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Director of Purchasing

Company: Interplace, Inc.
Location: Gardena
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Requirements:

must have 10 years of international commodity procurement experience
The Director of Purchasing directs, administers, and coordinates a significant portion of the company's overall purchasing spend. This role will lead the activities of two personnel engaged in supply chain management, supplier partnership, development, and guidance, as well as work inter-departmentally to achieve the highest levels of customer service with minimum inventory investment and maximum manufacturing productivity.
Essential Functions- Job Duties: The following duties are essential to performing the role. Qualified individuals must have the ability - with or without reasonable accommodation - to perform the following duties but not limited to:
Strategic Sourcing:
--- Develop and implement a global sourcing plan that maximizes cost savings and offsets supplier risks.
--- Create holistic purchasing SOP programs across the entire company that covers not only raw material transactions but establishes RFP protocols for all major investments and spends, i.e. services.
--- Works closely with suppliers and R&D to ensure that all materials comply with all import/export regulations to prevent government holds.
--- Formulate and execute commodity strategies for major materials.
--- Perform market research on the industries and future prices, conduct quantitative savings analysis and make contracting recommendations.
--- Lead supplier selection and recommendation based on qualitative and quantitative analysis, long and short lists, and RFI an RFP development and analysis.
--- Work closely with business functions and key stakeholders and conduct domestic and international sourcing to gain a lower cost and/or better value proposition from suppliers.
--- Negotiate contracts with the suppliers
--- Develop process of monitoring and acting upon opportunities within the commodities markets.
Supplier Management:
--- Develop Key Performance Indicators and conduct supplier evaluation and negotiation to gain supplier commitment
--- Develop the logistical model for purchasing raw and packaging materials which will provide the overall lowest landed cost
Project Management:
--- Lead cross-functional teams across business functions to identify, develop and implement continuous improvement opportunities and solutions.
--- Execute ongoing purchasing activities within assigned scope, drive the creation and oversee the implementation of communication plans, and develop implementation strategy, responsibility assignments and timeline.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Will directly supervise two Purchasing Managers.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and seven to ten (7-10) years procurement experience with a minimum four (4) years' experience focused on international sourcing, commodities, supplier qualification, negotiations, contracting and contract management in food related manufacturing and supply management. Strong knowledge in the procurement field and import regulations. MBA a plus. APICS/CPIM/CPSM certification strongly preferred.
Other Requirements: Work requires original and independent thinking in handling highly complex issues. Work activities are extremely variable and require interpretation of detailed guidelines, policies, and procedures. In some cases, guidelines may not be available, anticipation of needs and initiatives are important. This position will require regular contacts involving operating matters that involve controversy or significant complexity.
--- Able to achieve cost reduction through strategic use of online bid (or e-sourcing)
--- Able to demonstrate functional expertise in online RFP (Request for Proposal), RFQ (Request for Quotation), RFI (Request for Information)
--- Able to work closely with business functions and key stake holders on new products both from a costing position and a sourcing position
--- Able to analyze markets closely to ensure below or at market pricing and identify supplier differentiations
--- Able to present the business case and commodity strategy to the management
--- Able to demonstrate procurement leadership experience or expertise in related operational fields such as Manufacturing, Logistics, or Technology
--- Able to manage multiple suppliers against cost, quality standard and delivery target
--- Able to determine effectiveness of purchasing staff and make recommendations to increase or decrease headcount requirement

Keywords: Interplace, Inc., Gardena , Director of Purchasing, Executive , Gardena, California

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