Job: Procurement Manager

Title Procurement Manager
Categories Operations and Supply Chain
Location West Metro
Job Information

SkyWater Search Partners is looking for a Procurement Manager for a client of ours in the West Metro. This would be a full time, permanent opportunity with a growing custom engineering and manufacturing company.

Job Description:

  • Appraise, improve and execute our supply chain activities by analyzing the Business Units spending, supplying partnerships and new possibilities.
  • Harmonize the supplier purchasing approaches (VMI and Kanban) to the operational structure and maintaining the performance of the supplier execution of those programs to ensure production continuity.
  • Manage the company’s supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending
  • Analyze and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure
  • Invent negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals
  • Optimize procurement procedures to attain maximum efficiency
  • Work closely with Strategic Sourcing to maximize supply chain performance.
  • Cooperate with stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes
  • Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Estimate risks and apply risk minimizing techniques
  • Discover and partner with trustworthy vendors and suppliers
  • Create Purchase Orders for materials; monitor and track delivery dates of materials and determine quantity and timing of deliveries
  • Address and resolve the disposition of rejected and/or non-conforming parts.
  • Address and resolve invoice discrepancies, shipping variances, packing slip discrepancies, and transaction history discrepancies.
  • Work with Operations, manufacturing leads, vendors, and suppliers to drive the formulation of desired Kanban quantities.
  • Instrumental in providing mentoring skills and support to co-workers on all aspects of procurement under a “Kanban” type environment.
  • Participate in 80/20 and other such teams as required to reduce non-value-added effort, improve overall company performance, and help support the launch of new products.
  • Participate in the development of new sources and implement new product launches as well as minimizing the financial impact of end of life products.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Desired Skills and Experience:

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration or minimum of 8 years of related experience or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Must have understanding of market dynamics, commodity analysis and sound business judgement.
  • Experience in production planning, including product launches, product end-of-life and midstream component changes required.
  • Must be able to negotiate and sustain networking relationships.
  • Must be comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions required.
  • 8+ years proven track record improving spend, maintaining supply chain and improving sourcing processes to align to company growth required.
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required.Strong Excel skills, including VLOOKUP, pivot tables and data mining.
  • Strong organization skills: must be able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize workflow.
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, accurate, and timely.
Job ID# 877
About Skywater Search Partners

Start with your short list.™

Led by a group of seasoned search industry professionals, SkyWater Search Partners brings new focus to a novel concept, “short list search”.  Our purpose is to leave a lasting impression on the clients we serve by providing individuals who will make a measurable difference in their business.  We strive to consistently deliver great results to our clients in a very timely manner.

Our practice areas are led by highly experienced executive recruiters who take great care in fully understanding client requirements and candidate qualifications.

Practice Expertise:

– Accounting and Finance

– Consumer Package Goods (CPG)

– Engineering

– Human Resources (HR)

– Information Technology

– Operations

– Sales and Marketing

– Supply Chain

Founded on long-standing relationships and hundreds of successful placements throughout the Twin Cities business community, SkyWater Search Partners is a proven resource for clients and candidates looking to quickly and confidently explore their “short list” of best choices. Count on us to find the best people – and the best fit.

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