About   |   Newsletter
Demand & Supply Chain Management Evolution

Job Description

Director of Global Procurement

View: 274

Company: SCM Talent Group
Contract: PERM
Location: Eden Prairie, MN, United States

Position Overview:

Partnering with the CEO, this position is accountable for developing and executing procurement strategies aligned with business needs for a multi-site purchasing organization.  Incumbent will manage existing supplier relationships, communicate regularly with senior leaders, execute joint collaborative initiatives, and participate in supplier contract negotiations.  This position will also ensure MRP implementation and maintenance, contract adherence and monitor procurement performance against established targets.


·       Lead a multi-site procurement organization focused on supply planning, existing vendor management, purchasing, procurement, and inbound logistics

·       Interface directly with senior leadership to assure company objectives are met, including quality, service, reliability, and fulfillment

·       Understand operational considerations. Identify business demand requirements and partner with leadership to support the delivery of annual value improvements and drive competitive advantage

·       Understand long range requirements of the business partners and engage in strategic planning and partnering across the organization to ensure procurement alignment

·       Develop and implement supplier management policies and practices throughout the company that ensure cost, quality and delivery expectations are met.

·       Develop and report on metrics and key performance indicators for procurement process including regular accountability reviews with the CEO

·       Financial and budget responsibility for global procurement including communicating a forecast for areas of responsibility and aligning procurement with the financial plan

·       Oversight of demand and supply planning to ensure optimized load

·       Oversight and management of purchasing

·       Oversight and management of backorder process

·       Optimize the procurement function and processes across all company sites/entities

·       Recruit, hire, & develop staff; evaluate employee performance; recommend or initiate employment status changes for team

·       Foster a cohesive and cooperative relationship between all locations

·       Work with IT to help facilitate system improvements including development, launch and maintenance of company MRP system to support forecasting, demand planning, and inventory management

·       Negotiate contracts, service level agreements, and policies with suppliers and vendors across the network

·       Approve purchase orders for product, supplies and services

·       Make or facilitate changes necessary to maintain an effective ISO compliant quality system


·       Education:

o   Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in Business, Supply Chain, Operations or Engineering

o   APICS  or other related industry certification a plus

o   Master’s degree a plus

·       Experience and Skills:

o   10 years related procurement experience; prior supply chain/operations experience within the medical industry is a plus

o   Minimum 10 years management experience

o   Solid organizational and project management skills required

o   Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

o   Solid working knowledge and proficiency in ERP/MRP systems; knowledge of Great Plains a plus

o   Experience and understanding of Lean Manufacturing

·       Other:

o   Excellent communication, decision-making and organization skills

o   Ability to effectively collaborate, delegate and negotiate

o   Experienced problem solver

o   Ability to effectively handle stress and manage conflict

o   Approximately 30% travel required







More Info / Apply

(external link to recruiter web page)

Purchasing Manager, Sourcing Manager, Procurement, Category Manager, Buyer
    Westchester, United States  -  TEMP  -  Michael Page

Regional Sourcing Manager
    Milwaukee, WI, United States  -  PERM  -  SCM Talent Group

Director, Procurement Engineering Business Partner (Latham, NY)
    Latham, New York, United States  -  PERM  -  Philips

Sr. Manager, Procurement Project Management, NPI
    California - Pleasanton, United States  -  PERM  -  Roche

Procurement Director Bay Area, CA
    Bay Area, CA, United States  -  PERM  -  Teldar Group

Consult the other 3099 positions: click here

           Circular Economy     Industry 4.0     Blockchain 

     Internet of Things     Omni Channel 

Join us on

News & Trends

Last update 6 Feb 2020
Manufacturing growth slows at start of 2020 as exports fall
   Source: Markit US Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United States 

Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Even industries driven by the strictest safety and environmental regulations are capable of reducing their costs. Our solutions improve each phase of the chemical logistics supply chain, to increase your supply chain performance, improve predictability and mitigate potential problems before they arise. B...

Digital transformation in the life sciences supply chain show me the data

The life sciences supply chain starts with a miracle Is there a more challenging industry than life sciences? In a recent Forbes interview on why it’s so hard to bring tech into pharma, Vas Narasimhan, Chief Exe...

Effective Store Management and Stock Control
Creativity and Management of Warehouses and Materials
     New York
Purchasing and Suppliers Management
     New York

Local & Regional Agenda

MADEL: Roadmap to Industry 4.0: Planning & Scheduling in the personal & home care industry

Established in 1977 Madel Spa, is a leading Italian manufacturing company specialized in products for home & personal care. Madel’s mission is the capability to create high-quality and environmentally sustai...

EU businesses say goodbye to UK suppliers as Brexit bites into key relationships

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of EU businesses expect to move their supply chain out of the UK Two-fifths (40%) of UK businesses are looking to replace their EU suppliers 25% of large UK businesses* have spe...

International Agenda