Our client is a food manufacturing company based in Los Angeles County. MUST be able to commit to on-site requirement and come from a food distribution/manufacturing background. MUST also have experience in managing fruit, flour, sugar, eggs, and shortenings as commodities. Overview: As the Procurement Director, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of the procurement process within our organization. This includes sourcing suppliers, negotiating contracts, managing vendor relationships, and ensuring that procurement activities align with the company's goals and objectives. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, extensive experience in procurement, and a proven track record of driving cost savings and efficiency improvements. Responsibilities: Develop Procurement Strategies: Develop and implement procurement strategies that support the company's objectives while minimizing costs and maximizing value. Supplier Management: Identify and evaluate potential suppliers, negotiate contracts, and establish strong relationships with key vendors. Cost Management: Monitor and analyze procurement costs, identify opportunities for cost savings, and implement cost-saving initiatives. Contract Negotiation: Lead contract negotiations with suppliers to ensure favorable terms and conditions for the company. Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks associated with procurement activities, including supply chain disruptions and vendor performance issues. Compliance: Ensure that all procurement activities comply with relevant laws, regulations, and company policies. Team Leadership: Lead and mentor a team of procurement professionals, providing guidance and support to ensure the successful execution of procurement initiatives. Performance Measurement: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of procurement processes, and regularly report on performance to senior management. Continuous Improvement: Drive continuous improvement initiatives to streamline procurement processes, increase efficiency, and enhance overall effectiveness. Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain management, or a related field. Master's degree or professional certification (e.g., CSCP, CPSM) is required. Experience: Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in procurement, with at least 3-5 years in a leadership role. Experience in strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, and supplier management is essential. Industry Knowledge: Strong understanding of procurement best practices, market trends, and industry dynamics within the relevant sector. Analytical Skills: Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex data and make sound business decisions. Communication Skills: Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with internal stakeholders and negotiate with external suppliers. Leadership Abilities: Proven leadership abilities, with the capacity to inspire and motivate a team towards achieving common goals. Strategic Thinking: Ability to think strategically and develop innovative procurement strategies that drive business value. Adaptability: Flexibility to adapt to changing business needs and priorities in a fast-paced environment. Ethical Standards: Commitment to upholding high ethical standards and promoting integrity in all procurement activities. Additional Information: This position reports directly to the VP of Procurement. $145,000-170,000 annual salary
US$145000 - US$170000 per annum
Vice President of Procurement
Our client is a food manufacturing company based in Los Angeles County. MUST be able to commit to on-site requirement and come from a food distribution/manufacturing background. MUST also have experience in managing fruit, flour, sugar, eggs, and shortenings as commodities. Overview: As the Vice President of Procurement, you will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the procurement function of our organization. You will oversee all aspects of procurement, including sourcing, supplier management, contract negotiation, and cost optimization. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in procurement leadership roles, a proven track record of driving operational excellence, and the ability to develop and execute procurement strategies that support the company's goals and objectives. Responsibilities: Strategic Planning: Develop and implement strategic procurement plans and initiatives that align with the company's overall objectives and drive cost savings, efficiency, and innovation. Supplier Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers, negotiate contracts, and monitor vendor performance to ensure compliance with service level agreements and quality standards. Cost Optimization: Identify opportunities for cost reduction and process improvement within the procurement function, and lead initiatives to optimize procurement spend while maintaining quality and service levels. Risk Management: Assess and mitigate risks associated with procurement activities, including supply chain disruptions, supplier financial stability, and geopolitical factors. Compliance and Governance: Ensure that procurement processes and practices comply with relevant laws, regulations, and company policies, and implement governance mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance. Team Leadership: Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to the procurement team, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement. Performance Measurement: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of procurement operations, and regularly monitor and report on performance to senior management. Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with other departments, including finance, operations, and supply chain, to align procurement activities with overall business objectives and drive cross-functional initiatives. Market Intelligence: Stay informed about market trends, industry developments, and emerging technologies in procurement and supply chain management, and leverage this knowledge to drive innovation and competitive advantage. Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain management, finance, or a related field. Master's degree or professional certification (e.g., CSCP, CPSM, CIPS) is preferred but not required. Experience: Minimum of 10-12 years of progressive experience in procurement, with at least 5-7 years in senior leadership roles. Experience in a multinational or global organization is highly desirable. Leadership Skills: Strong leadership and management abilities, with a track record of building high-performing teams, fostering a culture of excellence, and driving results. Strategic Thinking: Proven ability to think strategically and develop innovative procurement strategies that support business objectives and drive competitive advantage. Analytical Skills: Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex data, identify trends and insights, and make data-driven decisions. Communication Skills: Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with internal stakeholders, external partners, and senior executives. Negotiation Skills: Strong negotiation skills and experience in negotiating complex contracts and agreements with suppliers and vendors. Change Management: Demonstrated ability to lead organizational change initiatives, drive process improvements, and adapt to evolving business requirements and market dynamics. Ethical Standards: Commitment to upholding high ethical standards and promoting integrity in all procurement activities. Additional Information: This position reports directly to the Chief Operations Officer (COO). Travel may be required occasionally to visit suppliers, attend industry conferences, or meet with global team members. $195,000-215,000 annual salary
US$140001 - US$215000 per annum
Global Indirect Category Manager (m/f/d)
Title: Join Our Team as a Global Procurement Indirect Category Manager (IT, Prof Servs & CAPEX) in Germany (m/f/d). Introductory Paragraph: DSJ Global is currently seeking an experienced and highly skilled Global Procurement Indirect Category Manager to join our team. Responsibilities: - Develop procurement strategies for IT, Professional Services, and Capital Expenditures categories - Implement cost-saving initiatives while maintaining high-quality standards - Conduct market research to identify potential suppliers/vendors that align with the company's goals - Build strong relationships with key stakeholders across all levels of the organisation Qualifications: To qualify for this position you must have: Education/Experience : -A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience -Minimum 7 years' relevant work experience within indirect category management including spend analysis; strategic sourcing; contract negotiation ; supplier relationship management. -Knowledgeable on industry trends specifically focused around Cloud technology services , Software licenses contracts ,Consultancy engagements , Hardware infrastructure deployments etc . Skills : -Proven ability to manage complex negotiations at senior stakeholder level . -Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal . -Self-motivated individual who takes initiative -Demonstrated critical thinking abilities At DSJ global we foster diversity among individuals which allows us not only reflect but also understand different cultures.Our goal has always been building trust by being transparent,collaborative,and inclusive.We are looking forward receiving applications from everyone irrespective of their gender,race,color,nationality,religion or beliefs so long they meet our basic qualifications above mentioned. If you want take your career further as part of a dynamic team then apply now!
Strategic Sourcing Manager Benelux - Direct Procurement
Introduction: We are seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join our client's team as a Regional Strategic Sourcing Manager in Utrecht, Netherlands! Our client is a leading Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device provider based in the Netherlands, and they are actively looking for strategic sourcing experts to join their team! Key Responsibilities: * Develop and implement regional sourcing strategies for direct materials * Manage supplier relationships and negotiate contracts * Collaborate cross-functionally with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment on business objectives Qualifications: To be considered for this role, you must possess the following qualifications: * Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required; MBA preferred * 5+ years' experience managing strategic sourcing initiatives within medical device industry * Strong negotiation skills * Experience sourcing within direct categories, preferably from medical device industry Skills: In addition to these qualifications my client requires strong interpersonal communication abilities along with excellent organizational capabilities. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate expertise in using technology tools like Microsoft Office suite (Excel/PowerPoint), ERP systems such SAP etc., e-sourcing platforms like Ariba/Coupa etc., while being able to analyze data effectively which can lead towards actionable insights. Interested? please apply directly on the advert with your CV!
