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$85,000 - $95,000 bonus incentives +++
Los Angeles, CA
Seeking an experienced Branch Operations Supervisor to serve as the right hand to the Operations Manager at a major distribution center of a global chemical company.
expertise with leading a large team of drivers and fleet of vehicles is
essential. Our client is a profitable, growing, $10B+ global company that
provides specialty and commodity chemicals that are used in a wide variety of
industries and manufacturing operations. This leadership role includes
responsibility for multiple facilities that provide modern, efficient
blending and packaging services and warehouse distribution operations.
Bachelors or Associates Degree in Management, Transportation, Logistics, or equivalent work experience. 5+ years of experience with Transportation Management; dispatching experience is a plus. Experience with warehouse operations and shipping/receiving logistics, ideally in a chemical manufacturing, batch processing, or blending plant environment. 3-5+ years of Managerial or Supervisory experience with demonstrated capabilities of leading, motivating, mentoring, and developing direct reports. Experience managing warehouse operations, trucking/transportation fleet, shipping/receiving logistics. Highly organized, detail oriented with the ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously. Skilled at multi-tasking, managing multiple priorities, and flexible to frequently changing customer demands. Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as, outside clients and vendors. HazMat and Hazwoper Certifications are a plus Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong computer skills; competency with MS Office suite.
$100,000 - $120,000
Develops, manages, and continuously improves the Global Sourcing Department, monitors the supply market, and leads/participates in Strategic Sourcing projects. Provides category and process expertise to execute sourcing strategies and lead supplier management for defined categories of spend. Manages key sourcing process steps including opportunity assessment, strategy development, total cost of ownership, data analysis, alternate supply, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, and supplier contract execution. Handles full scope of category responsibilities including chemical raw materials as primary focus, with contract manufacturing and indirect spends as the secondary focus.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Creates project plans, implement strategies, and execute plans. Performs sophisticated analyses of market dynamics, forecasts, supply/demand capacity, trends, and issues (both domestically and internationally) · Investigates and analyzes supplier's financial condition, technical competence, facilities, and production techniques to ensure adequate supply sources · Develops contingency plans for assigned commodities and/or strategy suppliers · Develops ongoing negotiation strategies (purchase price, contractual T&C, alternative solutions) and managing against short-and long-term market forces which affect the department · Works closely with Law Department and other corporate entities, as needed, to develop contracts and other documents that protects Troy's interests and limits risk exposure · Develops price control strategies based on total cost and product life cycle. Understands cost structures of materials including impact of underlying material cost driver trends in order to ascertain lowest overall cost sources of supply, domestically and internationally. · Works collaboratively with internal customers such as R&D, QA/QC, Manufacturing, Marketing to identify and exploit cost savings opportunities to lower Troy's total cost of ownership in support of new product development and alternate chemical and manufacturing routes · Builds and maintains supplier relationships assuring an adequate supply base for assigned commodities · Monitors suppliers and assists in ensuring compliance with domestic and/or internal governmental regulations to determine if they are continuing to provide materials and supplies in accordance with company quality standards · Coaches BUYERS and PURCHASING AGENTS in effective purchasing methods, practices, policies, and procedures · Understands financial reports, currency exchange issues, and interprets supplier's balance sheets
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: · BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other technical degree. Graduate degree preferred · Minimum of seven (7) years of related purchasing experience required or experience in related skill field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience · Minimum three (3) years in direct sourcing experience of raw materials and supplies. Specialty chemical experience a plus · Skilled negotiator with a proven track record of delivering results relative to pricing, terms, quality, and service · Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) preferred · Experience in CapEx a plus · Chinese and/or Spanish language skills a plus · Advanced knowledge of Purchasing and planning ERP systems strongly preferred · Progressive experience and leadership in Procurement, Supply Chain, and Materials Management · Proven track record of drafting and negotiating effective supply agreements · Proficient in accounting principles and budgeting practices · Effective analytical, organizational, and communication skills are required · Strong team skills and the ability to act as a key facilitator with operations and suppliers to affect change within the sourcing category · Ability to work in a matrix organization · Proficiency with personal computers and software, including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel and Word)
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Up to 20% travel may be necessary (both domestic and international). Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
$95,000 - $110,000 + Bonus
A Major International Employer seeking a Purchasing Partner to be located at one of their facilities in the Houston area. This Purchasing Partner will have responsibility for a pre-defined geography or category of spend of approximately $100MM within an assigned region for the organization.
