Randstad's client in Grand Prairie, TX has a Direct Hire opportunity for a proven leader to become the Director of Purchasing. This role will ensure purchasing activities are aligned with production needs to properly contribute to the success of the facility. Experience, Skills & Education: Related degree (BS, BBA, etc.). Advanced certifications are a plus10-15 years progressive experience in purchasing and materials management roles.Proven leadership skills in building and managing large teams with a history of world class success.Excellent analytical and negotiation skills are required. salary: $110,000 - $130,000 per yearshift: Firstwork hours: 8 AM - 5 PMeducation: BachelorResponsibilitiesEssential Duties & Responsibilities: Supplier Management-Establish KPIs for suppliers, monitor and evaluate supplier performance, manage contract complianceInventory Management-Establish target inventory, achieve SLA's, stabilize delivery with key suppliersDemand Management-Review forecast with team, and based on sales forecast and inventory targets develop supplier forecast for key suppliers and itemsTeam Management-Establish KPIs, develop reporting and reviews of KPI's, develop standard work and process flow for daily and weekly workPurchase order management-Weekly review of all purchase needs, update system, weekly review of AP issuesStrategic Procurement/Sourcing – Support Supplier Evaluation process for, cost, capacity, quality, overall capability, and risk for all suppliers, support market analyses to facilitate the bid/proposal process, support negotiate prices, contract terms and amendments, support global, national, and local sourcing strategies Skills Purchasing (10 years of experience is preferred) Qualifications Years of experience: 10 yearsExperience level: Experienced Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad.Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.EOEDisclaime For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information.