Manager, Procurement

Requisition ID 2023-12756
Posting Date 3 months ago(7/18/2023 9:26 AM)
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Shift Type
1st shift
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Inc - Bloomington
Purchasing/Supply Chain


The Manager, Procurement is responsible for the oversight for the day to day procurement operations of assigned entities, which includes all Procurement and Supplier Management responsibilities (direct and indirect) in alignment with the Category Management team. The Manager will work closely and collaborate with the entity operations (dual reporting) and entity leadership for each entity they are responsible for oversight.


• Ensure that procurement activities are executed in line with category guidance, and in compliance with relevant global policies, standards, guidelines, and operating procedures.
• Collaborate with approved suppliers globally and locally
• Actively participate within a Cross Functional team to understand business requirements and execute based on procurement process
• Collaborate with the Category Management teams and escalate entity supply issues as required
• Must be able to translate business requirements into procurement requirements keeping stakeholders top of mind
• Partner with legal to support contracting activities; review master agreements, statements of work, change orders, or similar documents as directed by the category team or site leadership
• Must identify and deliver on overall savings objectives and other annual objectives as defined

• Responsible for communicating entity level procurement requirements to the Category Management team
• Ensure that supply is protected to support manufacturing operations
• Lead discussions in supply related matters to drive corrective action while working with cross functional counterparts
• Assess supplier change requests and prioritize these requests via close collaboration with supplier quality engineering and supplier engineering to drive closure on a timely basis
• Will lead a regional entity procurement team in a global structure
• Must work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others throughout various levels of the global organization
• Responsible for communicating category management level procurement requirements to entity team
• Responsible for the development and dual assessment of team members reporting to both the entity and the Manager


Minimum Work Experience/Educational Requirements

• BA/BS degree required; MBA or the equivalent preferred
• 5+ years in procurement or supply chain
• Must have experience leading direct reports
• Must be knowledgeable of procurement systems, tools, policies and procedures
• Both Direct and Indirect Procurement experience preferred

• Demonstrated experience in negotiations, driving cost reduction strategies and day to day procurement operations
• CPSM or CPM preferred
• Knowledge in demand planning and inventory management
• Excellent communication skills


Physical Requirements/Work Environment

• Must be willing to manage within an organization undergoing change
• Must be able to work in a global structure while supporting the assigned entities
• Willing to travel 30% of the time


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