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Procurement Manager

Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Phoenix, Arizona, US

Company: WillScot | Mobile Mini

ABOUT THE JOB:

The Procurement Manager is responsible for the planning, organizing, directing and controlling of daily procurement processes and best practices; evaluating the efficiency of service levels of vendors; assisting with the planning and management of strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend but focusing on repair, refurbishment, & service vendors across North America; and ensuring all Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are met.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:

  • Identify key customer issues that are critical to quality and cost savings; create key performance indicators, procurement performance standards and processes to exceed customer and stakeholder expectations.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to ensure clarity of requirements and provide leadership for WillScot Mobile Mini’s purchasing decisions through ongoing analysis and improvement of company procurement initiatives and procedures.
  • Provide recommendations and assistance to senior management in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of purchasing decisions and procedures.
  • Ensure continuous improvement (CI) and alignment with the company vision, mission and objectives.
  • Ensure quality and service levels of purchased goods and services are in line with WillScot Mobile Mini’s expectations and meet or exceed all safety requirements.
  • Develop new methods and procedures that create savings and value for the operation by eliminating waste, controlling costs, and effectively manage inventory and consumable levels.
  • Provide timely support and feedback to both internal and external customers on request.
  • Work closely with Branch, Operations and Service Managers to gain program buy-in and compliance and ensure the efficient and continual improvement of purchasing, including, but not limited to the reduction of product wait times and inventory and consumables levels. 
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
  • Implement metrics and measurements to effectively evaluate organizational spending trends and improve systems related to procurement.
  • Develop cost baselines for spending categories; monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand; capital justifications for equipment and process technology to improve quality, costs and cycle times.
  • Completion of monthly reporting of procurement spend and savings to key stakeholders.
  • Represent, communicate and promote corporate goals and engage your team in setting specific, measurable objectives.
  • Craft negotiation strategies with vendors for optimal terms including price and service guarantees,; actively search  new supply sources where current vendors are inadequate.
  • Manage special projects as assigned, including but not limited to: potential costs and savings of new projects, risk analysis and inventory and quality control.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

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  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Procurement and/or Operations.
  • Strong understanding of industry regulations, standards, and recommended practices as they pertain to our business.
  • Must have excellent organization, negotiation and networking skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to demonstrate professional two-way communication with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts
  • Experience with cost performance improvements and Lean.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, problem solving, creativity, strategic thinking, fostering cooperation and teamwork.
  • Excellent problem solving skills to include quantitative and analytical analysis, course of action development, recurrence prevention and follow-up.
  • Strong understanding of sourcing and vendor management.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple, changing priorities in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Commitment to corporate goals and ethics.

Mobile Mini, is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment.  Mobile Mini takes affirmative action in support of this policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, disabled, and veterans. Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Mobile Mini is an equal employment affirmative action employer.  If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please call the Mobile Mini HR Service Center at 480-894-6311 to let us know the nature of your request.


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