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Procurement Manager
rPET

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

At Niagara, we re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.Consider applying here, if you want to:Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.Develop lasting relationships with great people.Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.Procurement Manager
rPETThe Procurement Manager for recycled PET is responsible to lead procurement strategy as well as category and operational management of their designated spend categories to reduce
Total Cost of Ownership , provide supply continuity, and deliver on quality and service expectations. This role will also assist in governance and operational development across the designated procurement area.Essential Functions:Develop a comprehensive understanding of all category influencers and become the business- wide category subject matter expert from both a technical and commercial perspective, across multiple categories and multiple regionsDevelop and execute procurement strategies and plans for the category together with stakeholders that deliver on multi-year category needs and reduce our Total Cost of Ownership and improve availability, quality, service and innovationSeek, support and implement raw material cost reduction opportunitiesDevelop Requests for Information (RFI) with potential vendorsDevelop Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Quotes (RFQ), assess results, document recommendations and communicate results to vendors and internal stakeholdersDevelop fact-based negotiation strategies and conduct negotiations with vendors to achieve the lowest Total Cost of OwnershipCollaborate closely with key stakeholders on supplier selection and service level benchmarks to gain proper alignment on category direction and ensure satisfactionNegotiate commercial agreements with suppliers. Develop and maintain vendor agreements in collaboration with Legal teamOversee implementation activities, assess and mitigate potential risks, evaluate project successes and failures and drive process changes to improve future projectsManage all aspects of category from source to payment and ensure compliance to policy on all sourcing activitiesManage vendor relationships, track performance and communicate vendor performance feedbackAssist in the development and management of departmental budgets and work with Finance team to analyze trends and monitor and address any variances on delivered pricingResearch, track and communicate industry trends, best practices, applicable indices, and competitive offerings to identify opportunities for innovation, competitive advantage and increased profitabilityAssist in the hiring, training, supervising and evaluating of the department personnelAssist in projects that help build the function, department as well as the overall Niagara businessAssist in identification, evaluation, selection and implementation of relevant technologiesSeek, support and implement internal and external process improvement opportunitiesThis position requires up to 25% travelPlease note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:6 Years
Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment6 Years
Experience in Position4 Years
Experience managing people/projects *experience may include a combination of work experience and educationPreferred Qualifications:10+ Years
Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment10+ Years
Experience working in Position6 Years
Experience managing people/projects*experience may include a combination of work experience and educationCompetenciesStrategic Thinking: able to grasp the big picture and think long-term.Recognition of Opportunity: recognizes new opportunities and acts to take advantage of them.Quantitative Analysis: skillful in using quantitative analysis to understand business issues.Assertiveness: able to defend a point of view and to confront others appropriately when necessary; unafraid to take controversial positions and challenge the conventional wisdom or status quo.Comfort with Risk: takes risks when appropriate, isn t afraid to innovate and experiment.Creative Thinking: able to think creatively, generating new ideas and approaches to situations.Organizational Priority: able to make decisions that are in the best interest of the organization, even though they cause individual people distress.Negotiation Skill: skilled in negotiating tactics, effective in utilizing analysis and creative solutions to extract the greatest value for the company.Merit-orientation: judges ideas and people on merit alone, without bias or favoritism.Influence: can influence and persuade other people, even without direct authority.Political Skill: knows how to get things done within the political framework of an organization.Oral Communication: a skillful public speaker, good at presenting ideas and plans in a persuasive manner.Written Communication: a good writer; expresses ideas and positions clearly.Cross Cultural: Able to interact effectively with people of different cultures and backgrounds.Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Excel and Power PointThis position embodies the values of Niagara s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:Lead Like an OwnerManages a safe working environment, accurately documents safety related training, and effectively communicates safety incidentsProvides strategic input and oversight to departmental projectsMakes data driven decisions and develops sustainable solutionsSkilled in reducing costs and managing timelines while prioritizing long run impact over short term winsMakes decisions by putting overall company success first before department/individual successLeads/facilitates discussions to get positive outcomes for the customerMakes strategic decisions which prioritize the needs of the customer over departmental/individual goalsInnovACTContinuously evaluates existing programs and processes, and develops new initiatives to increase efficiency and reduce wasteCreates, monitors, and responds to departmental performance metrics to drive continuous improvementCommunicates a clear vision, organizes resources effectively, and adjusts the strategy as needed when managing changeFind a WayDemonstrates ability to think analytically and synthesize complex informationEffectively delegates technical tasks to subordinatesWorks effectively with departments, vendors, and customers to achieve organizational successIdentifies opportunities for collaboration in strategic waysEmpowered to be GreatMakes hiring decisions primarily based on culture fit and attitude, and secondarily based on technical expertiseEngages in long term talent planningProvides opportunities for the development of all direct reportsUnderstands, identifies, and addresses conflict within own team and between teamsEducationMinimum Required:Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or other Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical related field or equivalent experiencePreferred:Master's Degree in Business Administration or other Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical related field or equivalent experienceCertification/License: Required:
N/APreferred:
N/AForeign Language Required:
None Required,Preferred:
None Required,Typical Compensation RangePay Rate Type: Salary$128,287.00 - $186,016.00 / YearlyBonus Target: 10% AnnualBenefitshttps://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefitsAny employment agency, person or entity that submits a rsum into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's rsum will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit rsum to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit rsum into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.Niagara Plant NameCORP-MAIN

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rPET, Executive , Diamond Bar, California

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