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Raw Materials Purchasing Manager

Company: Outokumpu
Location: Calvert
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

In Outokumpu we are looking for the most qualified "Raw Materials Purchasing Manager" to be responsible for planning, directing or coordinating the process of buying materials. Facilitate, implement and maintain an operational plan to achieve supply chain management targets while promoting cost savings.

Main accountabilities:

  • Act as a point of contact between the company and suppliers
  • Discover dependable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships
  • Develop procurement strategies that are inventive and cost-effective
  • Negotiate contracts, terms and deadlines with vendors and suppliers
  • Monitor and update relevant departments regarding price fluctuations of goods and vendor pricing
  • Manage an efficient flow of goods to ensure optimum production
  • Maintain organized inventory management and reporting of stock and consumption for supplies
  • Approve or obtain approval of purchase orders to acquire goods along with organizing and confirming delivery of goods and services within the corporate budget limits
  • Work closely with the legal department to ensure contract terms are favorable to the company and any other cross functional partners as needed
  • Prepare procurement reports and periodic updates as needed
  • Controlling the procurement budget and promoting a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Determine Area staffing requirements, and support interviewing, hiring and training of new employees.
  • Direct and coordinate Area budget activities to ensure achievement of budget (OpEx) plan, maximize capital expenditure (CapEx) investments, and increase operating efficiency.
  • Promote Safety culture and ensure all safety, environmental and ergonomic requirements are met.
  • Ensure that team follows company policies and safety standards.
  • Any other activities that may be required or requested to support departmental goals

Job requirements:

  • High School or GED Equivalent required
  • Bachelor's Degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration preferred
  • Three years of procurement management experience preferred
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a dexterity in "reading" the market
  • Contract negotiation and industry networking
  • Experience using supplier or third-party management software tools
  • Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency.
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills
  • Ability to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with co-workers and cross-functional teams
  • Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to foster a positive and motivating work environment, encouraging feedback and innovation
  • English language proficiency required
  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, talk and hear for long periods of time.

This position is based in Calvert, AL. and reports to the Raw Material Procurement Director.

We offer a great compensation package and a motivated team!


Keywords: Outokumpu, Bryan , Raw Materials Purchasing Manager, Other , Calvert, Texas

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