To manage the acquisition of products and services needed to support the requirements of Victaulic's engineering, sales and marketing, manufacturing, distribution and financial functions. We will accomplish this while adhering to the highest standards of fiscal responsibility, ethics and professionalism.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
To always respond to requirements with an appropriate sense of urgency, with customer satisfaction being the primary basis for setting priorities.
To develop meaningful, long-term relationships with a limited number of qualified, reliable suppliers.
To solve problems using a root cause analysis process.
To do what we say we will do or, if circumstances beyond our control keep us from doing so, to provide feedback to those whom we have made commitments.
To operate within the guidelines of company and departmental policies, procedures and instructions.
To always treat both internal and external suppliers and customers with respect, courtesy and attentiveness, preserving and protecting Victaulic Company’s public image.
To conduct negotiations and contracting as if it were our own business, seeking the best overall business value for our efforts.
To continually pursue professional education and to integrate new ideas and concepts into our business practices.
To conduct our business within the department in the spirit of teamwork, cooperation and mutual support.
The Victaulic Sourcing Department is responsible for the acquisition of products and services required by Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, Distribution and Administrative functions of the company. The following information outlines competencies necessary for Victaulic suppliers to adhere to, as well as the Standard Terms and Conditions.
Supplier Code of Conduct - Victaulic’s Supplier Code of Conduct (the “Code”) describes corporate responsibility requirements for our suppliers. Victaulic has a long-standing commitment to conducting its procurement business in an ethical, legal, environmentally and socially responsible manner, and this commitment extends to its diverse and worldwide supply base. We require annual review of the Code by our suppliers with signed confirmation of acceptance.
Certificate of Origin / USMCA Certificate - Victaulic must maintain documentation regarding Country of Origin for all components used in production of our products. As a Victaulic supplier, we request you to submit annual blanket statements on the country of origin for the product Victaulic purchases from your company. Please include the Victaulic part number, product descriptions, country of origin, and tariff classification on the Certificate of Origin, including USMCA certificate where applicable. This will help aid us in providing Country of Origin or USMCA certificates to requesting Customs officials, when exporting to other countries. The Certificate of Origin/USMCA forms must be signed by an officer or authorized person from your company. Should any of the information you supplied to Victaulic change after your sending these documents, it is your responsibility to notify us in writing, within 30 days, of any changes, as we rely on your accuracy and validity when filling out our customs documentation. The same will apply to any new products added during the blanket period. Change notifications should be made to the Victaulic Trade Compliance Department.
Supplier Questionnaire for Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) - CTPAT’s minimum security criteria is fundamentally designed to be the building blocks for foreign manufacturers to institute effective security practices. These measures are designed to optimize supply chain performance and mitigate the risk of loss, theft, and contraband smuggling that could potentially introduce terrorists and implements of terrorism into the global supply chain. The determination and scope of criminal elements targeting world commerce through internal conspiracies require companies, and, foreign manufacturers to elevate their security practices. Victaulic recognizes the complexity of international supply chains, security practices, and endorses the application and implementation of security measures based upon risk. Please review and provide completed questionnaires as requested by our Sourcing team.