individual will also:
Manage the risks associated with important and strategic vendor suppliers including regulatory compliance with regard to policies of procurement and procedures. Grow potential supply markets and provide expertise regarding market knowledge. Assist with the development/implementation of geographical region or category sourcing strategies based on future goals and objectives. Lend support with regard to strategic relationships to include the negotiation process of major agreements/contracts, performance of contracts and delivery of services. Provide procurement representation to other divisions, such as the supply chain division or project teams
BS Chemical Engineering or Business degree preferred
USD $150,000 - $190,000
USA based firm is seeking Managing Director of Asia to be based in Shanghai, China. This is truly a strategic role - will manage the transformation of the sourcing strategy in Asia - long term strategy, thinking beyond China throughout Asia: Currently majority of team members in China with small teams in Taiwan and Mumbai. (Vendor Management Professionals, Supplier Development Engineers and Supplier Quality Engineers).
The client has built a successful track record in China over the past forty years, seeking to grow further. Key role to build their future in Asia, successful leader who can build teams ....grow current team 30% over next 3 - 5 years. Will drive improvements to engineered services and supply chain operations. Work closely with US headquarters to improve value and quality. Product is sold in big box retail in USA but does not require that specific experience - more important to have successful record of managing and improving engineering services and supply chain strategies between Asia and USA.
Experience with Electronic, Mechanical and Electro-mechanical products a big plus. In addition to leadership skills, seek successful track record in development of new sources of supply, vendor management, engineering, quality, and new product development.. Will be responsible for Asia Sourcing, Supplier Development and New Product Development activities in the Asia Pacific Region managing teams in China, India and Taiwan. Will relocate from US or anywhere Asia to Shanghai, China. Send resume to email@example.com.
$75,000 - $85,000
(Near) Sioux City, IA
Our client seeks an individual with the basic experience in Global Sourcing that has interest in becoming the company specialist and eventually into a Supply Chain Manager Position. You will be involved with the analysis and execution of supplier sourcing process and purchasing functions for the company with strong emphasis on Global expansion.
This is not a huge company however they are well established with current manufacturing operations here in the US and Canada. They have moved into some international purchase of components; and are looking to consider other global opportunities. This is a very visible position within the company and you must be able to work with engineering team and customers in your decision making process.
In general you will be involved with: · Global sourcing of new suppliers for new and existing products; including attending off Road Equipment, Heavy Truck & Trailer trade shows, associations for networking and trade magazines. · Work with Product Engineering on selection and development of suppliers for new products and outside services including PPAP requirements and review. · Manage process for Supplier Approval, Evaluation and Re-Evaluation including risk analysis, supplier performance, supplier quality and supplier development. · Maintains documentation of policies & procedures regarding sourcing, supplier evaluation and re-evaluation, purchasing and inventory planning. · Review OEM and Product Line forecasts and supply chain planning to prevent stock outs and disruptions. · Negotiates vendor pricing/agreements and maintains key vendor relationships. · Reviews inventory stock to identify slow and overstock items and then develops action plans to reduce inventory. · Issues purchase orders and send copy to supplier. Confers with suppliers/vendors and expedites late deliveries and/or shortages and back-up to buyers. · Participates in continuous improvement programs including but not limited to kaizen events as the supply chain management representative..
