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Savage Companies - Salt Lake City, UT

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Savage is an innovative supply-chain solutions company. We are the leading provider of fully integrated systems, designed and operated to solve unique logistics and materials management challenges for industrial companies throughout North America. Each of us at Savage is committed to integrity and delivering reliable, sustainable services in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. We expect our people to be progressive, relentlessly seeking improvement; experiencing opportunities for personal growth by working for a world-class organization and leader in the industry.Major Purpose: Savage is seeking a Procurement Manager to provide purchasing support to company-wide operations as needed. This position will manage and administer multiple vendor relationships, including some national account programs, perform applicable research in order to recommend best possible products, solutions, and purchasing methods for a variety of categories throughout the company, and will report to the Director of Engineering & Procurement Services.Responsibilities / Job Duties: Identify opportunities to improve products and purchasing methodsProvide value-added purchasing recommendations for a wide array of productsTeach proper maintenance practicesMaintain and help develop strategic supplier relationshipsParticipate heavily in special projects and operation start-upsHelp maintain and organize Savages internal purchasing websiteRequirements/Qualifications: Impeccable IntegrityHonest in dealings with company, employees, vendors, and customersExcellent computer skills (emphasis on Microsoft Excel and Word)Ability to work with and sincerely relate to a wide variety of people and organizationsHigh mechanical aptitudeAbility to analyze data and make sound business decisionsWilling to adapt to changing work demandsMust exhibit a good attitude and be persistent in accomplishing objectives and overcoming obstaclesHardworking and self-starter with the ability to work independentlyTreats team members with fairness and respect (consistent)Sets an example of professionalism and serviceAnticipates problems and has the ability to bring about creative solutionsDemonstrates a sense of ownership for responsibilities, yet is willing to learnIs passionate about the work and success of the company, employees, and customersHas a sense of urgency when dealing with the needs of the company, employees, and customers, has a desire to do the right things for the right reasonsWillingness to participate in an employee based safety program and contribute to a safety cultureEducation/Experience: Bachelor degree required, MBA or equivalent a strong plusSimilar/related work experience a strong plusExperience in applicable industries a strong plusPhysical Requirements: Work is in a professional office environment and some job site visits (site visits are typically industrial in nature and require walking, climbing, and other similar activities)Requires approximately 15-20% regular travel, principally inside North AmericaEEOCDrug Free Work Place

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In 1946, three brothers, Kenneth, Luke and Neal Savage began hauling coal from the mines of central Utah to residents along the Wasatch...