Global Procurement Manager

Industry: Accounting/Finance

Location: St. Charles, MO

Job#: 105388


Global accountability for the procurement, purchase, and distribution of materials, equipment, and supplies in the organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

  • Searches worldwide to identify new manufactured and raw material opportunities.
  • Coordinates and organizes corporate-wide resources to meet current and future raw material needs.
  • Develops long term raw material sourcing strategies and partners.
  • Develop innovative strategies to remove supply chain cost from raw materials by expanding sourcing opportunities.
  • Develop disaster recovery plan of supplies for all major raw materials.
  • Serves as liaison and partner to Research & Development / Product Development and Supply Chain personnel; establishes close, effective working relationships with key individuals in both functional areas.
  • Develop and maintain short and long term strategies for all Key Material Streams.
  • Create and implement supplier management tools for commodities and freight vendors.
  • Leverage buying capabilities through coordination of purchases and development of partnerships and alliances with key vendors.
  • Insure procurement activities and supplier interactions work within the developed strategies.
  • Develop and maintain key vendor relationships.
  • Provides market information and trend analysis on raw materials and commodities.
  • Has oversight for the process to secure and analyze quotations; negotiates prices and terms with suppliers; and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.Strong analytical and business acumen skills.
  • Knowledge of working in international markets
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including people development, coaching, goal setting, and evaluation.
  • Ability to effectively manage changing priorities and ambiguity while remaining controlled and positive.
  • Ability to lead others by personal example and commitment to company values.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, as well as ability to present and engage audiences.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in a multicultural, multinational environment and mobilize cross-functional high performance teams.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with executive leadership and board of directors.
    • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Exceptional team building skills
    • Ability to effectively collaborate with others to reach mutually agreeable outcomes.

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