Desired Skills · BS degree or equivalent field experience of 5 years or more of supply chain management with at least 2 years working in global. CPIM or equivalent is highly sought. · Valid passport and be willing to travel internationally multiple times per year. (30% level travel) · Demonstrated Decision-Making and Strong Problem analysis; Initiative Team Work; Strong communication and interpersonal skills. · Results driven and project management skills that ensure goals are met on time; ability to maintain a positive attitude under pressure. · Ability to interpret MRP reports; understand PPAP process; and a strong foundation of freight forwarding, duty and customs regulations. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
$65,000 - $75,000
Des Moines, IA
This client is a highly recognized and well established OEM moving from the tactical approach to strategic program and offers good career growth, competitive salaries as well as a very favorable working environment. This client is in the process of adding a Strategic Sourcing Team Member/Buyer to be focused on the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) incorporating customer needs, organizational goals, and market conditions. If you have interest and past experience in acquiring the best product or service at the best value; addressing all levers for saving; and base decisions on fact based analysis and market intelligence as part of a continuous process; this may be the position for you.
To Qualify · You must be able to demonstrate previous experience and success in your track record with skill, practices and activities as follow: · Assessment of a company's current spending (what is bought, where, at what prices?) and the assessment of the supply market (who offers what?). · Be able to present a formal "total cost analyses" (how much does it cost to provide those goods or services?) from suitable suppliers. · Develop sourcing strategies (where to purchase, considering demand and supply situations, while minimizing risk and costs). · Demonstrate previous negotiation with suppliers; use of tool or processes utilized. (Products, service levels, prices, geographical coverage, Payment Terms, etc.), and how you base decisions on facts. Understanding of contracts and new supply structure; tracking results and continually restarting assessments. · Risk with outsourcing a business practice to another company which may also be incorporated into a sourcing strategy for services. · Formal Education - 4 year degree is highly desired. Send resume to email@example.com.
(Shipbuilding/Marine Construction Projects)
$80,000 - $120,000 + Benefits, Bonus, relocation (if needed), travel allowance, and options
is an innovative supply-chain
solutions company. The job is in Portland Oregon, but you can live in
Salt Lake City, UT or Houston, TX or they will move you to Portland. You will
provide project cost accounting, financial reporting, and organizational
support to the onsite Project Team. This will entail working closely with the
Sr. Project manager, Project Manager, Marine Expert, subcontractors, and the
general contractor. Provide project control support as directed by the
Project Manager and Business Manager.
timely and accurate processing of all purchase orders and invoices
Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
$70,000 - $80,000
Madison, WI (20 miles from Madison)
$75,000 - $85,000
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Materials or Mechanical Engineering required. Minimum of 3 years experience in a Supplier Quality Engineering role with demonstrated success in supplier qualification, development and certification. Experience in a Supplier Quality Engineering role with demonstrated success in supplier qualification, development and certification. Familiarity with statistical techniques/SPC/Graphing. ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Engineer highly desirable. Proficient in problem solving. Proficient in the use of electronic systems and software (MS Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, Minitab, etc.). Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Working knowledge of measuring equipment (CMM). Able to make independent decisions without supervisory assistance. Able to travel globally as required, up to 25%. Send resume to email@example.com.
$55,000 - $60,000
Planner for a manufacturing plant with 300 employees which manufacturers
electrical power circuit protection devices. This is an international firm
which is a leader in its field. The position reports to the Materials Manager
who in turn reports to the Plant Manager. A BS/BA degree from an accredited
institution is required along with 5+ years of purchasing experience in both,
direct (OEM) and indirect (Maintenance). OEM commodity experience must
include easily counted discrete objects and not chemicals and other liquids,
powder, granules, etc. Must have strong ERP system experience, preferably
SAP. Must have experience managing supplier relationships and negotiations.
The Buyer will locate, qualify and manage suppliers to provide the highest
quality product at the lowest cost with the highest
$90,000 - $100,000 + 15% bonus
You will be the primary plant contact with corporate supply chain personnel for this bulk chemicals plant.
