Category Manager job vacancy in Flint Group – Jobs in Livonia, MI 48152

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Job Details
Company Name :
Flint Group
Company Location :
Livonia, MI 48152
Job Position :
Category Manager
Job Category :
Jobs in Livonia, MI 48152

Job Description :
Negotiate and administer Corporate-wide purchasing agreements of assigned raw materials at the lowest possible long term costs, thus allowing maximization of profits to those divisions for which the materials are procured. Plan and execute sound, logical and achievable procurement strategies. These strategies must be in alignment with the objectives of the Product Development Labs (PDL). Resolve and permanently solve recurring supplier caused quality and delivery problems. Develop and maintain reliable and cost competitive sources of supply.
Will focus on the MRO and Packaging goods required for production in our Packaging inks and Narrow Web business in NA.
For a specific category / vendors or material groups, responsible for supplier selection, price and contract negotiations, shipping and payment terms.
Responsible to manage the contract to assure conformance to all requirements.
Participate in discussions with PDL so as to be aware of objectives, strategies and tactics of the technical community.
Conduct/participate in make or buy decisions.
Survey supplier facilities and capabilities.
Perform cost/price analyses to establish reasonableness of proposal costs and prices.
Develop and implement short and long term procurement strategies to assure adequate quantities of suitable materials to the using divisions at the time and place needed to meet actual requirements at the lowest total costs.
Analyze and evaluate quotations submitted directly or in response to bid requests to assure that quality, capability and costs are satisfactory.
Expedite solution of problems that arise in relation to quality, delivery and pricing.
Negotiate settlements with suppliers any problems that could result in financial losses to the company.
Aggressively seek and recommend cost savings possibilities based upon new sources, substitutions, improved systems or new items.
Maintain market intelligence and report changes in pricing levels and potential problem areas or conditions which could adversely affect the company’s procurement position. Also recommend and direct corrective actions.
Establish accurate standard costs for production materials.
Some travel required to main Flint Group plants in US – less than 25% of time.
We are looking for a candidate with experience in buying MRO, Packaging goods.
Requires an undergraduate degree in relevant field of study purchasing, supply chain and materials management in an industrial setting.
Must be creative in developing savings opportunities and in selecting new sources.
Must exercise sound judgment relating to all procurement functions.
Must be able to project the image of the company in such a manner that long term relationships beneficial to the company will be established.
Would be good to have experience in purchasing MRO and packaging goods.
Would be good to have knowledge with legal aspects of purchasing, inventory control methods, cost/price analysis and transportation modes and rates.
Would help to be versed in the fundamentals of economics and be constantly aware of industry wide supply and demand movement for those commodities for which he is assigned.
Requires a high degree of problem solving ability. Involvement with major national and international sources requires that both short and long term supply commitments and problems be handled with extreme care and caution for the overall corporate benefit. This position requires an individual who has the ability to perform under stress conditions for the continuance of production at the lowest total cost. The ability to recognize problems at suppliers prior to general market knowledge is also required in order to affect plans for the continued supply to the company.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $80,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Referral program
Vision insurance
8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
Livonia, MI 48152: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
Category management: 5 years (Preferred)
Contract negotiation: 3 years (Preferred)
Work Location: One location

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