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Director Procurement - Direct Materials

Company: Ecolab
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Ecolab Company has an opening for a Procurement Director located in Sugar Land, TX. Reporting to the VP of Procurement, this director role will have global leadership for Ecolab's procurement operations and drive high impact initiatives across assigned spend, key global materials, and strategic supplier relationships to deliver operational efficiencies, net structural savings and strong OI improvements through internal collaboration with stakeholders. A proven track record of strong leadership, business acumen, and strategic thinking in conjunction with outstanding ability to drive results are essential.

What You Will Do

* Leads by example the Ecolab and Global Supply Chain Safety initiatives
* Responsible for total delivered cost (TDC), security of supply, accelerated supplier innovation and procurement process improvements across the organization in their respective direct materials category
* Develops and drives the overall strategy of respective categories in alignment with Ecolab, functional, and business unit objectives
* Lead and develop strategic supplier relationships at the executive level
* Attract, hire, and retain top talent to ensure appropriate succession planning
* Leads, coaches and develops direct reports to ensure strong performance and build high performing teams; including target setting, performance review, and career and training development
* Develops and deploys organizational structure to support functional strategies. Drives to achieve 100% engagement with the right talent, right people, in the right place
* Develop global sourcing strategies and drive execution within Global Direct materials category using TDC Sourcing Principles
* Establish and update processes and metrics to deliver optimum Total Delivered Cost (TDC) in order to maximize net structural savings
* Maintain awareness of global macro-economic factors that directly impact Ecolab's procurement costs including global raw material costs, labor cost, transportation cost and foreign exchange. Develop alternate sourcing strategies as these factors begin to negatively impact Ecolab's purchasing operations
* Stays abreast of industry trends for assigned categories. Provides guidance and recommendations to business units in order to support margin and top line growth
* Contribute to Ecolab acquisitions through participation in due diligence teams, plant consolidation reviews, supplier and material simplification reviews



Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelors Degree in Related Field (Supply Chain, Business, Technical, Finance)
* 15+ years of relevant experience with at least 10 years supervisory experience
* Proven track record managing teams across different Regions/geographies
* Desire and ability to work closely and influentially with other members of senior regional leadership teams at Country / Cluster and Regional / Global level
* No immigration sponsorship available for this role



Preferred Qualifications

* Advanced degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Business, Finance or related field. MBA desired.
* Experience in the chemical/petrochemicals industry
* Demonstrated history of leadership, teamwork, and project management skills
* Demonstrated competitive drive and strong orientation for results and achievement
* Demonstrated skills in clear communication and presentation
* Demonstrated professionalism and strong presence in interactions with others

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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