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Strategic Procurement Manager

Davenport, IA 52804

Posted: 01/28/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Supply Chain & Procurement Job Number: 79979
 
Description

 

We are  seeking a Strategic Procurement Manager to develop and lead the business unit’ s strategic procurement and sourcing initiatives. You will lead the implementation of effective commodity based supplier management processes throughout the strategic supply chain network, in support of the business unit’ s goals.This position is located in Davenport, Iowa.

 
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.

Expected 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 such as  agricultural/automotive/aerospace  required.
  • 2-5 years’ of managerial experience working in Purchasing or Supply Chain Management.
  • Must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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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