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Vice President of Purchasing
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Cross Resource Group
Posted on Mar 6
Looking to hire a VP of Purchasing in Fort Worth, Texas
The VP Purchasing actively leads and oversees the purchasing function, ensuring proper systems, processes, procedures, policies and controls are in place and operating effectively. This role ensures that our company obtains appropriate and accurate pricing, considering multiple sources for goods and services. This role also includes oversight of national and corporate accounts which includes ensuring proper review, approval and reconciliations occur timely and accurately and exceptions are reported. This position interacts with internal and external personnel at all levels of organizations.
Leads and coaches teams to achieve optimal results in work product and employee job satisfaction.
Responsible for all aspects of team development including hiring, evaluating, training, and coaching.
Ensures that personnel professional development is a primary objective.
Ensures that an environment exists that solicits and welcomes recommendations and implements process and procedural improvements.
Demonstrate effective leadership, project management and presentation skills.
Develops and directs departmental strategies, goals and work efforts to align with Company objectives.
Ensures that processes and procedures are evaluated for efficiency and effective controls.
Monitors Purchasing internal controls and implements changes as necessary.
Ensures that internal and external customer service is measured and continually evaluated for enhancement.
Responsible for continual process improvement.
Oversees corporate account expense processing and payment accuracy.
Oversees national supplier agreements and related processes and procedures.
Ensures processes and procedures and reporting metrics are in place for the coordination of vendor proposals, statements of work, and quotes.
Strategically sources vendors who meet required qualifications.
Ensures reconciliations and month-end close activities are completed and documented timely and accurately. Ensures any issues identified receive the appropriate visibility and are resolved timely and accurately.
Ensures reporting is provided to Senior/Executive management on a consistent basis that measures and tracts departmental activities, projects, efforts and issues.
Ability to continually develop, manage, lead and motivate teams.
Ability to delegate effectively to develop personnel and transfer ownership and accountability.
Ability to analyze and evaluate complex contracts and quotes.
Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Must have tact and diplomacy in dealing with vendors and internal customers.
Action oriented problem solver.
Demonstrated success at cost reduction and process improvement.
Advanced critical thinking skills.
Good conflict resolution skills.
High degree of professional skepticism.
Ability to make independent decisions.
Ability to present effectively to all levels of company leadership.
Organized, highly motivated and creative.
Bachelor’s degree required
12+ years in a Purchasing/Accounting role
8 years in a leadership role with multiple direct and indirect reports
Reports to: SVP Purchasing
Direct Reports: AVP Purchasing, Purchasing Manager
Effective leadership, team building, project management, facilitation and presentation skills.
Familiar with Purchasing concepts, practices, procedures, systems and processes.
Financial and account analysis.
Computer proficiency, including advanced spreadsheet and ERP applications.
Proper control environments.
Experience in contract negotiations.
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