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General Manager AL Open (J#27918)
Education: Bachelors Degree

Title: Sr. Purchasing Manager
Location: Florence, AL
Education: Bachelors degree required
Salary: Neg.
Relocation: Yes
Travel: Some
Manages Others: No


Large and successful company in Alabama is searching for a Sr. Purchasing Manager. The Sr. Purchasing Manager will develop and manage the procurement team, and will oversee the procurement and raw material supply chain function to support the manufacturing facilities. Will act as the lead buyer for fillers & TiO2 in that the position will assist in the development and implementation of the Global and Regional sourcing strategy in conjunction with the Director of Procurement & Global Lead Buyer, and will manage those supplier relationships as related to plant & regional needs.

Work with the Director of Purchasing to create and implement a plan to develop and manage the procurement team, policies and procedures, optimize resources within the department, identify training needs with appropriate training tools and prepare for succession planning.
Will act as the Lead Buyer for Fillers & TiO2 by working in conjunction with the Director of Purchasing and the Global Lead Buyer in developing and implementing the global and regional sourcing strategies for these commodities throughout the company.
Understand specific raw material portfolio, suppliers, markets, and upstream derivatives in order to effectively source and procure materials to support production.
Budget participation.
Will collaborate with and support other Lead Buyers in respect to their portfolios and seek out and capture synergies.
Will prepare and participate in strong negotiations to support local, regional, and global sourcing strategies through conducting market analysis, have good understanding of global, regional and local markets, white papers and translate strategy.


Minimum four year degree in related field
7-10 years of procurement and supply chain experience in a manufacturing setting
5-7 years of management experience
Demonstrated strong negotiation skills
Excellent and effective written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate across multiple levels of the organization as well as externally to suppliers and service providers, including strong interpersonal effectiveness
Proven leadership skills and solution provider
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Understanding of preparing and maintaining budgets
Proven project management skills with effective use of resources and completion and measuring of project success
Ability to work collaboratively and within teams
Demonstrated abilities to identify and capture synergies
Masters degree in related field
Rubber/polymer/chemical/engineering experience
Strong working knowledge of SAP
Compliance training
Microsoft Office with advanced Excel and PowerPoint knowledge
Understanding and experience of RFI, RFP, & RFQ processes
Electronic sourcing and procurement tools Ariba, Zycus, Auctions, E-vents
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