Velcro USA Inc., the leading manufacturer of hook and loop fastening systems, is currently seeking a Purchasing Manager. The Purchasing Manager will establish and manage the USA procurement program and team responsible for all elements of commodity management for designated spend categories. This includes a strategic understanding of the supply marketplace, pricing and term negotiations, preparation and analysis of global/regional bid proposals, sourcing, supplier selection, negotiation and communication with supply chain team members across plants and business units of the Velcro Companies.
Essential job functions include:
Leads the procurement organization in the development and implementation of strategic sourcing strategies for new products, equipment and materials.
Manages complex supply chain engineering programs from concept to successful deployment.
Research, analyze, develop and maintain relationships with global suppliers.
Negotiates contract terms, conditions, and pricing in accordance with company policy including required product certifications.
Manage import logistics with suppliers, freight forwarders and internal team members.
Provides the lead interface for procurement in dealing with the Finance Departments of the Velcro Companies for all banking and financial related issues.
Contributes to detailed planning and execution of improvement actions with users and suppliers.
Uses appropriate risk management and audit frameworks to mitigate risks that may have major impact on company operations, finances or intellectual property.
Proactively participates on and leads cross functional sourcing, commodity and spend teams with affiliate Velcro companies in the development of comprehensive strategies. Identify opportunities for process/product improvement and cost savings that contribute to achieving superior results.
Manage strategic internal and external (supplier) business relationships to gain a comprehensive understanding of business requirements.
Identifies metrics, tools, and processes to optimize sourcing and supplier activities and efficiencies and work collaboratively with team members to drive implementation.
Work with diverse team members in engineering, product development, operations, finance, and legal, as well as, diverse cultures and customs.
The successful candidate must have:
Bachelors in Business or related field.
10 years purchasing and supervisory experience with at least 5 years in a manufacturing environment.
Experience sourcing a variety of product lines.
Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong negotiation and presentation skills. International travel as required.
We offer a great work environment, competitive wages, and Flexible Benefits Plans. Options include medical insurance with vision coverage, dental. Life, disability, and flexible spending account. You choose the benefits that best suit your individual needs. In addition, Velcro USA Inc. offers a 401(k) plan, tuition assistance, vacation time, holidays, employee assistance and wellness programs, and an employee referral program. EOE/AA
VELCRO® Brand hook and loop is used for applications ranging from agricultural to industrial cleaning to transportation. For example,...