Identifies and resolves potential supply conflicts. Coordinates rail, truck and barge loading and shipping with corporate supply chain personnel and product managers. Maintains good relationships with truck, rail and barge service providers to optimize service and efficiencies. Monitors in-bound rail cars to maximize movement of daily production. Quickly identifies any potential disruptions. Oversees on-site car repair contractor. Analyzes recurring repairs for improvements. Manages shipping supervisor and shipping technicians in the operating area. Identifies opportunities for improvement in all shipping processes and implement solutions. Champions all safety programs and follows all safety policies. Works with operations personnel on all shipping initiatives. Maintains good relationship with customers and vendors through routine communication. Position Scope/Contribution: Incumbent is responsible for managing the efficient and safe movement and storage of multiple products generated in a chemical manufacturing facility through various entities including rail, truck and barge.
BS degree preferred. Associate's degree 7+ years' experience in bulk chemical
shipping via rail/truck/barge. Proficient computer skills in a Microsoft
Windows IT environment.
$70,000 - $90,000
Fort Wayne, IN
Agriculture Industry client searching for a Commodity Purchasing Manager for their Indiana location. A successful candidate will be able to communicate daily with local farmers, elevators, brokers, and dealers for purchasing of grain and non-grain ingredients.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, or a related field preferred
ingredients in storage with Feed Manager
This position may require some overnight travel. Employer offers competitive Salary with a possible Bonus. Employer is looking to Hire Immediately! Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Strategic Planning and Optimization)
NZD $90,000 - $105,000
North Island, New Zealand
Live the lifestyle - love the challenge – move to New Zealand!
Positioned as a market leader amongst the country's largest FMCG product manufacturers, our client is a successful international company which continues to consolidate its position. With significant growth to their business, they are seeking a Senior Planner/Manager to take a strategic view on their operation. As a leader you will provide effective direction in this challenging environment, through well developed IBM planning (optimize resource availability) and best practice solution, while ensuring plans and policies are adhered.
This is a change management role; developing the team, communicating the vision, and coordinating and facilitating input from Sales, Forecasting, Supply Chain Planning and Production to achieve optimal outcomes. The position also has responsibility for the impact of production on working capital and inventory levels in NZ and Australia.
The successful candidate will come from Logistics/Accounting or Business qualification with planning or supply chain management experience. Your success will be because you have a production planning, distribution and/or inventory background and SAP/APO expertise. This is not a maintenance role, thus experience in the development and implantation of systems is expected. In addition, the possession of exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, leadership experience and the presence to influence and question decision-makers and drive change is paramount.
This is a professional role in a thriving business, where your role will make an impact. Therefore this role will appeal to a Senior Planning Manager familiar with highly reactive and fast moving manufacturing (ideally FMCG) environments.
This role is offering a competitive remuneration and the opportunity to make a difference and medical, income protection and disability allowance and kiwisaver. We are willing to consider candidates from Australia, UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, and New Zealand. Send resume to Kathleen Porter at email@example.com.
$95,000 – $105,000
Windsor, Ontario Canada
Automotive / Motor Vehicles Industry
$80,000 - $100,000 + bonus
PROMINENT & GLOBAL F-200 EM VEHICLE CORPORATION
Components for this Position: Specifically, HYDRAULIC & PNEUMATIC CYLINDERS strongly preferred, or secondarily, other very similar Hydraulic Components. Reports to: North American Commodity Manager in a very nice Western Chicago Suburbs (Can live in the Chicago suburbs. Outstanding complete package!! Relocation package available, if applicable.
Description: The Senior Buyer
will be responsible for the NAFTA
purchasing budget for Hydraulic and Pneumatic Cylinders while supporting
global Cylinder requirements as needed. Responsible for tactical and
strategic activities involved with the purchase of critical production parts
within the Cylinder Cluster. Support product launch initiatives while
developing and implementing cost reduction and sourcing strategies, leading
to improved quality, technology and timely delivery performance.
