Procurement Director


Purchasing and Procurement

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USD180000-195000 per year

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Branch Information

Houston Engineering - (USA) SPACES CityCentre One 800 Town & Country Boulevard TX Houston , TX 77024



Job Description

Procurement Director Overview Directs and oversees the organization's purchasing function. Develops policies and procedures for efficient procurement operations related to direct and indirect spend. Provides leadership and guidance to identify strategic purchasing opportunities and ensure uninterrupted supply of raw materials worldwide. Would typically manage a team of 4-6 direct reports making up an overall organizational responsibility of 15-20 employees. Responsibilities

* Develop and implement a vision and strategy for global direct and indirect procurement functions. Guide development of the strategic plan through collaboration and cross-functional involvement with R&D, Global Business, Manufacturing, Logistics and Planning to ensure common understanding of objectives and focus

* Ensure that procurement is carried out cost competitively, with a focus on reliable supply and quality. Analyze and communicate cost trends, supply chain risk assessments and forecasts within the organization on a timely and effective basis. Identify and drive global cost-savings and risk mitigation opportunities

* Establish and maintain an effective, high-level interface with suppliers that capitalizes on business synergies and the potential for development of strategic opportunities for the future

* Interface with internal stakeholders to assure that procurement activities are aligned with established objectives or other specific, identified, and approved needs

* Use market data including market trends/forecasts, strength/weakness comparisons, competitive analysis, etc., to identify and develop the most effective supply sources, explore synergies, and create a viable strategic/integrated plan to support Afton's LRP

* Lead global team of procurement professionals, establish, and define departmental goals, provide focus, set priorities, and facilitate timely accomplishments of objectives. Provide support, encouragement, and guidance to foster team development

* Identify, develop, and implement process improvements to optimize procurement operations

* May be required to perform other related duties as assigned EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE MINIMUMS:

* BS degree in Chemistry, Engineering or Business Administration

* 20 years of relevant experience in the petrochemical industry

* 10 years of experience in a combination of purchasing and commercial functions

* Experience in global sourcing EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

* MBA or equivalent relevant advanced degree

* 7 or more years management/supervisory experience.