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Procurement Manager-MRO

Davenport, IA 52804

Posted: 02/06/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Supply Chain & Procurement Job Number: 80114

We are seeking a Strategic Procurement Manager to develop and lead the business unit’ s strategic procurement and sourcing initiatives. Defining and implementing robust sourcing in support of the business’ goals.  Lead the implementation of effective commodity based supplier management processes capable of achieving quality, cost, delivery and inventory improvements throughout the strategic supply chain network, in support of the business unit’ s goals.
Key Responsibilities
  • You will lead a multi-functional strategic, commodity based procurement team, set  clear objectives, manage performance, manage performance and develop  skills.
  • Lead strategic procurement assessments including core context reviews,  buy plans, and develop outsourcing strategy as required ensuring total cost of ownership is evaluated.
  • Identifying and implementing LTAs and subcontracts.
  • Develop  a global supply base
  • Apply  SOF principles to build and manage effective supplier management processes.
  • Collaborate with Commodity Sourcing Leaders to implement sourcing strategies for externally procured parts and services.
  • Lead product costing activities and drive cost reduction efforts, including improving TCO and controlling Purchase Price Variances.
  • Develop and implement site and commodity level sourcing plans.
  • Conduct commodity market analysis & supplier profiles for current and emerging commodities and technologies.
  • Understand contractual flowdowns, quality, qualification, technical specifications, and current terms and conditions.
  • Develop negotiation strategic plans to cancel, augment, change or implement new contracts.
  • Participate in supplier qualification process, and lead projects to improve quality, cost and delivery performance issues with suppliers.
  • Understand existing contracts and supplier performance, conduct gaps analysis, and develop recommendations and implementation plans.
  • Work with site procurement organizations to understand future product technology along with embedded component or processing technology implications.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain or related field required
  • 10-15 years’ experience working as a buyer or commodity manager within a technology company (ideally mechanical/aerospace) required
  • 2-5 years’ of managerial experience working in Purchasing or Supply Chain Management


Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA
  • Strategic procurement experience with indirect materials or MRO
  • Experience with small business reporting and audits within a US Government contractor
  • Previous experience of negotiating long term complex supplier agreements
  • Ability to determine the success or failure rate of a business using financial accounting  
  • APICS and/or ISM affiliation desired; certification preferred (CSCP, CPSM); Certification in Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP )

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