Procurement Operations Manager - Hampton/Georgetown/Laval
At Arconic

Date Posted: 6/18/2017

Job Description

Primary Purpose of the Job

  • The Business Unit Plant Procurement lead develops and leads the BU location procurement team for the regionally assigned locations.
  • The overall goal is to achieve the best total cost position for all external spend of the respective Business Unit plant, the lowest sourcing risks, best supplier performances and ensuring highest efficiency and effectiveness of the location procurement team.
  • He/she ensures the optimal collaboration of APP regional/location procurement with APP Procurement Engineering as well as with Global Category Management to achieve best procurement results.
  • He/she is directly responsible the regional/location procurement SRT targets and Stakeholder relationships.

Major activities / Key challenges
  • Responsible for the relevant Plant Procurement Operations function
  • Leads Business Unit Strategic Buyers
  • Works in close conjunction and alignment with Business Unit Procurement Engineers
  • Shares savings targets with Category Management and Procurement Engineering on location specific spend
  • Performance areas: Cost Savings (SRT), Stakeholder requests for support, supplier performance, challenging of material & service specifications (demand management), procurement organizational efficiency
  • Monitors and controls location procurement target achievement and initiates counter measures if necessary
  • Communicates supplier issues to Business Unit Procurement Operations Director and Category Management
  • Participate in supplier meetings jointly with Category Lead if relevant for the Plant

Essential Knowledge & Skills / Education
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in purchasing management
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in operations/manufacturing environment
  • Proven leadership in purchasing management
  • Proven successes in people management and people development skills
  • Technical understanding preferred - Analytical, meticulous, and results driven.
  • Manufacturing and shop floor experience required.
  • Ability to make decisions in team setting.
  • Ability to manage projects, meet deadlines, and communicate timelines/tasks effectively.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.
  • Strong internal and external negotiation skills required.
  • Stakeholder/Customer oriented.
  • Experienced in the use of MS Office suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Financial awareness

Basic Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
•Minimum of 5 years experience in an procurement role.
•Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of Hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
•This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Business, Economics, Supply Chain Management, or Engineering

•MBA in Business, Economics, Supply Chain Management, or Engineering

•Minimum of 3 years experience in industrial/automotive/aerospace/manufacturing

•Minimum 3 years of experience with a manufacturing or shop floor environment

•Project management expertise (PMP)

•Minimum of 3 years’ experience with a engineering procurement function in a major manufacturing organization
•Knowledge of a complex purchasing and procurement organization – including contract negotiation and writing
•Strong business acumen, dedicated to results

Job Snapshot

Employee Type:


Hampton, VA


Job Type:
Purchasing - Procurement


At least 5 year(s)


Date Posted:

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