Bilingual (Spanish) Procurement Director – Americas – Wayne, NJ or Boston – #1285

1285 – Bilingual Procurement Director Americas – Wayne, NJ or Boston

Our client is an international innovation driven packaging company with over 20 plants across 5 countries. In order to accommodate the growth of the organization, a number of functions are being reorganized. A new position of Procurement Director Americas is being created to reinforce the Procurement team and create synergies within the region (mostly USA and Mexico).

The main responsibilities will be:

· Definition and implementation of the procurement strategy for the region, in agreement with the Procurement Director Group located in France

· Gather market intelligence to identify market trends

· Optimize processes and techniques to improve procurement efficiency

· Be in charge of direct negotiations for certain strategic products

· Oversee the optimization of procurement by auditing suppliers

· Follow qualitative and quantitative KPIs in accordance with the Group practices

· Ensure contracts are enforced and will intervene and decide in case of litigation

· Manage a team of two buyers, each specialized in one family of products

· Manage the procurement budget (scope is $10M) and report to the headquarters about it

· Facilitate the communication across the different business units in order to improve the integration of suppliers and purchases

· Define and execute specific procurement projects: implement a new IT system

· Be an expert who can assist with quotes and commercial presentations and can bring technical expertise to explain certain specificities of the Group in the area of quality, cost, unique product features etc

The profile will be:

· Education: Engineering University degree + Procurement / purchasing training (through a business degree or other special classes)

· 5 to 10 years’ experience in procurement, supply chain

· Knowledge of the packaging industry

· Knowledge of regulations and compliance related matters

· Ability to work in a matrix environment

· Excellent interpersonal communication

· Bilingual English and Spanish

· Ability to travel 30-40% (and up to 50%)


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