• Procurement Manager

    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/14/2018 6:08 PM)
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    IMI Critical Engineering
  • IMI CCI is the world's leading expert in providing engineered valve, actuation, and control solutions that enhance performance and reliability in critical plant applications. Power generation, oil and gas production, petrochemical, and pulp and paper facilities worldwide all rely on IMI CCI’s high integrity control systems for the safety of their operations. With more than forty years of providing critical service applications to clients, IMI CCI has nearly 2200 employees worldwide and revenue of approximately $600 million. This global organization has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico, China, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, the Czech Republic, South Korea, and Japan; sales and services offices in over fifteen countries and representatives in over sixty other countries. The company has grown aggressively over the past fifteen years as a result of both organic and acquisitive (SULZER, BTG, STI, FluidKinetics, ABJ) growth and plans to continue this pattern over the next decade.


    The purchasing manager supervises our buyer agents to oversee vendor selection, order placement, savings tracking, pricing, delivery, forecasting and holding the team accountable for achieving their daily KPI's.  This role requires excellent attention-to-detail, clear and quick thinking, exceptional analytical skills, and a solid understanding of Supply Chain flow for multi-tasking success.  The success of a purchasing manager depends largely on building tools and processes to monitor timely execution of purchase orders.  The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively across platforms, and the confidence/comfort in creating, improving and enforcing the company's related policies and procedures.


    Cost Control

    • Plan and manage company's overall sourcing strategy
    • Negotiate pricing and control costs to achieve yearly purchase price variance objectives (PPV) to align with project spend budgets
    • Execute analysis and make suggestions for improvement of overall sourcing strategy (volume pricing, blanket agreements, SMI)
    • Manage and direct employees involved in the buying, selling or distributions
    • Assist in establishing rhythm for material/operations reviews.  Ensure key operational metrics are implemented and understood
    • Leverage Lean principles, ERP knowledge, and available technologies to improve material flow from supply to fulfillment
    • Keep abreast of marketing trends and industry best practices
    • Negotiate and sign long-term agreements with strategic suppliers

    Lean Materials Management

    • Lead implementation of pull systems, consumption based planning and Kanban initiatives
    • Leverage Lean principles, ERP knowledge, and available technologies to improve material flow from supply to fulfillment.
    • Assist in establishing rhythm for material/operations reviews. Ensure key operational metrics are implemented and understood.
    • Define performance expectations and quality standards for material-related business processes so overall results are quantifiable and predictable.
    • Drive material control metrics around replenishment, forecasting, vendor managed inventory and IFS supply chain planning (MRP).

    Process Improvement Management

    • Facilitate planning and execution of value stream Mapping and future state implementation events across the sites.
    • Coordinate and network with other teams to deliver “Best Practice” solutions to the organization.
    • Develop tools, SOPs, and process maps.
    • Define deliverables, manage project budgets, and communicate vision & status to all stakeholders and business leaders.

    Inventory Management

    • Drive Inventory Turns and Days on Hand towards entitlement.
    • Lead and facilitate the annual physical inventory (PI).
    • Develop and implement standardized toolkits -- incorporating SOP’s for processes & policies. How to effectively use dashboards, trackers & inventory models.
    • Maximize vendor management material. Manage supplier relationships, lead negotiations, and track quality, price, and delivery metrics.
    • Enhance processes and procedures for receiving, stocking, handling, and inventory control to reduce waste and increase throughput.
    • Own weekly inventory forecast.
    • Own planning process for setting Q1F, Q2F, Q3F inventory forecasts.
    • Control and increase inventory turns through collaboration with Purchasing and Manufacturing to reduce Stock and WIP.
    • Establish robust processes to optimize incoming material flow from vendors.
    • Develop stocking strategies to keep our customers fulfilled without overstocking.

    E&O Management

    • Monthly reporting.
    • Identification of parts to reclassify/scrap/sell to IC sites in collaboration with Engineering, Materials Planner, Purchasing, Sales and IC Sites.
    • Development of processes and strategies to use existing E&O and identify/mitigate future risks to stop new E&O from hitting our books.

    Purchase Risk Management

    • Identify and actively engage suppliers and IC sites to minimize the gap between PO arrivals and shop needs.




    * Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business
    * At least 6 years of operations experience in manufacturing environment

    * Comprehensive understanding of supply chain planning, warehouse management and stocking strategies

    * ERP Knowledge (Supply Chain Planning, Purchasing, WIP, MRP)

    * MS Office Proficiency– Excel, PowerPoint, Access

    * Six Sigma Greenbelt

    * Lean background and familiarization

    *Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional team to deliver results

    * Proven problem-solving and analytical skills

    * Strong interpersonal and leadership skills including delegation, troubleshooting, decision-making

    * Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

    * Strong ability to communicate, organize and present ideas

    * High level of personal initiative, intuitiveness and assertiveness

    * Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet assigned deadlines

    * Flexibility to work within a matrix and multicultural environment


    * MBA or Master’s Degree

    * Education, background or experience in Supply Chain Logistics, Inventory Management, Lean or Sales & Operations Planning

    * Six Sigma Black Belt/Master Black Belt

    * Proven leadership and relationship management skills ability to motivate people

    * Warehouse management knowledge


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