Position duties: Lead supplier evaluation, selection, and sourcing for Cylinders for the company's manufacturing operations in North America. Negotiates piece price, R&D, and tooling for total cost containment during development and after supplier selection. Manages on-time tooling kick-offs and ISIR (Initial Sample Inspection Report) approvals. Researches industry trends, performs commodity market analysis, and presents strategic recommendations. Development of new (BCC) suppliers.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree required - Engineering, Supply Chain or Business preferred. Minimum of 6 years of combined experience within engineering, purchasing or supply chain. As part of the experience being required, applicants must also have the following: Experience in analyzing, selecting, approving and auditing suppliers for different product platforms within a multi-plant agricultural and construction equipment manufacturing environment based upon supplier capability relative to testing, designing, supporting, quality and manufacturing. Experience with the manufacturing functions and sourcing of highly-engineered components. Experience developing and implementing commodity strategies. Strong negotiation background with knowledge of corporate purchasing practices and strategies that bring about closures of long-term agreements reflecting positive, future financial results for the company. Ability to incorporate co-design agreements, S.O.W. (statement of works), warranty agreements, etc into the sourcing process and supplier selection. Proven experience in mitigating supplier delivery, cost, and relationship issues with positive outcome for the company. Experience in Quality Review process, including ISIR (Initial Sample Inspection Report), PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) and APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning).
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree preferred. Previous hydraulics purchasing experience. CPSM/CPIM certification. Strong knowledge of Corporate purchasing practices and negotiation strategies. Product cost management. Experience with cost controls & reduction (VA/VE). Knowledge of ERP/MRPII systems. Good analytical thinker and problem solving skills. Strong knowledge of raw material analysis and tracking systems. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
$160,000 - $170,000
Director of Logistics will be responsible for the implementation and execution of global logistics strategies,
concepts and targets to build best-in-class logistics in the market.
$70,000 - $75,000
Houston Area, TX,
Position is with a national petrochemical company and is open due to promotion of incumbent to Regional Transportation Manager. Excellent situation for a bright trucking professional with five plus years of trucking experience. Will supervise two dispatchers. Operations consist of 60 trucks, 20 of which are company-owned and 40 are leased. Will be hauling both crude and finished products. Territory consists of mainly Gulf south for the crude but finished products will mostly wind up in the PA/OH area. Well managed company, drivers are furnished with professional-looking uniforms. Trucks are well-maintained. A high school or GED education is required. Must be able to maintain a work atmosphere that represents company well in the workplace. This position is also subject to a bonus. A pick-up truck is provided (Silvarado class). Location is in the Houston, TX area. Relocation assistance is provided. Send resume to email@example.com.
$95,000 - $110,000
We are assisting a major International Employer seeking a Purchasing Partner to be located at one of their facilities in the Houston area. This Purchasing Partner will have responsibility for a predefined geography or category of spend of approximately $100MM within an assigned region for the organization. This individual will also:
Grow potential supply markets and provide expertise regarding market
Assist with the development/implementation of geographical region or category
sourcing strategies based on future goals and objectives
Lend support with regard to strategic relationships to include the
negotiation process of major agreements/contracts, performance of contracts
and delivery of services
- Provide procurement representation to other divisions, such as the supply chain division or project teams
BS Chemical Engineering or Business degree preferred
Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
$70,000 - $90,000
-Experience in Animal Nutrition preference of Pet Food Ingredients, however, Required Experience is NOT limited to Animal Nutrition Industry!
-Experience with Purchasing of Ingredients and/or Packaging in a Food Company –
with Inventory, Budgeting, and Expenditure Records -Knowledge of
Manufacturing Process and Quality Systems and Regulations -Experience with
Sales and Marketing of specialty products -Ability to Develop and Create
Relationships with New Customers -Excellent Communication and Organizational
Skills -Excellent Computer and Computer Application Skills
of this position include purchasing of ingredients, accurate inventory for
each facility, managing the manufacturing process, create and implement
purchasing and marketing strategies. Qualified individual will have food
technology processing, quality systems, and/or food science background.
Send resume to email@example.com.
