Job Description

Our client is currently seeking a well-qualified Director of Procurement Quality & Logistics to join its Procurement team. The position is based in Des Plaines and will report to the VP of Corporate Procurement.

Position Objective:
Responsible for the overall development, implementation, management and monitoring of Corporate Procurement’s process improvement projects. Manage Corporate Procurement’s, PurchasingNet System, Procurement Card Program/System, supplier Qualification process, Dashboard, Spend Reporting Tools, and Dashboard.

Principal Responsibilities & Key Results Expected:
• Representative and participant on the company’s Corporate Procurement Staff.

• Develop methodology and tools to screen, select, qualify and monitor strategic global suppliers to insure highest quality standards are maintained.
• Develop and implement a supplier scorecard with performance criteria aligned to company-wide business requirements.
• Act as ‘Change Agent’ to lead the integration of the company Procurement Card strategy across all functions and spend categories.
• Develop, enhance, and monitor the company’s PurchasingNet purchasing system. Lead initiative to drive supplier invoicing and settlement to paperless process.
• Assist Vice President of Corporate Procurement in the development and implementation of a digital Dashboard reflecting Sourcing’s key metrics.
• Maximize cash flow benefits through implementation and management of the company standard supplier payment terms, monitor with Total Cost of Quality rigor.
• Develop, implement and maintain corporate reporting tools as needed for spend analyses, financial accruals, project tracking and savings tracking.
• Drive cost out strategies through the introduction and implementation of e-auctions and e-rfq tools.

Qualified Candidate will have the following:
- BS Degree Business or 5 years equivalent experience leading procurement process improvement initiatives. Preferred MBA.
- 5 + years experience: sourcing programs, contracts management, quality improvement and/or negotiation; 3-5 years managerial experience.
- Procure to Pay Process; Contracts Management; e-Sourcing Technology; Proficiency in latest PC technology; Preferred: Six-Sigma Green Belt certified.
- Demonstrated effectiveness in organization and communication skills;
- Demonstrated ability leading multifunctional team environments and to develop, execute and coach in individual and team priorities;
- Ability to apply technical/engineering concepts to practical business problems;
- Ability to develop and implement managerial and leadership concepts and techniques (plan, execute, direct, coach, mentor, evaluate and control);
- Ability to coordinate multiple long and short term projects simultaneously;
- Strong administrative/planning skills;
- Strong mentoring skills.


Des Plaines IL
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