Role details

Director of Procurement

Putnam   •   USD170,000 - USD200,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Head of Procurement
  • Head of Sourcing

About Our Client

Multisite FMCPG Firm based in Connecticut looking to expand its product line.

Job Description

  • The head of procurement direct and indirect services with create and maintain the strategy and roadmap for the Global Sourcing group. Experience of sourcing various commodities in teh FMCPG market and Asian market a huge advantage.
  • Create the Strategy and Roadmap for the function
  • Develop and lead a first class sourcing team
  • Partner with Head of Global Supply Chain and affiliate leadership to understand strategic priorities, perform market analysis and develop vendor strategies to meet business needs
  • Lead the identification, selection and negotiations with the resulting new vendor portfolio
  • Develop appropriate internal and external KPIs, monitor global industry intelligence, and ensure best practices are implemented across the global materials and contract manufacturing networks
  • Lead time reduction and total cost of ownership saving programs
  • Through effective partnering and communication ensure that both New Product timings and quality requirements are met as well as the requirements of the Global Sourcing Strategy
  • Ensure vendors comply with environmental guidelines
    • Business Planning & Results
    • Brand & Market Focus
    • Leadership & Talent Management
    • Influence, Communication & Presentation
    • Negotiation & Decision Making

    Financial Management

The Successful Applicant

Bachelor's degree; MBA preferred. Minimum of 15 years' of progressively responsible sourcing/vendor management experience with a minimum of 5 years' of management experience.

Must have the following:

  • International experience with Asia
  • Demonstrated project management skills with ability to drive consensus and influence leaders in cross-regional and cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead a high performing team who partners cross-functionally and internationally to drive change and deliver significant value
  • Be a flexible and creative thinker with the ability to define business trade-offs, generate out-of-the-box solutions, manage uncertainty and anticipate the impact of decisions/initiatives
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, executive presence, interpersonal and presentation skills and the proven ability to influence and communicate effectively
  • Superior analytical, financial modeling and problem-solving skills
  • Have outstanding capabilities in team building and leadership, strategic thinking, project management and getting things done
  • Be a superb internal partner while also being a hardnosed but fair negotiator with outside vendors
  • Understand financials and in particular various ways to reduce working capital of materials as well as understanding key material cost drivers
  • Have significant global sourcing experience
  • Understand latest supply chain principles and be an active member of the Supply Chain Leadership Team

What's on Offer

Salary, bonus with a competitive benefits package and arapid career growth.

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