Procurement Consultant, MRO

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POST DATE 8/29/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Health & Beauty Company Neenah, WI

Neenah, WI
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The Procurement Consultant, MRO is responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of complex goods and services in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. This position works closely with the business units, staff locations, and mill sites regarding the application and integration of procurement philosophies and techniques to meet the needs of internal customer requirements from a category sourcing perspective.

* Fully knowledgeable in the MRO Commodity
* Serve as a thought leader to the rest of the organization for the strategic sourcing of the category
* Be available as a resource for global counterparts
* Provide timely execution of earlier supplier selection into the product development cycle
* Procure assigned services which provide the best overall value
* Develop pricing agreements and systems contracts with suppliers
* Knowledgeable of market conditions for goods/services purchases
* Work in conjunction with business units and suppliers to identify continuous improvement opportunities as services are strategically sourced
* Lead formal supplier performance management reviews, where applicable
* Communication of category strategy and status to senior management to ensure alignment
* Manage through a commodity, service, or inventory crisis

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Develops a thorough strategic plan to drive value for their category based on an understanding of business unit needs, the supply market, spend baseline and evolution, and benchmarking. Effectively document, communicate, and gain buy-in for the strategy
* Research, select, develop, and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the requirements of the category are met with the optimum quality, service, and cost to use
* Ability to successfully reach business objectives through supplier negotiations. Analyzes market and supply dynamics related to supplier proposals to develop a matrix of negotiation scenarios. Engages business leaders to align on acceptable negotiation outcomes. Develops counterarguments, opening positions, and plan for executing negotiations
* Leads the development of risk analyses, assessments, and mitigation plans for their category. Manage our supplier network for assigned commodities to provide sufficient materials and services to meet our highest short-range requirements, protect against temporary supply interruptions, and provide for our long-range growth needs. Develop and execute a plan to quickly and effectively manage a supply interruption
* Interacts with business units to develop, engage, and lead supplier relationships for extracting the greatest value in cost, security of supply, risk management, sustainability, and innovation. Manage the ongoing performance of our suppliers including objective setting and supplier evaluations where warranted
* Comprehend and provide constructive input on legal contract documents related to purchasing terms, conditions, indemnification, intellectual property ownership, etc.
* Knowledgeable about the markets and how they affect price, availability, or supply chain logistics. Will use specific market analysis to predict behavior and supply risks to the organization. Will adjust strategy to minimize effect of market change. May provide market analysis to customers and advice to others within procurement
* Forecast timely price and availability information on assigned commodities for the various consuming businesses and communicate this information to appropriate personnel in the company so it is properly integrated into business strategy and decision-making
* Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, as well as related governmental laws and regulations to ensure purchasing activities are conducted within the parameters of each
* Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results
* Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates, and others who have need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive

The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:

* A Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or related discipline. Continued updating and/or progress toward advanced degree or equivalent in area of technical expertise
* 5+ of experience including mill and staff (Five in procurement preferred)
* Operates with limited business direction
* Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience in procurement of MRO or related commodity