Manager, Procurement
Michelman
Windhof, Luxembourg
vor 5 Tg.

Primary Responsibilities

Manage and lead the day-to-day of procurement responsibilities by supporting operations, finance and technology. This includes raw materials, capital and Indirect spends

Maintain system integrity in the ERP system, ensure procurement policy, guidelines and any associated documents are in place and updated when required.

Create and implement regional procurement strategies that are innovative, cost-effective, sustainable, and incorporate the growing complexities and challenges within industry aligning to global procurement strategies.

Lead transformational activities to build procurement organizational capabilities and improve procurement efficiency

Implement cross-functional cost savings; support new product development; supply assurance and quality improvements by sourcing, selecting, and partnering with suppliers through robust category strategies

Create and review opportunities on alternative materials and or suppliers to meet the business unit objectives in procurement activities and deliver best values and business savings

Study and analyze market / industry trend of raw material / feedstock related movement and keeping abreast of the changing environment and keep stakeholder updated.

Develop strong partnership with suppliers as well as the business.

Understand market situation, business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times

Develop commodity management for critical commodity

Contribute and communicate the impact on Procurement activities to business / stakeholders when situation arise like market change and potential effects on supply.

Recommend solutions without compromising quality or service while optimizing cost.

Develop and implement strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels

Collaborating with our technology to understand our company needs as well as work with our existing / new suppliers to determine company strategic alignment.

Sourcing and engaging reliable suppliers and vendors.

Build and nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for company and identify long term strategic suppliers.

Perform all procurement and contracting activities including pre-qualification, tender management, negotiation, and preparation of contracts.

Performing risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements

Analysis of supply markets to identify potential suppliers and keep abreast of changing industry trends

Periodic review and audit system integrity of supplier’s info in the system, JDE such as supplier lead-time, purchasing pricing and supplier basic data like safety stock, MOQ and order multiple.

Maintain and update documentation such as ISO procedure, supplier audit report, when necessary.

Review repeated / critical supplier corrective action and develop annual supplier audit plan where applicable.

Periodical review and monitor the vendor performance i.e. quality and delivery performance, supplier approved record and supplier qualification.

Critical Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strategic thinker with strong problem-solving

Ability to work in a fast-paced, matrix-based environment with multiple priorities

Must have the ability to make decisions even in critical situations and under time pressure

Proven ability to think independently and handle projects through to completion

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong external focus with a growth mindset

Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment

High levels of self-motivation, initiative, and interpersonal skills

Experienced in :

Strategic thinker with strong problem-solving

Ability to work in a fast-paced, matrix-based environment with multiple priorities

Must have the ability to make decisions even in critical situations and under time pressure

Proven ability to think independently and handle projects through to completion

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong external focus with a growth mindset

Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment

High levels of self-motivation, initiative, and interpersonal skills

Experienced in :

Negotiation and Contract development

Supplier Analysis

Industry Analysis / Competitive Analysis

Supplier Relationship Management

Category Strategy Development

Commodity Management

Negotiation and Contract development

Supplier Analysis

Industry Analysis / Competitive Analysis

Supplier Relationship Management

Category Strategy Development

Commodity Management

Passion, self-motivation, take initiative, and good interpersonal skill

Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills

Ability to interface with suppliers and promote best interests of Michelman

Ability to interact with all levels of the organization

Dynamic cross-functional interaction and highly effective project management, leadership skills, change management

Build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers

Possess strong business acumen

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain or Business-related discipline

7 or more years’ experience in sourcing raw materials for the Chemical industry with notable progression of responsibilities

Proven track record of launching new growth programs and delivering results

Other

Experience in chemical manufacturing or chemical sourcing preferred

Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, or Continuous Improvement Experience

Willingness to travel domestically up to 25% of the time with the potential of 1 international trip per year

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