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Director of Procurement - Non Metals

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Company: Teldar Group
Contract: PERM
Location: Midwest, United States

Opportunity Highlights
The company is seeking a candidate with a strong Strategic Sourcing background to assume the Director of Purchasing for Non-Metals position available at their Corporate HQ.  The right candidate will have the required market insight into the cost drivers of the rubber industry, a background with sourcing globally, relevant commodity experience, and the intangibles to grow into a leadership role within the group.


Company Information
Our client is a global manufacturer for the industrial and automotive industries.  The company sells its products directly to automotive and industrial original equipment manufacturers through a network of 150,000 distributors, jobbers and dealers worldwide.

- Provide direction to accomplish strategic sourcing alternatives, vendor selection, price negotiation and supplier performance measurements to meet the needs of the organization.
- Develop effective sourcing alternatives for new products including development of low-cost country suppliers.
- Track raw materials trends and plan effectively to protect profitability of operations.
- Lead continuous improvement efforts for material cost and sourcing activities.
- Implement effective systems and processes to provide value throughout the supply chain and support lean manufacturing initiatives.
- Build and develop a capable purchasing team to manage suppliers globally and support manufacturing and distribution activities in all regions.
- Identify and develop a robust supply base to provide materials with competitive cost and quality for all locations and support for geographic expansions.
- Work closely with manufacturing and technical management to provide best-value solutions for raw materials and outsourced products.

Essential Qualifications/Requirements
- International sourcing experience required. Experience with sourcing in non-U.S. locations especially Asia, Europe or Mexico.
- Prior experience managing a corporate purchasing department
- Outstanding negotiation and leadership skills and previous experience with one or more of the following commodities: EPDM, HNBR, SBR, NBR, carbon black, glass cord, hose wire, polymers, monomers and yarn.
- Change Agent; brings focus, purpose and agility to motivate others to adapt quickly to changing business needs.
- Proven ability to raise the performance bar – create, promote and sustain a high performance culture that reinforces accountability.
- Takes the initiative to look for and take advantage of opportunities and willing to take independent actions and calculated risks.
- Strong team player; proactively able to step in to support other team members as needed and share knowledge to allow cross training of all functions, builds collaborative relationships.
- Works well under pressure, effectively handles conflict and demonstrates flexibility in work style to accommodate changing priorities and fixed deadlines.
- Track record of sourcing success for new products and development of new suppliers.
- Successful implementation of lean supply chain concepts.
- Demonstrates an understanding of the broader organization, and how their role and/or function fit into the strategic plan and overall direction of the company.
- Creates alignment so everyone within organization understands the strategy and how their contribution furthers organizational success.
- Decisions reinforce the business plan and strategy by building a disciplined, consistent approach with measurements of success.
- Demonstrated ability to pull together management reporting, interpret data and provide meaningful information to both a financial and non-financial audience.
- Self-motivated, capable of seeking quality solutions and continuously focusing on process improvements, while keeping the needs of the business in the forefront.

Desired Qualifications
- BS/BA Degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Business with at least 12 years of experience in roles with progressive growth in a multinational organization.
- Experience with enterprise ERP systems – Oracle preferred.
- Prefer CPM or APICS certification.


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