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Manager, Procurement and Supply Chain

Company: BEUMER Group
Location: Somerset
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description

BEUMER Group is an international manufacturing leader in intralogistics in the fields of conveying, loading, palletizing, packaging, sortation, and distribution technology. BEUMER Group offers the right solution for almost every logistic challenge. We are a family owned, intralogistics leader, where tradition and innovation go hand in hand. We are proud of what our employees create each day. Integrity, Inspiration, Quality and Teamwork!

Job Description

Role Purpose:

As Manager, Procurement and Supply Chain, you play a vital role in driving key results for the BEUMER Group in North America in the key result areas of quality, cost, and delivery-helping us to keep our promises to Customers and profitably grow market share. You will plan, manage, and coordinate all activities related to the sourcing and procurement of material and service inputs needed to meet both Customers' needs and internal financial objectives. You will also drive intentional continuous improvement and de-risking of procurement strategies and capabilities and will develop high-performing individual contributors and an integrated team that thinks and acts as BEUMER Group.

Functional Responsibilities:

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Vice President, Project Execution, for BEUMER Group in North America, you will take a leadership role in executing effective and efficient procurement and supply chain services for BEUMER Group in North America, ensuring values and competencies in maintaining transparency, integrity and compliance with established rules and regulations. Specifically, you will perform the following responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Manage the entire process in the planning of procurement and supply chain activities (including logistics and distribution), ensuring effective processes to avoid costly delays and lost opportunities
  • Ensure effective lines of communication between Project Management and the Procurement teams to guarantee priority requirements, timely delivery of goods, and services using the most appropriate procurement procedures
  • Be responsible for introducing process improvements in the supply chain and identifying new supplier partners without jeopardizing cost, quality, and delivery objectives.
  • Ensure full compliance of procurement activities with relevant organizational directives and instructions.
  • Implement effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented (internal and external) procurement management system for projects and related reporting requirements
  • Ensure effective use of BEUMER Group standards in Procurement, control of workflows, continuous business processes monitoring and amplification of improvements in systems and processes.
  • Manage and monitor all transactional procurement including tendering processes, evaluation, contracting, contract management, legal (in concert with the organization's legal function) commercial (in concert with the organization's finance function) considerations and payment conditions, contractors, performance evaluation and risk assessment.
  • Oversee and improve strategic procurement including sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management and performance measurement.
  • Ensure timely preparation of procurement plans for projects and monitor their implementation by controlling processes including receipt of requisitions, organization of RFQ, ITB and RFP, receipt of quotations, bids and proposals, evaluation, and negotiation of contracts.
  • Develop and manage the rosters of suppliers, elaborate supplier selection and evaluation, quality, and performance measurement mechanisms.
  • Promote a zero-tolerance for violations of procurement policies and procedures.
  • Provide oversight over various contract management processes and ensure transparency.
  • Monitor and analyze contract performance against agreed benchmarks through agreed reporting mechanisms and advise projects on potential issues and recommend remedial actions.
  • Negotiate, within the terms and conditions of the contract, solutions to conflicts/problems arising in case of poor performance or non-compliance with contractual obligations and convene meetings with contractors to allow ample opportunity for the identification and early resolution of potential disputes.
  • Ensure timely and accurate purchase orders, amendments, and requests for contract awards and/or waivers for accumulated procurement values ensuring that all specifications, terms, and conditions are clear and correct.
  • Organize and deliver trainings for the operations/project teams on procurement, supply chain, and logistics, and synthesize lessons learned and best practices
  • Perform risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements.
  • Control the procurement budget and promoting a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
  • Member of the operations staff, responsible to routinely report on department KPIs along with appropriate analysis and countermeasures where necessary.


    • Ability to lead procurement processes using specific procurement methods and to analyze procurement and supply chain service requirements and trends
    • Focuses on impact and results for the Customer
    • Leads, manages, and develops teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
    • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
    • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
    • Remains calm, in control and good humored, even under pressure
    • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
    • Ability to develop collaborative and harmonious relationship with external partners and clients at the senior level
    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills to persuade and influence others
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work schedules
      • Bachelor's Degree in procurement, supply chain management, business administration, or closely related field. MBA or functionally relevant master's degree desired.
      • Minimum five (5) years' experience leading procurement and supply chain functions in a globally matrixed business environment.

        Additional Information

        BEUMER is an innovative company, where every employee is part of the "family". Because our employees are our most important asset, here are some of benefits we currently offer full-time employees. And by the way, no waiting period, they start when you do:
        • Medical and Dental Insurance
        • 401k Retirement Plan with a generous match, because we care about your future
        • Life Insurance is provided free for all employees
        • Generous amount of paid time off
          BEUMER is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants and employees for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

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