Procurement Operations Manager - BCS Springdale in Springdale, AR at Arconic

Date Posted: 10/8/2018

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Job Description

Arconic is looking for a Business Unit (BU) Plant Procurement Operations Manager to develop and lead the BU Plant Procurement team.  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 BU Procurement Engineering as well as with Global Category Management and Regional Procurement to achieve best procurement results. He/she is directly responsible the BU Plant Procurement targets.
Major Activities:
•       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, 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 
Additional Plant Specific Activity:
  • Manage supplier performance, including OTIF
  • Manage BU spend categories, as assigned


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s/Honor’s degree in Business, Management, Supply Chain, Logistics, Information Technology, Politics/Political Science, Policy, Finance, Accounting, Data Science/Analytics, Marketing Communications, Economics, Mathematics, or Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 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.


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