Purchasing Director (HIRED)

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Who the client is:
• Multi-billion dollar thriving global manufacturer; North American HQ in Charlotte, NC.
• Strong market position and rich, stable heritage.
• Culture that values building long-standing relationships with its customers and consumers.

Why you should consider: 
• Executive Leadership that is highly engaged offering both experience and knowledge.
• Dynamic employees with great moral, low turnover.
• Great opportunity to contribute at both strategic and tactical levels.

What you will do:
• Oversee all bulk purchase and other high dollar purchases.
• Develop cost savings initiatives which will offset or exceed budgeted inflationary factors.
• Develop and maintain strategic supplier relationships.
• Establish, develop and maintain multiple sources of supply for raw materials.
• Partner with global procurement experts to leverage purchasing through economies of scale.
• Track market intelligence for demand/supply/price movement of key raw materials.
• Monitor sources of raw materials for social, economic, and political unrest as well as foreign exchange rates and weather related issues which could cause delays in shipping/receiving materials.
• Ensure the global Procurement Policy is properly followed for all applicable purchases.
• Document and maintain proper purchasing documentation and departmental records (including price histories).


How you are qualified:
• Bachelor’s Degree (Textile Engineering or related field).
• 7-10 years Textile Manufacturing experience.
• Analytical skills to include cost benefit analysis, supplier rationalization and total cost analysis.
• Ability to understand macro and micro economics.
• Strong managerial experience.
• 25% travel required, some international.