Sr. Director of Purchasing in Irvine, CA at ConsultNet

Date Posted: 10/22/2020

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Sr. Director of Purchasing
Irvine, CA
Direct Hire
Up to $225k year plus bonus
Successful candidate will lead the Supply Chain group, which consists of Purchasing and Supplier Quality. They will be responsible for purchasing for an entire platform. Will identify and forecast needs, negotiate favorable terms, manage costs, challenge the bill of materials in order to propose price and cost reductions, and supervise a team of buyers. Will be responsible for setting a Supply Chain Strategy oriented towards efficiency and responsiveness.
Required Skills:
  • Master's degree and/or professional certification in Supply Chain (highly preferred).
  • Experience in an operations management position.
  • Minimum 10+ years' experience within a similar director/managerial role within the automotive industry.
  • Seven more years of experience purchasing for an entire platform.
  • Global sourcing expertise is highly preferred.
  • Extensive understanding of broad global supply chain competencies including purchasing, capacity planning across the value chain, and supplier quality.
  • Proven ability to lead a team in continually developing professional roles/responsibilities and implementing effective improvements across the department and organization to maximize efficiencies.
  • Proven operational experience and change management in a fast-growing business environment, including a strong track record in meeting expectations and delivering on commitments.
  • Ability to identify and forecast needs, negotiate favorable terms, and actively manage costs/spending.
  • Accomplishments should include a strong understanding of 'should cost,' challenging the bill of materials to propose and recognize price and cost reductions.
  • Ability to set aggressive goals, including recruiting and retaining team members, is required.
  • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable.

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