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Procurement Manager

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Pleasanton, CA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Mar 07, 2019
Job ID
Large,well established manufacturer that treats it's employees like family has an immediate need for a Procurement Manager who has a strong background in manufacturing, procurement, and logistics.

The Material Procurement and Freight Manager leads a team of buyers and support roles within the Supply Chain group. Through delegation, coaching, and cross functional influencing, the Procurement Manager ensures all materials, services and supplies are available as required by Production.

The Procurement Manager identifies and leads  key supply chain initiatives and proactively resolves supply chain issues. 

Manage purchasing team and delegate assignments for existing and new projects
Identify, evaluate, select and integrate new suppliers and technologies
Perform analysis as required to improve operational efficiency in the Supply Chain 
Manage supplier relationships and be point of contact for escalation for any supplier 
Interface with Buyers, Engineers and Quality Assurance to ensure Production material is stocked as required
Develop commodity roadmaps that align business requirements with industry and supplier capability
Ensure the continuous improvement of supplier quality, service, and total cost in support of business needs
Negotiate pricing, vendor agreements, contracts, and other legal documents
Develop and foster a customer service oriented, collaborative, and responsive environment within the Supply Chain group
Oversee inbound freight and logistics

BA/BS or equivalent work experience
3-5 years progressive leadership experience
5+ years experience in a purchasing or supply chain role
Strong problem-solving skills, organization skills, and attention to detail
Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong knowledge of manufacturing and supply chain processes