Senior Procurement Specialist
Job Description: A world-renowned consulting firm that is advancing the future of technology in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, is looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill their remote Direct Senior Procurement Specialist role in McLean, VA. You will be apart of an expanding team and tasked with the ability to provide procurement support, including pre-and post-award procurement requirements within the direct purchasing team. If you're interested in growing with one of the most successful and respected consulting firms in the world, please explore the responsibilities and qualifications below. Direct Senior Procurement Specialist Responsibilities: Research and negotiate major organizational contracts and procurements. Apply advanced consulting and extensive technical expertise and full industry knowledge. Work without considerable direction and mentor and supervise team members. Develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Direct Senior Procurement Specialist Must Have Requirements: REQUIRED: Only looking for Government Contracting background Willing to work East Coast hours (EST) Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, or Related. 7+ years of experience with strategic procurement and contract negotiations. 7+ years of experience with procurements in support of government defense contracting, while complying with DFAR and FAR flow downs. 7+ years of experience with cradle to grave procurement life cycle. 7+ years of experience with US DoD Prime Contracts. If you're interested in this position, then please don't wait to apply for this incredible opportunity.
Global Category Manager IT
I am currently working with a global leader in the chemical and materials industry to develop a project procurement team in Europe. This company have over 12,000 employees globally and are going through an exciting period of growth and expansion. With sustainability development at their core, this company has ambitious goals for the future and now is an excellent time to join them and be a part of their growth. Key Responsibilities: Drive strategic negotiations with an assertive, ambitious personality This role involved a high level of responsibility and offers great scope for creativity Creating, developing and maintaining global sourcing strategies, driving continuous improvement across the group Collaborate with internal IT customers as well as the IS/IT department. You will be leading cross-functional projects targeted at developing standards and practices as well as cost savings. Key Qualifications: Several years professional strategic procurement experience in IT (hardware, software, services, telecoms or technology), ideally on a global level Strong stakeholder management skills (both internal and external and external) to insure internal alignment and overall group improvement Exceptional market knowledge of IT Excellent negotiation and communication skills, professional fluency in English. Dutch is beneficial but not essential Benefits: A hybrid work model, with some office presence in Belgium (multiple site options) The opportunity to develop in a greenfield role, in an international setting Exposure to a challenging and diverse work environment along with the opportunity to travel
Job Title: Category Manager Locations: Switzerland, Germany (M/F/D), Italy or Slovakia Our client is an industry-leading company at the forefront of energy transition and circular economy solutions. With extensive experience in building and maintaining plants, they are seeking a talented individual to join their team as Category Manager. Job Description Leadership of allocated procurement Category (Steel Casting) Supports & deputies for Head of Category Management Represents GSP-OPU in Category Councils and with Suppliers Develops purchasing strategy for allocated procurement lots Proactive management of procurement Categories & execution of project orders Drives effectiveness and efficiency of operational procurement tasks Communicates effectively with cross functional peers relating to Category Management activities Ensures effectiveness and efficiency through adherence to company processes Supports the department in achieving objectives Qualifications Demonstrated procurement experience in both technical and commercial aspects within an international setting Preferably possess an engineering or oil and gas background Strong interpersonal skills Ability to motivate and lead peers Experience in project management Thorough understanding of market trends and products Capable of mentoring and training junior procurement professionals Effective communication skills across all levels Advocates for internal and external collaboration in line with company values Skills: Proficient in various working methodologies Advanced negotiation abilities Familiarity with Category Management & Supplier Development processes Competent in Sourcing, Bidding, and Category Management Proficient in SAP (SRM & MM) and MS-Office (Excel, Powerpoint) Knowledgeable about eProcurement solutions Employee benefits package including: 13 months salary Financial rewards for work anniversaries Flexible working hours with the possibility of two days of remote work per week Additional leave days, including bonuses for personal milestones Travel allowance Modern office infrastructure Free coffee Recreation allowance Multisport card Contribution to the third pillar of the pension scheme Support for professional development and career growth in a supportive team environment If you're interested in working for one of the worlds leading companies, apply now!