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Procurement Operations Manager

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Davenport, IA

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Davenport, IA

Job Type:

Purchasing - Procurement


At least 5 year(s)

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Job Description Primary Purpose of the Job

The Business Unit (BU) Plant Procurement lead develops and leads the BU Plant Procurement team.

The overall goal is to achieve the best total cost position for all external spend of the respective Business Unit plant, the lowest sourcing risks, best supplier performances and ensuring highest efficiency and effectiveness of the BU Plant Procurement team.

Ensures the optimal collaboration of BU Plant Procurement with BU Procurement Engineering as well as with Global Category Management and Regional Procurement to achieve best procurement results. Directly responsible for the BU Plant Procurement Key Performance Metrics and Savings Reduction Targets

Major Activities/Key challenges

Responsible for the relevant Plant Procurement Operations function

Leads Business Unit Strategic Buyers

Works in close conjunction and alignment with Business Unit Procurement Engineers

Shares savings targets with Category Management, Technical/Procurement Engineering, on Plant-specific spends

i.e. Performance areas: Cost Savings (SRT), Supplier performance, challenging of material & service specifications (demand management), procurement organizational efficiency

Monitors and controls BU plant financial target achievements and initiates counter measures if necessary

Communicates supplier issues to Business Unit Procurement Operations Director and Category Management

Participate in supplier meetings jointly with Category Lead if relevant for the Plant

Additional Plant Specfic Activity:

Supports Plant Operations - acts as key point liaison to the broader procurement organization

Attends Plant Meeting(s) and acts as business partner to guide location on procurement initiative and responds to the needs of the plant

Drives Spend Reduction Targets (SRT) at the plant and helps to lead the savings initiatives at assigned location by working with plant leadership and individuals that are accountable or supportive to cost reduction initiatives.

Drives accountability of supplier performance at the location and also supports the plants compliance and audits/database (ASAT) activity relative to procurement]


Basic Qualifications

Minimum of 5 years' previous work experience in purchasing/procurement management.

Bachelor's degree in Economics, Supply Chain, Business Administration/Management, or Engineering from an accredited institution.

Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong communication and negotiation skills.

Financial awareness.

Proven experience leading cost-savings projects (pricing and lean manufacturing/TPM).


Leadership and Development of others, self-starting.

2 years' experience working with international suppliers.

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