Site Procurement Lead - Canoga Park, CA
Eastman Chemical Company 64 reviews - Canoga Park, CA

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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

Key Competencies


Decision making

Build relationships

Customer focus

Manage and improve processes

Results orientation


Required Education:
Bachelors or Masters Degree from an accredited college or university is required

Required Travel:
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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Supply Chain

Primary Location

CA-Canoga Park



Education Level

Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Unposting Date


About this company
64 reviews
Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman) is a global chemical company, which manufactures and sells a portfolio of chemicals, plastics, and...