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* Centralized Buyer – Mining Industry (Now Hiring) *

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Chanel Sudderth
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Duluth Area
 sales   manager 
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Full Time

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Company is an international mining and natural resources company. This position will play a critical role in the development, implementation and communication of centralized commodity-based strategies that are designed to improve the cost, quality and delivery of purchased products. With a primary concentration on enterprise-wide value management aimed at improving service and reducing the Total Cost of Ownership of products and
services, the Centralized Buyer position will contribute significantly to operational and supply chain performance. This role will have ownership and/or direct participation in sourcing/contracts management, supplier/customer relationship management, continuous improvement initiatives, and
procurement of assigned commodities.

Lead the development, implementation, and alignment of corporate-wide strategies for key
commodities and spend categories to achieve business objectives
Standardize procurement practices across districts to a 'best practices' model
Organize and lead program status meetings; present progress reports and improvement plans
Promote the commodity-based procurement philosophy to educate stakeholders and drive business improvements
Ensure organizational financial goals are met, including budget, service levels, and savings
Interface with stakeholder functional groups to ensure needs are assessed, understood, and incorporated into the program's direction.
Build a network of information and trust throughout the organization
Pursue continuous improvement / TCO projects both internally and externally together with Operations, Maintenance, Engineering and Suppliers

Relocation: Yes, Relocation Provided

About 3 to 5 years professional experience in Procurement or related field, Operational/Industry/Supplier knowledge Highly competitive compensation package including pension, matching 401(k) and Med/Den/RX.
Prefer local candidates but will relocate within the region or strong interest to move to Duluth
Good background will be from mining, paper, heavy industry

Bachelor's degree.
About 3+ years procurement (buying) in a large company in heavy industry like mining, paper or similar.
Located within the region for an easy move or strong reason for the move there.
CPM or CPSM is a plus.

Please send your resume now. Interviews are being scheduled NOW, and hiring
this week! DON”T WAIT…contact Chanel immediately!

Chanel Sudderth
Executive Recruiter
TN Staffing Solutions

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