Procurement Manager

In partnership with our client, a global leader in high-performance specialty alloy-based materials, ResourceTek is seeking Procurement Manager to join their team in Reading, Pennsylvania. This is direct hire opportunity with a top industry leader.

 

The right candidate will have demonstrated experience in spend categories, competency in contract language and negotiation, and strong program/project management skills to develop and execute global sourcing strategies.  Support global procurement strategies.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, implement, and manage sourcing strategies for the organization
  • Analyze supply base, category market conditions, stakeholder requirements, pricing trends, and competitive benchmarking to determine appropriate sourcing strategies
  • Deliver category management services, including strategic sourcing, process improvement, risk management, supplier performance management, and continuous cost and performance improvement
  • Develop and implement cost savings/value creation projects across professional services categories
  • Establish and evaluate performance dashboard/metrics for professional services categories
  • Structure, negotiate, and manage service and supply agreements with suppliers, including complex long-term strategic agreements, short-term transactional agreements and project-based or consulting agreements
  • Support Company’s Technology’s Business Transformation (BTE) initiatives including procurement business process design, gap analysis and change management plan
  • Proactively engage, influence, and collaborate with the Finance, IT, Supply Chain, Marketing, Human Resources, Legal, Quality, R&D and Operations teams to ensure alignment on business objectives and project plans
  • Drive stakeholder engagement within the IT, Professional Services – Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Legal, Travel and Consulting Categories and Transportation and Logistics. (does not need experience in all of these Professional Services, but most of them would be helpful.)
  • Ensure compliance with company purchasing policies and procedures, business code of conduct, ethical practices and adherence to relevant laws and regulations
  • Manage the source to pay process to support business operations across the organization to ensure consistency and best practices are implemented
  • Analyze supply base, category market conditions, stakeholder requirements, pricing trends and competitive benchmarking to determine appropriate sourcing strategy
  • Lead, motivate, and develop employees within Procurement organization
  • Perform all other duties, tasks, and special projects as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain, or related field required
  • 5+ years’ procurement, category management, and strategic sourcing experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement systems, processes, and procedures
  • Demonstrated category management expertise in one or more of the following IT (Cloud, Hosting, SaaS Agreements, Digital, Hardware, Software License Agreements), Professional Services – Finance, Marketing (Creative agencies, Print) Human Resources (Benefits, Contingent Resources, Recruiting Services), Legal, Travel and Consulting (both T&M and Fixed Cost Engagements) Categories
  • Proven excellence in professional services contract language, contract negotiation, contract management, conflict resolution and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated project management and execution skills with ability to manage multiple large complex projects with competing priorities and timelines
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to plan, implement, and execute procurement strategies
  • Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial analysis
  • Ability to quickly analyze data, as well as extrapolate and communicate insights
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills—reading, writing, and listening
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

 

PREFERRED

  • Professional Certification (C.P.M., CPSM) and Industry knowledge preferred
  • Effective collaboration skills and ability to lead cross functional teams
  • Ability to influence stakeholders at mid to senior levels across the organization and develop relationships with strategic suppliers

 

Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including life, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, 401k with company contributions as well as many other options to employees.  Equal Opportunity Employer.