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Director of Procurement

Company: Baxters North America
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Scope of Job:The Director of Procurement directs the procurement and purchasing operations and builds strategies to provide the materials and services to meet organizational requirements for quality, volume, availability, and pricing. This includes evaluating and developing strategic supplier relationships, negotiating contracts, and implementing systems for monitoring performance, assessing risk, and responding to changes in demand or disruptions in the supply chain. This high impact position drives strict and consistent vendor performance through use of scorecard and vendor return cycle management, collaborates with other functions to define current and future inventory requirements and manage inventory levels, designs processes and systems and utilizes technical tools to analyze data and increase responsiveness to material demands, and incorporates auditing processes to ensure procurement and recordkeeping comply with any applicable industry or governmental regulations. This person shall have the ability to transform the operations while meeting immediate business needs at the same time.--Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:Manages the procurement function for Baxters North America.--Develops team of procurement professionals setting clear SMART goals for direct reports and their teams which align with critical short term business goals and individual growth plans.--Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the procurement function and develops budgets, policies, and procedures to support the team's infrastructure.--Skills include contract management and administration, negotiation, operations management, purchasing management, risk management, vendor relationships, strategic sourcing, and working knowledge of ERP systems.--Develops vendor relationships and sets vendor KPIs and goals, using scorecards for accountability and performance tracking.----Education: Bachelor's degree required.--Experience: 10+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the procurement / sourcing function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function.----Competencies: Contracts Management & Administration, Negotiation, Operations Management, Purchasing Management, Risk Management, Vendor Relationships, Strategic Sourcing, ERP Systems, Operations.----Physical Requirements: Requires prolonged sitting and continuous use of computer. May lift, carry, push, or pull objects up to 10 lbs.

Keywords: Baxters North America, Cincinnati , Director of Procurement, Executive , Cincinnati, Ohio

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