Procurement Director

The Director of Procurement manages, plans, organizes, and directs the work of the Corporate Purchasing Department, and has primary responsibility for negotiating contracts for company's key materials, services, and capital equipment. He/she develops, recommends, and implements strategic sourcing initiatives to ensure company provides the required level of service at the least cost. The Director will also manage the Sourcing/Procurement infrastructure (supplier performance and certification process, RFQ Process, in-bound freight, supplier contracts, supplier payment process, purchasing controls).  RESPONSIBILITIES Provide Corporate-Wide Procurement Leadership focused on securing supplies with reliable suppliers evaluated by a formal supplier rating system, at the least cost, at required/high service levels, low Inventory Days of Supply, and continuous improvement initiatives. Develop and maintain a high performance culture in the function that supports continuous improvement in the areas of cost reduction, Inventory Days of Supply, A/P terms, and accountability.  Develop and implement a centralized sourcing/procurement framework, where applicable. Recruit, and develop key talent and appropriately manage under-performers to ensure success of all individuals in the department. Lead (initially) and develop internal resources that support formal supplier evaluations, RFQ process, price/contract negotiation, and supplier selection. Prepare, administer, and manage departmental budget on an annual basis. Provide support to Executive Management by advising of any unusual trends in quality, delivery or costs.  Work with other departments effectively during investigations of quality issues, inventory issues, material handling complaints and process improvements. Drive operational purchasing excellence & execute the company's commodity strategy for assigned materials/components/ products and/or suppliers and ensure full compliance with purchasing reporting, procedures and guidelines Develop, manage and execute a Corporate sourcing strategy that meets the changing business requirements and environment Improve supplier performance and mitigate supply risk via risk assessment and mitigation plan Provide required level of service at the least cost through centralizing resources, where applicable. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations, Business; MBA preferred 8-10 years of relevant Purchasing/Supply Chain experience with 3-5 years of management experience Working knowledge of the functions of plant, distribution, production, procurement, quality, planning processes, inventory management and the ability to collaborate in a fast-paced environment. Experience working in a fast paced, high mix environment Experience sourcing components and/or raw materials (chemicals) in the cosmetic, health care, pharmaceutical or consumer packaged goods Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast paced manufacturing environment with a high degree of emphasis on accountability for customer service levels, inventory management, cost reduction and quality/GMP or IS09001 compliance e Experience with ERP systems and working knowledge of MRP or other planning systems. Ability to communicate effectively as required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong follow-up, follow through, organizational and multi-tasking skills in a fast paced environment. Ability to motivate and develop a team that performs at an increasing level of performance Must have experience with ERP manufacturing systems and working knowledge of MRP. MS Office proficiency, including strong MS Excel analysis skills.   This is a full-time direct hire role offering comprehensive benefits and competitive salary.  
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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