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Procurement Manager in Lafayette, IN at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/26/2018

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Job Description

Manufacturing company located in Lafayette is looking for a Procurement Operations Manager for a contract to hire role.

The goal is to achieve the best total cost position for all external expenditures of the plant with the lowest sourcing risks, and best supplier performances.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Supports all relevant Plant Procurement Operations functions
  • Works in closely with Capital and Category Procurement
  • Performance areas: Cost Savings, Supplier performance, challenging of material & service specifications (demand management), procurement organizational efficiency
  • Monitors plant procurement target achievement and initiates counter measures if necessary
  • Communicates supplier issues to Sr. Procurement Operations Manager and Category Management
  • Participates in supplier meetings jointly with Category colleagues if relevant for the Plant
  • Perform supplier negotiations and bidding activities
  • Reports to Business Unit Procurement Operations Manager
  • Works in close conjunction and alignment with Business Unit Procurement Engineers
  • Executes on savings initiatives and initiates counter measures if necessary
  • Coordinates and oversees service and support of central transactions organization for plant location


Bachelor'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

5 years of experience in procurement or purchasing management


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