SENIOR BUYERS, HYDRAULICS (3), With Growth Potential
$80,000 - $100,000 +bonus
Chicago (Nice Suburb), IL
PROMINENT & GLOBAL F-200 OEM VEHICLE CORPORATION
Components for this Position (Any one or more): 1) Hydraulic Valves, Pneumatics, Brakes, Miscellaneous Mechanical Components 2) Cylinders 3) Pumps and Motors. Reports to: NA Commodity Manager Location: Very Nice Western Chicago Suburbs (Can live in the Chicago suburbs, city, or where the suburbs meet the country. Outstanding complete package!! Relocation package available, if applicable. Desire Top Talent Candidates For Future Growth Potential Long Term Global Client,
KEY POINTS: Strategic view of the sourcing process. A good understanding of supplier management, leveraging new opportunities, and benchmarking - Leverage the competition for cost reductions and quality delivery - Drive technical cost reduction initiatives, how to work with a supplier, etc. - Create one's own opportunities and to really understand there is a great deal of analysis that goes into the decisions we make.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Manages the purchase of complex assemblies and components such as directional valves, manifolds and other mechanical components for NAFTA while supporting global hydraulic requirements as needed. Responsible for tactical and strategic activities involved with the purchase of critical production parts within the Hydraulic Cluster. Support product launch initiatives while developing and implementing cost reduction and sourcing strategies, leading to improved quality, technology and timely delivery performance.
DIMENSIONS: Current spend is approximately $75M across responsible clusters in NA. This can fluctuate due to make vs. buy decisions, new sourcing, resourcing, and volume driven activities associated with this desk. Desk is comprised of multiple commodity codes covering several suppliers to support new launch, current production, and resource opportunities.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead supplier evaluation, selection, and sourcing for valves, brakes, accumulators, and other mechanical components for the company's manufacturing operations in North America. Negotiates piece price, R&D, and tooling for total cost containment during development and after supplier selection. Manages on-time tooling kick-offs and ISIR (Initial Sample Inspection Report) approvals. Researches industry trends, performs commodity market analysis, and presents strategic recommendations.
POSITION SPECIFICATIONS: Applicant will regularly communicate with engineering, product development, various plant personnel, and supply base through face to face meetings, emails, conference calls, etc and present business case to management for approval as needed. All communication will require the ability to problem solve with collaborative approaches, negotiate internally and externally within the company for results needed, deal with stressful situations, and strive for long-lasting relationships.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree required. Engineering degree preferred (i.e., BSME, BSMET, BSIE, BS-AgE, or BS-MfgE). Will also consider Supply Chain Management or Operations Management degree/s. Minimum of about 8 years of experience within engineering, purchasing, and/or supply chain. Experience in analyzing, selecting, approving and auditing suppliers for different product platforms within a multi-plant heavy equipment manufacturing environment based upon supplier capability relative to testing, designing, supporting, quality and manufacturing. Experience developing and implementing commodity strategies. Strong negotiating background with knowledge of corporate purchasing practices and strategies that bring about closure of long-term agreements reflecting positive, future financial results for the company. Proven experience in mitigating supplier delivery, cost, and relationship issues with positive outcome for the company.
PREFERRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE: MBA/Masters Degree preferred. Lean Sigma experience (green or black belt) preferred and/or CPM/CPSM/CPIM/CSCP certification/s. Strong knowledge of Corporate purchasing practices and negotiation strategies. Product cost management a plus. Experience with cost controls & reduction (VA/VE). Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of ERP/MRPII systems preferred. Good analytical thinker and problem solving skills. Able to think outside the box. Strong knowledge of raw material analysis and tracking systems. Experience with the manufacturing functions and sourcing of highly-engineered components. Ability to incorporate co-design agreements, S.O.W. (statement of works), warranty agreements, etc, into the sourcing process and supplier selection. Experience in Quality Review process, including ISIR (Initial Sample Inspection Report), PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) and APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning). VISA Sponsorship not available. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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