Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products;
the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries;
and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Guardian is an innovation driven company offering tremendous career growth opportunities through our signature culture of Market Based Management (MBM).
For more information, visit guardian.com.
We are seeking a Regional Director of Procurement, Europe , in our Operational Procurement group. This person will be responsible for business analysis, coordinating procurement execution across the European region, advancing the Market Based Management (MBM) Culture and developing the regional team to support a $3.
0 billion Global Procurement organization.
Key responsibilities :
Be recognized as a leader within Guardian though the application of MBM
Lead talent development to create scalability by maximizing the comparative advantage of the team members
Provide regional leadership of procurement activities : program launches, projects execution, spend management and scheduling
Apply critical economic thinking to identify gaps and opportunities across the region and sites versus business objectives and What Good Looks Like
Drive procurement actions to close gaps, mitigate risk and meet customer expectations for the region and sites
Create an environment where employee’s daily actions emphasize Safety First and adherence to Compliance and Financial Policies
Demonstrate the Skills and Knowledge to establish and manage timelines, project priorities, and handle multiple / concurrent projects
Partner with Business and Site Leadership to create superior value and meet financial expectations inclusive of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Foster a collaborative environment with Strategic Sourcing and Center of Excellence teams to leverage knowledge and analytics across Guardian and Koch
Bachelor’s degree or higher
A minimum of 5-7 years of supervisory experience in any of the following areas : Procurement and / or Operations Management Financial Analysis, Consolidation and Reporting Technical experience (engineering, six-
sigma, program management)
Advanced experience with Microsoft O365 core suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote, Teams, etc.)
Knowledge and experience in the areas of Contract Excellence (Legal and Commercial)
Float Glass and Automotive Manufacturing experience
Project management skills
Experience with eSourcing and ERP systems
International experience with multi-national business and teams