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Procurement Manager

Company: Arconic
Location: Visalia
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Job Description:

Arconic is currently in search of Procurement Manager to join our Kawneer Service Center team in one of our locations (Visalia, CA, Dallas, TX, Austell, GA)
At Arconic, we are looking for people who share our values of integrity, inclusion, and diversity, and who demonstrate agility, results commitment, and the capability to grow themselves and others. In return, we offer the opportunity to Grow Together with ongoing opportunities for professional growth provided by a constantly changing environment, working alongside employees who value the people they work with just as much as the work they do.
The Procurement Manager is responsible for the purchasing of Direct Materials and Indirect Products & Services. Manage cost activities and sourcing projects as assigned. Interact with the location (Production Control, Manufacturing, Maintenance, IT, Finance, Quality), other Kawneer sites (US, Canada), Corporate Commodity Managers and the Director of Procurement.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Achieve cost savings via negotiations with suppliers for site spend, conducting competitive bids for capital and commodity projects. Working with internal stakeholders to implement productivity improvement and sourcing project initiatives.
  • Support manufacturing operations by escalating and resolving supply and service issues with Suppliers.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to optimize requisition to payment processes, qualify alternative suppliers and manage supply risks.
  • Achieve Site specific Procurement targets on spending, weighted average vendor pay terms and supplier performance
  • Develop and maintain constructive business relationships with key suppliers.
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies to arrive at the best total value solution for the company.
  • Lead non-commercial events as required to meet objectives, including, but not limited to Kaizen workshops and Working Capital/Inventory Workshops.
  • Interface with other Procurement Operations Managers at each Arconic manufacturing site in the U.S. to develop and leverage in depth understanding of purchasing processes, critical material sourcing and savings initiatives.
  • Work proactively with Category Managers to implement key strategic initiatives in all areas of spend.
  • Fulfill auditing and compliance requirements related to Procurement processes.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited Institution. (Engineering, finance, business, or supply chain preferred)
    • 5-10 years previous work experience in purchasing and/or supply chain management.
    • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of Hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Professional Certification - Certified Purchasing Manager (CPIM, CPM or CSCP) is preferred.
      • JD Edwards or Oracle Experience
      • Demonstrated flexibility over multiple categories and suppliers
      • Communication and negotiation skills
      • Project Management, able to manage resources and timelines
      • Strong financial and busines acumen.
      • Innovative, Strategic thinker.
      • Technical proficiency required, ability to read prints and understand complex manufacturing processes

        Arconic Corporation (NYSE: ARNC), a Fortune 500 company, is a leading provider of aluminum sheet, plate and extrusions, as well as innovative architectural products, that advance the automotive, aerospace, commercial transportation, industrial and building and construction markets. Building on more than a century of innovation, Arconic helps to transform the way we fly, drive, and build. We are proud that 77% of our employees are happy working for Arconic and would recommend it as a great place to work and that 80% of our employees would recommend their managers to others.
        We live our core values and commit to delivering sustainable value to our customers, our employees, our communities and our shareholders.
        At Arconic, we:
        Act With Integrity. We lead with respect, honesty, transparency and accountability.
        Safeguard our Future. We protect and improve the health and safety of our employees, communities and environment.
        Grow Stronger Together. We cultivate an inclusive and diverse culture that advocates for equity.
        Earn Customer Loyalty. We build customer partnerships through best-in-class products and service.
        Drive Operational Excellence. We pursue continuous improvement through innovation, agility, people development and collaboration.
        Create Value. We achieve success by generating and growing value for our shareholders.
        Arconic reaffirms its policy to provide equal employment opportunity in recruiting, hiring, upgrading and promotion, conditions and privileges of employment, company-sponsored training, access to facilities, educational assistance, social and recreational programs, compensation, benefits, transfers, discipline, layoffs, recalls or termination of employment to all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, genetic information, sex or age (within statutory limits). Arconic is in compliance with all relevant Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations.

Keywords: Arconic, Visalia , Procurement Manager, Executive , Visalia, California

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