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Procurement Director

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Los Angeles, CA

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Job Summary
Leading member of the Procurement department, overseeing sourcing process, supplier relationship management and development, supplier quality management & commodity management.
Procurement contact and business partner for Distribution & Manufacturing teams.
Responsible for the integration of supplier capabilities, logistics, and service requirements of CRL Service Centers & Manufacturing sites.
Single point of contact for senior management for Procurement-related matters
Coordinate supply activities and proactively identify constraints & highlight potential risks.
Continually search for opportunities to improve reliability and responsiveness.
This role will help to lead a company that has a leading end market position, strong earnings and cash flow profile, and transform it into a great company that will prosper well beyond the leadership team.  With a Mission of 'Together, we build excellence every day…' and working consistently with our Virtues of Safety, Integrity, Performance Culture, Teamwork, Customer Centric and Agility, this role is a key member of the leadership team that will transform a good company into a great company.  The right person for this role will thrive in a changing environment, will be a builder of teams, systems, and business processes, and a person who is confident in leading change and making decisions with less than perfect information.  
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Define, and assure world class KPI performance in Procurement's operational metrics, e.g., supplier OTIF.
  • Manage the sourcing process to ensure effective collaboration cross-functionally throughout the extended supply chain and in coordination with corporate standards and tools.
  • Drive and support the implementation of savings and credit terms optimization programs to drive improvement in material cost and cash flow performance.
  • Highlight risks and develop contingencies to ensure distribution & production plans are delivered and customer service levels are maintained.
  • Manage and maintain vendors & material data integrity in ERP systems.
  • Support the development of corporate Category Strategies and processes, including supplier & product requirements.
  • Develop strategies to assure the success of initiatives critical to CRL and our customers in collaboration with corporate Procurement team, including but not limited to product rationalization, sustainability, regulatory compliance, and supply continuity.
  • Communication of market price trends to the leadership team as an input to the business planning forum.

Job Requirements

Required Competencies
Coaching and Developing Others - Provides quality time and planned commitment to direct reports and provide processes and opportunities for them to understand their strengths and limitations in relation to a range of high-quality and relevant competencies.
Deliberative Decision Making - Gathers, considers, and evaluates all relevant information to make logical conclusions before being moved to action.
Driving Results - Motivates individuals to achieve and exceed goals by establishing accountability, clarifying performance expectations, agreeing to high standards and measures, monitoring and reviewing performance, and providing timely and relevant feedback.
Business Acumen - Makes sound business decisions based on a strong understanding of the company's business model, strategic goals, and relevant policies, as well as best practices and current technologies in their own discipline or functional area.
Composure and Resiliency - Able to deal effectively with pressure, maintain focus and intensity, and remain optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Have the ability and propensity to recover quickly from setbacks, rejections, and conflicts and to maintain self-control in the face of hostility or provocation.
Negotiating - Identifies key bargaining points for all parties and work effectively toward win-win solutions.
Relationship Building - Develops effective long-term professional interactions with others based on trust: trust that they will always work toward the best interest of those involved and that they are sufficiently competent to provide positive results.
Skills, Knowledge, and Ability Requirements
Maintain collaborative working relationships with key suppliers, consistent with corporate virtues.
Set clear expectations and commit to the delivery of results. Hold people accountable for their commitments and delivery.
Take pride in achieving the highest standards and results. 
Have a passion for growth, insist on innovation, never settle for good enough, take the lead and seek new opportunities.
Externally oriented: Bring the voice of the customer in everything we do and the decision we make, go the extra mile to exceed customer expectation.
Results focused: Bring a sense of urgency to getting things done, making tough decisions and drive for simplification by keeping end goal in sight.
Discover and capture opportunities to improve the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of CRL's supply chain, including cost models, geographic footprint, and design opportunities. Lead cross-functional and supplier engagement efforts to optimize TCO, including the necessary analysis, workshops, and governance.
  • 10+ Years Procurement/Supply Chain or related experience in a Manufacturing Environment, 5+ Years with management responsibility.
  • 4-Year degree in Supply Chain, Business or Engineering. Master's degree preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills, black belt / green belt a plus. History of identifying and capturing opportunities through data analysis and Business Intelligence tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead across organizational boundaries.
  • Collaborative and cross-functional approach to achieving objectives.
  • Experience in developing team members to the next level of capability.
  • Positive approach to building and generating value from supplier relationships.
  • Record of creating effective KPI's and/or escalating performance vs. KPI's through innovative approaches.


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