Regional Purchasing Manager
Arkema - King of Prussia, PA

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  • Identify strategy relevant for site, region and category – site specific, regional or national
  • Perform supply market research for relevant category and strategy
  • Analyze and execute (after analysis of market, customer requirements, pricing, category etc.) strategy for regional categories
  • Develop and implement cost improvement programs and report savings and other metrics
  • Develop cross functional teams to assist in category strategy and implementation
  • Manage problem resolution
  • Obtain Gatekeepers buy in prior to initiation of category strategy
  • Manage multiple suppliers for long term relationships and continuous value add
  • Develop and execute contracts and manage service level agreements
  • Communicate to stakeholders, customers and project teams on progress, barriers, results, and new opportunities
  • Some travel will be required ( less than thirty-percent)
  • Ensure compliance with purchasing policies and procedures, ethical practices and adherence to relevant laws and regulations. Agree to exceptions when policies or using a contracted policy will not be met.
  • Implement world-class procurement practices and technology including e-sourcing, on-line auctions etc.
  • Meeting audit requirements when conducted by France and completing assigned tasks.
Profile/Education/Experiences/Skills (internet)
  • BS in Engineering (preferred); or BS or BA in Business or Supply Chain or related field
  • Plant (chemical) experience (preferred)
  • SAP knowledge and experience a plus
  • Multiple site management
  • Buyer – personnel management
  • CPM (preferred)
  • Strong negotiation and contract skills, strong Supplier Management Skills
  • Must Be Proficient In Microsoft Office
  • Four Plus Years of Procurement, Strategic Sourcing Or Supply Chain Experience
  • Two plus years in MRO procurement
  • Must Be Able To Adapt To Changing Priorities
  • Excellent Ability To Communicate With Internal Customers And Suppliers

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