This position is located in Canoga Park, California.
The job responsibilities of the Site Procurement Lead will include:
Assure that all safety guidelines are met within Procurement Department to accomplish site safety goals
Responsible for Canoga Park site purchasing activities including contract negotiation, supplier selection, and supplier development for assigned suppliers
Provide site leadership for the implementation of enterprise and site contracts for raw materials, energy, toll conversions, and manufacturing goods and services
Investigate sourcing opportunities to develop and lead site cost improvement projects; manage MAT costs and cost reduction results at or better than commitments for site; identify and remove barriers to progress
Work closely with corporate contract manager to manage supplier performance for key raw materials. Manage and track Procurement operations metrics in Purchasing Quality Management System (PQMS). Own supplier development programs and manage supplier metrics in PQMS.
Assure that site procurement operations meet internal guidelines, SOX requirements, and external regulatory/legal requirements
Manage procurement aspects of business ISO quality program requirements
Implement corporate and local Procurement policies and procedures
Execute capital procurement activities for critical spares and new equipment to ensure continuity of site manufacturing operations
Administer procurement card program for site and prepare reports as requested by site management
Drive continuous improvement to enhance process efficiencies in Purchasing, share best practices, and leverage spend opportunities with other sites
Lead and develop site Procurement personnel; execute PEP process
Manage Purchasing cost center budget to targets
Foster relationships with key site leaders and users to clearly understand needs and deliver a high level of customer satisfaction from purchasing services.
Participate as an active member of Site Leadership Team (SLT) as primary Procurement representative for the facility.
Evidence of success
Security of supply (no production interruption)
Procurement of required quantity of the right specification items (100% SDP) at overall lowest cost to the agreed service and quality levels (minimize total cost of ownership)
Competitive advantage by buying fit-for-use material at better terms and conditions than our competitors
Compliance with regulatory and ES&H framework
Adequate purchasing info flow
Initiation of and progress made on cost reduction projects
Manage and improve processes
Bachelors or Masters Degree from an accredited college or university is required
Approximately 10% travel is required for this position
Desired Skills, Experience, and Attributes:
Significant management experience is preferred, 7+ years at a minimum
Prefer a strong strategic focus with a minimum of 10+ years experience in Procurement with a background in purchasing raw materials and packaging in support of complex manufacturing operations
Working knowledge of procurement systems, purchasing policies/procedures, and purchasing law is preferred
Professional certifications are a plus (APICS, CPIM, etc.)
Strong understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements
Must have abilities in negotiation, team building, innovation, and change management
Excellent ability to negotiate and close commercial contracts / supply agreements
Flexible in negotiation style as to adapt to different levels or profiles of counterparts in negotiation
Strong persuasive skills
Candidate must exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills, sharp analytical skills, and robust problem solving skills
PC literate; strong familiarity with SAP is preferred, SAP power user is an asset
Self starter, demonstrated ability to take initiative and drive complex projects to closure within deadlines
Internally motivated, capable of setting high standards for self and team
Set example of standards to be attained (professionally, values, behavior)
Strong interpersonal skills
Results oriented, autonomous, tenacious
Have a professional, helpful, assertive and confident manner when dealing at all organizational levels with both internal colleagues and suppliers
Eastman is an equal opportunity/affirmative ac
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Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman) is a global chemical company, which manufactures and sells a portfolio of chemicals, plastics, and...