Procurement Operations Manager in Lancaster, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/1/2020

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Position Description:
Arconic is currently in search of a Procurement Operations BU Manager to join our Global Rolled Products (GRP) Operations business unit at our Lancaster Works facility.
At Arconic, our goal is to be the best company in the world! Arconic serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial markets. We bring design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of Arconic’s businesses as a single source solution for our customers.  GRP’s mission is to be the world’s leading aluminum producer with the widest variety of coil, sheet and plate products in the world.
Primary Responsibilities: 
•     The Business Unit Plant Procurement manager develops and leads the BU Plant Procurement team and Store Room Department.
•     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 BU Plant Procurement team.
•     He/she ensures the optimal collaboration of BU Plant Procurement with Global Category Management and Regional Procurement to achieve best procurement results.
•     He/she is directly responsible the BU Plant Procurement targets.
Major Activities/Key Challenges:
•     Responsible for the relevant Plant Procurement Operations function
•     Leads Business Unit Strategic Buyers
•     Shares savings targets with Category Management, Procurement Engineering, on Plant-specific spends
•     i.e. Performance areas: Cost Savings (SRT), Supplier performance, challenging of material & service specifications (demand management), procurement organizational efficiency
•     Monitors and controls BU plant 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  
•     Responsible for local contract management


Basic Qualifications:
•     Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Supply Chain, Logistics, Economics, or Engineering from an accredited Institution
•     5 years of experience in purchasing management
•     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:
•     Proven leadership in purchasing management
•     Technical understanding preferred
•     Strong Decision-making
•     Communication and negotiation skills
•     Financial awareness
•     Customer-oriented
•     People development skills
•     Professional certifications Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is preferred



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