Job Details: Sr. Strategic Purchasing Manager

Sr. Strategic Purchasing Manager
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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Job Description:

Job Summary

Our client, a Worldwide leader and World Class Automotive Manufacturer of consumer products, is seeking a Senior Strategic Purchasing Manager to lead all efforts with suppliers of Raw Materials and MRO for their San Luis Potosi, Mexico site. This position will manage and provide direction to a Managers, Supervisors and over 10 buyers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and management of certain global/regional commodity strategies designed to leverage collective purchasing power.
  • Maximize synergistic opportunities to optimize supplier performance, reduced total supply costs while meeting our technology expectations throughout the supply chain.
  • Ensure commodity plan deliverables meet designed strategies.
  • Negotiate key supplier contracts.
  • Provide global leadership in the communication, implementation, coordination, and enforcement of commodity strategies.

Key Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Quality
  • Motivating Others
  • Process Management
  • Sizing up people (Indv)

Qualifications & Requirements

  • 10 plus years of experience as a Sr. Strategic Purchasing Manager within a dynamic Automotive manufacturer.
  • Solid experience in Sourcing of new suppliers of Raw Materials and MRO; supplier visits, audits, contingency plans, scorecards, VMI's, JIT, contract negotiations, including price and terms.
  • Experience purchasing raw materials in Asia, Europe, the US, Mexico and Brazil.  
  • Ability to supervise a group over 15 people of mid or senior level purchasing professionals and/or entry level manager.
  • Strong functional and technical skills.
  • Ability to travel over 30% of the time to visit suppliers.
  • Proficient in English - minimum 90%.
  • University Diploma in related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to provide functional leadership.
  • Certified Purchasing Manager by APICS is a big plus.

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