Procurement Operations Manager in Hampton, VA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/16/2020

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Job Description

Arconic, Inc.  is looking for a strong Procurement Operations Manager at our Hampton, VA plant.  The selected candidate will lead the Business Unit (BU) Plant Procurement team and activities on-site.  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.
Key Activities:
•       He/she is directly responsible the BU Plant Procurement targets.
•       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 for the Plant.  


Basic or Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Business, Management, Supply Chain, Logistics, IT, Politics, Policy, Finance, Accounting, Data Science/Analytics, Marketing/Communication, Economics, Mathematics, or Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years’ 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 Requirements:
  • Familiarity with production planning, MRP, and process improvement.
  • Proven leadership in purchasing management
  • Technical understanding preferred
  • Decision-making
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Financial awareness
  • Customer-oriented
  • People development skills


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