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Responsible for developing suppliers and sources for the WIKA Americas for key components that include metal parts, machined parts, deep drawn parts, seals, electronics, transportation and plastic parts as well as raw materials like bar stock and resins. This position will work together with a global team of lead buyers to analyze and decide best sourcing strategies for the WIKA group. Responsible for developing procurement strategies to meet changing business needs and conditions.

Director Of Procurement

Responsibilities

Develops sourcing strategies in conjunction with other members of the supply chain management team

Oversees and supervises procurement activities in WIKA USA (multiple sites) and works to align activities with current supply chain and corporate strategies

Manages procurement activities from high volume buys to low volume engineered solution business

Manages a $110+ million spend within WIKA Americas with 40/60% split between external and internal suppliers.

Implements and manages suppliers (VMI, consignment, etc…) to include price negotiation and contract management – both domestically and internationally

Develops domestic supplier base for the Americas and coordinates global suppliers with WIKA Germany

Develops market intelligence strategies utilizing the existing global tools and information

Harmonizes strategic procurement efforts within WIKA Americas

Develops and implements lean and cost effective procurement processes across WIKA USA

Performs ancillary duties as required

Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field

Seven to ten years progressive procurement experience in an international manufacturing or engineering facility

Three to five  years supervisory experience required to include leading an experienced procurement team

International sourcing experience required and strong knowledge about the domestic sourcing market

Multilingual experience preferred

Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively across all levels of an organization.

Excellent presentation skills required


It is the policy of WIKA Instrument LP to afford equal opportunity for employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, genetics, disability or veteran status.   

WIKA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


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Our Company

WIKA is a global market leader in pressure, temperature, level and flow measurement technology. Working together with our customers, we develop comprehensive solutions based on our high-quality measurement technology components, with the solutions ultimately being integrated in their business processes.

We deliver 50 million quality products to over 100 countries every year. Worldwide, approximately 600 million WIKA measuring instruments are in use.