Packaging Factory

Procurement  |  Supply Chain

PURCHASING MANAGER

(CHANDLER, AZ NEAR PHOENIX)

 

OVERVIEW

Global leading manufacturer of engineered materials to power/protect/connect our world. Company develops innovative specialty materials/components that enable technology in a wide array of high-growth markets. Company needs an experienced Purchasing Manager!

 

Manager will drive policy/standards for the operations purchasing function across the corporation in support of multiple business units and is responsible for proper staffing/training/development for the related positions. Will be responsible for developing/implementing strategic supply chain management and related cost reduction initiatives to achieve both long- and short-term cost reduction goals.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directly manage US site Buyers (8-10 Buyers in AZ, IL, CT, DE and RI who are responsible for all direct/indirect commodities and services to keep each of their Sites running efficiently), ensuring timely and cost-effective procurement execution for $200M per annum spend

  • Work closely with Purchasing Manager peers in Europe and China, ensuring global process and system standards are applied

  • Work collaboratively with Commodity Managers globally to define Operational versus Strategic spend. Strategic supplier relationships are managed primarily by Commodity Managers and the Purchasing Manager is responsible are limited to the timely execution of purchases against predefined contracted suppliers. Operational supplier relationships are managed by site Buyers and the Purchasing Manager, who manage all aspects of purchasing these goods and services including bidding, negotiation, contracting and purchase order execution

  • Will identify/implement best Purchasing processes globally including supporting the deployment of SAP globally

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or Engineering

  • 5-10 years’ experience in leading Purchasing/Procurement teams

  • Strong Process Improvement Negotiation skills

  • Proven ability to manage teams remotely

  • Demonstrated history of executing cost-savings initiatives

  • Strong PC, MRP and ERP proficiency (Company currently uses PeopleSoft, but will be implementing SAP S/4Hana later this year

***This role has strong potential to grow into a Sr. Manager role, as it is based at the corporate HQ site, with high exposure to Senior Procurement Leaders and solid performance could lead to higher level leadership roles in the Supply Chain/Procurement space moving forward!