Procurement Manager, Regional Logistics & Packaging

  • Shelton, CT 06484, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

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Job Description

The Procurement Manager, Regional Logistics & Packaging will lead and actively participate to the North America (NAM) strategic sourcing activities of his/ her assigned perimeter of families (as stated below). His/ Her goal will be to achieve significant year-on-year cost and productivity improvements while maintaining or improving product quality and vendor service levels. He/ She will work closely with key stakeholders (both internal and external) in member organizations and in corporate functions to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. In this position, the Procurement Manager, Regional Logistics & Packaging will report directly to the Global Head of Indirect Procurement & NAM.

Assigned perimeter of families within NAM: Packaging materials & co-packing services

Internal Relationships:
- Assigned families Procurement Manager, for regional strategy and sourcing process coordination
- Cross functional teams (Supply Chain, Manufacturing, R&D, Marketing, Quality…)

Out of Group Relationships:
 - External Suppliers for goods and services

Key responsibilities:

As the leader responsible for sourcing effectiveness within assigned families within NAM, the Regional Buyer will have the following specific responsibilities:

·         Develop and implement sourcing strategies for assigned perimeter of families within NAM – The Regional Buyer will identify and prioritize sourcing projects for assigned families. He/ She will lead cross-functional teams in the development of sourcing strategies and execution plans.

·         Monitor assigned families’ supplier performance & risks within NAM – The Regional Buyer will work with suppliers to ensure implementation of sourcing strategy in accordance with guidelines set at Group level. He/ She will directly solve operational issues with suppliers (e.g., quality, delivery and service issues). He/ She will be responsible for holding regular supplier reviews

·         Drive annual productivity improvements in assigned families within NAM – The Regional Buyer will develop, champion, and ensure implementation of ideas that will optimize the Group’s total cost of ownership year-over-year for assigned families according to Group guidelines

·         Uphold internal and external policies, regulations and laws

Success Criteria

The Procurement Manager, Regional Logistics & Packaging will be successful if – 1 year from now:

  • Sourcing strategies for assigned families within NAM (undergoing a sourcing wave) will be defined with clear evidence of savings captured (first savings achieved)
  • Accurate performance data for assigned families within NAM will be actively collected and monitored
  • A common supplier scorecard, including performance metrics and a supporting measurement process, will be in place for assigned families within NAM

The Regional Buyer will be successful if – 3 years from now:

  • Identified savings will have been captured
  • Assigned families within NAM will have a defined and implemented sourcing strategy which achieves best-in-class TCO reductions while maintaining or improving service to the business
  • Purchasing performance internal metrics and supporting data collection processes will be in place, actively monitored, and viewed as credible and accurate
  • A robust order fulfillment process will be in place and actively used
  • Suppliers will be actively managed and developed through the use of a common score-carding process

Key performance indicators

Performance of the Regional Buyer will be measured against a series of key performance indicators (not exhaustive – KPIs and targets to be reviewed yearly in accordance with budget):

  • Spend performance metrics: YoY savings, % of spend under procurement control, Spend / FTEs, Savings / FTEs, Cost avoidance, % price compliant with contract, % standard deviation of price vs. index basket
  • Supplier metrics: # supplier vs. target, Supplier risk
  • Operational performance metrics: On Time Delivery, On Conformity Delivery
  • Transformation metrics: On time implementation of ideas/ initiatives

Qualifications

Minimum Training Level and Experience to hold the job:

• BA required with MBA preferred; other graduate degree potentially acceptable
• Successful, multi-year track record in a procurement organization
• CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) or equivalent desirable
• Must be willing to travel

Work Behaviors /Competencies required for the job:

Technical

  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills – able to construct/execute advanced cost analyses (e.g TCO, NPV; cost-price analyses) simultaneously
  • Good planning/project management skills – able to develop comprehensive workable issue sets in complex situations
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Superior communication skills; strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent English communication, both written and oral

Behavioral

  • Passion for reducing costs – exhibits high energy and the enthusiasm to establish a new approach to sourcing
  • Distinctive leadership – willing to make tough/unpopular decisions, but well respected by internal and external business leaders.
  • Comfortable with conflict – willingness to challenge “conventional” thinking

Additional Information

Training Required to fully cover the job:

  • Internal Purchasing Procedure and Legal
  • Production and Quality Control Knowledge
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • SharePoint

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