Director of Purchasing
Company: Interplace, Inc.
Posted on: June 24, 2022
must have 10 years of international commodity procurement
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
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:
--- 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,
--- Works closely with suppliers and R&D to ensure that all
materials comply with all import/export regulations to prevent
--- Formulate and execute commodity strategies for major
--- Perform market research on the industries and future prices,
conduct quantitative savings analysis and make contracting
--- 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.
--- 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
--- 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
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
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
--- Able to work closely with business functions and key stake
holders on new products both from a costing position and a sourcing
--- 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
--- 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
Keywords: Interplace, Inc., Gardena , Director of Purchasing, Professions , Gardena, California
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