Director of Procurement

Wyandot, Inc.

  • Directs the purchasing department, the coordination of production materials, supplies, and services. Supports the establishment of strategic partnerships, and the maintenance of fair and ethical purchasing policies and practices.
  • Will be responsible for a portion of these activities personally, including, but not limited to, packaging film, corrugated, ingredients, and other raw materials.
  • Participates as needed in project activities with other departments, customers, and/or suppliers.
  • Establishes and maintains positive employee relations culture. Improves the managerial and technical skill of subordinates through training and coaching.
  • Efficiently manages Materials Department costs through the O F & R budgeting process.
  • Maintains awareness of the commodities with the Commodities Manager, President and CFO via market research and analysis of market trends.
  • Travels to customers and suppliers as needed.
  • Monitors and minimizes days on hand (DOH) through planning and coordination with sales, operations, customers, and suppliers.
  • Manages third party manufacturersdevelopment of business agreements, placing orders and ensuring compliance via receipt of all documentation related to food safety.
  • Communicate via telephone or email with internal and external customers.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of BA/BS degree in business or related field required.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in materials management.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a managerial role.
  • Experience in production planning, including MRP, is mandatory.
  • Must have knowledge of material/purchasing management in a high volume, consumer product environment.
  • Must have knowledge of film and corrugate consumer packaging and agricultural commodities.
  • Strong background in automated MRP, EDI and internet systems.
  • Strong background in Microsoft Word and Excel skills are essential.
  • Must possess excellent human relations and leadership skills.

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