Manager of Procurement

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Management of the Procurement Analysts and their daily activities in the purchasing life cycle.
  • Manages the vendor selection process including analysis of vendor proposals in conjunction with key stakeholders in the maintenance and finance organizations.
  • Mentors and coaches team members to develop the team cross functionally within the department. Identifies candidates for successor planning and assists in successor planning program.
  • Partners with the Quality Assurance team to ensure proper management of PSA s AVL and all necessary compliance and audit requirements with the FAA.
  • Leads the global corporate procurement strategy for all business units within the organization including: Flight Ops, Ops Planning & Performance, HR and Marketing, Safety, and Maintenance.
  • Maintains industry visibility and engagement to source new partners utilizing innovative and approved techniques to drive cost savings, reliability, and lead times.
  • Utilizes Tableau and advanced data mining techniques to design productivity dashboards, build metrics for team and vendor performance, and utilize information to create action plans for improvement.
  • Negotiates all vendor purchasing agreements, shipping and payment terms, fixed pricing, and approved company contacts.
  • Maintains close relationships with current vendors, tracks issues, and helps to troubleshoot production issues and anticipates and raises potential concerns with vendor reliability, engineering techniques, or production capabilities and makes necessary corrections to mitigate impact to the company.
  • Partner with Finance to complete financial and productivity analysis on vendor contract or contract amendment proposals, to publish and review responses to RFP s and RFQ s
  • Serves as an SME when required for activities related to the implementation and training on the Maintenix implementation project and ensures future ERP system stability and best practices.
  • Manages continuous improvement techniques to create more efficient processes and work streams which drive an increase in cost savings and effectiveness.
  • Engages across the organization at all levels of leadership to prepare purchasing agreements and is prepared to make regular presentations to Senior Leadership up to and including the President.
  • Effectively manage and operate within the approved operating and capital budget, partner with Finance to complete analysis and forecasting to build the annual operating plan.
Competencies and Knowledge:The successful candidate should have demonstrated skills in the following: leadership; approachability; time and performance management; technical expertise; resilient negotiator; experienced buyer and contract manager; strong organizational skills; problem solving; decision making; communication skills (verbal and written); ability to work with minimal supervision in a team environment; ability to interact with all levels of company personnel, vendors and outside regulatory agencies; professional aptitude; ability to manage multiple projects at one time with time sensitive deadlines and adaptability in an aggressive growth environment.
Supervisory Responsibility: This is a supervisory position.

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