Director of Purchasing
A leading global manufacturer in the West Houston area is looking for a Director of Strategic Sourcing for their Americas operations. They are looking for a strong collaborative leader. The Director will plan, propose and implement the overall group purchasing strategies and policies, both direct and indirect, and report to the Operations VP.
This person will manage/hire/build/influence a team of regional/local purchasing, sourcing and category managers, buyers and assistants. The Director will collaborate with the global sourcing team and ensure, on a regional level, that decisions bring the maximum competitive advantages in prices, exclusivity, quality, logistics, innovation, sustainability, contracting, etc.
location: Houston, Texas
job type: Permanent
salary: $150,000 - 175,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 5 Years
-Manage and support regional purchasing and souring managers and category buyers
-Develop strategies and KPI targets that align with their overall global initiatives
-Maintain insight into relevant supplier networks
-Build relations with key suppliers and major accounts
-Optimize and consolidate supplier portfolio and cost
-Collaborate with the global purchasing team as well as, regional/local plant, quality, manufacturing engineering and product development leaders
-Bachelors degree or greater is preferred
-5+ years relevant leadership experience in sourcing in a global company
-Experience communicating with senior executives internally and externally
-Analytical, strategic, and collaborative influencer with a proven methodology for integration
Salary could be 150-175k or more depending on experience. 20% bonus potential (10% target). Plus excellent benefits!
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