Regional Procurement Manager
Chicago, IL, US
6d ago

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PURPOSE Implement Procurement strategies in close cooperation with Category Managers on a Multi-local level. Manage the operational and tactical procurement of goods and services.

Lead Strategic Sourcing activities for designated sites by competitive bidding process and contract negotiations. Leverage area vendor base to lower TCO identifying aggregated spend benefits opportunities across the region.

Coordinate work within designated geographic area to select and pre-qualify contractor services in compliance with company standards.

Drive the realization of savings, supply efficiency, quality, and process improvements in the region inline with Zone and Global strategies.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Manage the operational and tactical Procurement of goods and services categories in accordance with LafargeHolcim category strategy, as well as applicable policies, procedures and specifications.

Responsible for multiple sites within a region to include plants, terminals, geocycle, or other LafargeHolcim operations.

Influence and drive change with peer group (Plant Managers, Regional General Managers, Operations Leads) for the assigned geography.

Act as the point of contact between country Category Management and operations. Drive the realization of savings, supply efficiency, quality, and process improvements in Country, inline with regional and global strategies.

Identify saving opportunities and initiate individual projects and initiatives at all operational levels. Negotiate in close coordination with Category Management for local volumes, processes, quality levels and prices.

Negotiate regional area purchasing contracts. Manage and develop Buyers and Warehouse staff where required. Identify regional savings opportunities.

Ensure global & local policies and procedures are conveyed to end users in the Procurement of goods and services. Ensure Procurement Compliance and Best Practices (Procurement Policies and Procedures BuyWays) acting as Procurement Lead for Regional Training requirements.

Initiate and support the RFx process locally as defined by category strategy. Align internal decision makers through focused communication.

Approve local purchase orders for supplies, equipment and services within authorized signature limits. Assure compliance with applicable laws, ethical standards, policies and codes of business conduct.

Ensure that own country executes category strategy as required and agreed. Where compliance is an issue, find and eliminate root causes.

Measure performance through KPI’s according to existing templates. Ensure locally generated savings are reported as required, and according to category guidelines.

Track achieved results and ability to present them at Operational and Executive level. RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBS Plant Managers, Regional GMs, Divisional GMs Operational Management (to include Area Managers, RMX / AGG Plant Managers, Plant Production, Maintenance Managers) Country and Zone Category Management


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Education : Bachelor's / University Degree Additional Education Preferred : Master's / Graduate Degree Preferred field of study : Purchasing, Business, or Management Work Experience : 5-

7 years Minimum 5 years in procurement role (category management, sourcing, operations) with exposure to supply chain management, strategic sourcing and optimal procurement processes and standards Travel Requirements : Up to 40% Licenses / Certifications : Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is preferred Computer and Software Skills : Microsoft Office Additional Requirements : Demonstrated performance in working within cross-

functional teams, with requisite drive and energy to ensure that a challenging benefits and capability building agenda is successfully delivered.

Good written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively / convincingly at all levels (including technical and operational) and with all functions at least in English and local language.

Effective time management, planning and organization skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and drive tasks to completion in a fixed time-

frame and in a pressured environment. Ability to work with cross-functional teams and build relationships across multiple functions.

Ability to deal with ambiguities, conflicts and adversarial relationships. Excellent negotiation skills. Proven ability in analysis and interpretation of data.

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