additionally, you will:

 

  • Lead supplier selection and quoting activities to support new product development
  • Maintain tactical and strategic relationships with existing suppliers for hoses and pump parts Identify, analyze, and prioritize potential Sourcing opportunities for assigned commodities
  • Manage existing suppliers, new supplier selections, cost strategies and supplier negotiations
  • Work with Engineering and Quality to develop and qualify suppliers and/or material changes
  • Develop and gain approval for sourcing category strategies on assigned commodities
  • Work with Legal team to create or amend supplier agreements
  • Work with Purchasing teams and suppliers to resolve delivery issues and approving cost changes for assigned suppliers.
  • Use scorecards to assigned suppliers, evaluate supplier performance, and implement action plans to improve supplier performance where needed.
  • Coordinating with global sourcing teams to share project details and impacts

 

WHAT WE SEEK

 

 

  • Minimum 2 years’ direct sourcing experience and 2 years of other Supply Chain experience
  • Strong negotiations experience and skills a must
  • Experience working with sources of injection molding, metals, and electronics a plus
  •  High-level of proficiency in MS-Office Suite (particularly Excel)
  • Highly analytical with expertise calculating total delivered cost and capacity analyses
  • Successfully work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to work with people across the organization
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), ability to summarize and present to a VP or SVP level audience
  • Oracle experience Preferred 
  • Advanced degree and / or Certified Supply Chain Professional Preferred 
  • Multi-lingual in English/Mandarin/Spanish is a plus Preferred 
  • Experience working with international teams, particularly with Asian and European countries Preferred 

 

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience

 

WHAT WE OFFER

 

An exciting opportunity to dive in and begin your career with a company that offers a competitive total rewards package that includes:

 

       Alternate work week schedule (EVERY OTHER FRIDAY OFF!)

       On-site self-service café / free gourmet coffee stations

       Company sponsored FUN events!

       On-site gym, ping-pong, foosball, outdoor bocce ball court, BBQ & firepit 

 

In the pursuit of product excellence, Fluidra takes its corporate values to heart. We implement these guiding principles in everything we do: passion for success, honesty & trust, customer collaboration, team work, learn and adapt, excellence and Innovation.

 

For a deeper dive into our corporate culture, click here.

 

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What are Fluidra North America Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Our P.A.T.H. program offers employees opportunities to serve their communities and help local non-profits. Some of the organizations we support; The Warrior Foundation, Susan G Komen & Red Cross.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
100% on the first 3% and 50% on the next 2 % with immediate vesting for matched contributions
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Fluidra offers a 9/80 schedule (EVERY OTHER FRIDAY OFF!) and hybrid flexibility.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Happy hours, Summer BBQ's, Trick of treat office event, Bring your child to work day, etc.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Depending on the location we offer PTO ranging from three weeks to Flexible vacation.
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Company Outings
Game Room
Fluidra's game room is decked out with multiple big screens, air hockey, foosball, pool table, ping pong and more!
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Fluidra provides weekly catered lunch on Wednesdays as well as, healthy snack options daily and LOTS of spontaneous meals depending on the fun activities we have on the calendar each month.
Happy Hours
Monthly hosted happy hours onsite at our outdoor lounge/ firepit area.
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
we partner with multiple local gyms that provide a company discount on memberships.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

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