PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Procurement Manager is responsible for buying the best quality equipment, goods and services at the most competitive prices. Ensures the company has materials, goods and services necessary for effective operations and to satisfy customer needs.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages the tactical execution of short- and long-term objectives through the coordination of activities with a direct responsibility for results, including costs, methods, and staffing.
Provides leadership, coaching and development plans for all direct reports to maintain an engaged and productive workforce; partnering with Human Resources on employee matters.
Reviews and approves purchases up to a specified dollar amount.
Negotiates pricing and stocking levels with vendors up to a predetermined amount.
Develops and establishes policies and procedures for procurement activities.
Researches vendor products/services with respect to pricing, quality and quantity.
Interacts with internal departments and external customers; particularly in problem resolution. Acts as an advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems. Responsible for hiring, coaching and counseling employees, including performance reviews, disciplinary action and terminations.
Sources goods and services at minimum cost, drives business efficiencies, negotiates contracts and pricing, resolves quality or service issues, and meets company goals for cost savings, purchase price variance, and compliance.
Identifies and leads cost saving opportunities in the area of plant purchased goods and execute programs to achieve such opportunities. This includes initiating projects with other Fresenius plants where common materials are purchased. Identifies and leads Procurement Department and planning productivity improvement projects.
Manages obsolescence issues, ensures alternatives and options are thoroughly investigated and closed in a timely manner to assure continuity of supply.
Provide technical guidance.
Assist with various projects as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned.
Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Regularly required to use hands to fingers; reach with hands and arms.
- Frequently required to sit.
- Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
- Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- May be responsible for the direct supervision of various levels of procurement staff.