Strategic Procurement Manager

Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Date Posted: 07-21-2016
Job Description
 Strategic Procurement Category Manager is responsible to implement sourcing plans and tactics as directed by procurement management to effectively manage the assigned category sourcing activities. This position is responsible for maximizing supplier performance and supporting MCA & MSE Business lines strategies.
  • Understand strategies for assigned commodities and proactively drive initiatives to meet sourcing objectives
  • Identify and engage global internal stakeholders to capture forecast & requirements.
  • Identify, develop and manage the appropriate number suppliers required to support operations.
  • Identify opportunities and initiate strategic supply agreement with valued supply partners.
  • Lead supplier selection to develop long-term sources of supply which support category strategies.
  • Develop strategy and lead supplier negotiations to improve supply chain performance, lower total costs and mitigate risks.
  • Identify & assess supplier capabilities and make recommendations on supplier acceptability.
  • Lead supplier selection, qualification & development process of new suppliers by working closely with global Quality / HOP teams.
  • Participate in development and implementation of sourcing strategies considering current and future requirements in Product Development, Quality and Manufacturing.
  • Responsible for assigned global category supplier compliance with applicable laws & regulations and Metso policies and guidelines including HSE, Supplier Code of Conduct etc.
  • Collaboratively work with all internal customers to implement strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Preparation of data and analysis (individually or assist the manager with preparation) for contract negotiations and pricing discussion. (e.g., spend analysis, research market and industry conditions, and collect forecast data on volumes).
  • Ensure price list are published and updated in SAP for assigned category materials after approval by reporting managers
  • Prepare & publish bi-weekly / monthly spend Analysis & progress reports to management.
  • Responsible for procurement savings and operational performance for categories assigned
  • Support operational procurement (as needed) in delivery expediting and quality improvement on escalation with suppliers.
  • Continuously improve/optimize the sourcing procedures/processes and support in implementation & ensuring best procurement practices and procedures according to Metso Code of Conduct.
Reports directly to Manager, Strategic Procurement.
Direct Reports: None.
  • Technology Product Manager & Engineering
  • Global Process & Proposal team
  • Global Project Management team
  • Global Project Engineering team
  • Global Buyers / Planners
  • MSEGlobal Procurement Category Team
  • Global HOP Team
  • Global Quality & Supplier Development
  • Suppliers
  • Consultants and other service providers, as appropriate.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, competency and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Minimum of Bachelor degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related field or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum 5-7 years working experience in Global Mining (or) equivalent Industry
  • Good knowledge of SCM category management including cost structure, risk mitigation, market analysis and selecting the right source strategy etc... Understands integrated supply chain and logistic concepts
  • Ability to work with global Metso team and global suppliers
  • English language reading and speaking skills at a professional level. Spanish language competence a benefit.
  • Strong customer focus with ability to balance quality, delivery and price equation.
  • Strong knowledge of the business functions of sales, supply, engineering, finance, human resources, business systems and IT infrastructure.
  • Must maintain valid passport and ability to secure required Visa’s for travel to legally accepted locations globally.
  • Working knowledge of one or more of the following spend categories: Fabrication, Machining, Castings & Forgings, Hydraulics, Bearings, Electrical & Automation, Gearboxes, Plant Utilities
  • Technical background or experience with strong mechanical aptitude including Solid understanding and ability to read technical specifications, drawings and production schedules
  • Good knowledge and understanding of legal, financial and commercial terms
  • Strong communication skills, adequately addressing all internal & external stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge of business tools (SAP ERP, Pool4Tool, Microsoft office products –Outlook, Office, Excel, PPT…)
  • Be a team player and enjoy being part of a dynamic working environment.
  • Enjoys working in a cross-functional and multi-cultural environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read literature and listen to other employees.  
  • Ability to interact / influence multiple functions globally, ability to work in a team atmosphere and in a multi-cultural / multi-language atmosphere.
  • Global mindset - must be able to work across poles to deliver end result
  • Virtual meetings via SKYPE (or other equivalent applications) and working outside of own time zone is expected in this role
  • Strong sense of urgency, personal ownership of position and willing to go beyond job boundaries
  • Embraces change with a strong desire to continuously improve the business process.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/ or move up to 30 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Use of keyboards, telephones, copiers, telefax, visits and movement through shops, and travel experiences
  • Be able to perform up to 50% domestic / international travel with short notice.
Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.
Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,400 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.
Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland, and had net sales of about EUR 2.9 billion in 2015. Metso employs over 12,000 persons in more than 50 countries. Expect results. ,
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