Teknor Apex

  • Director Corporate Purchasing

    Job Locations US-RI-Pawtucket
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  • Overview

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    Celebrating over 90 years…

    Teknor Apex Company is a privately held, global material science company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. We manufacture for our eight divisions in 9 locations in the U.S., and one each in Singapore, China, Belgium and Germany.

    In all our businesses we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical innovation, quality products and custom service. Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.


    This position is responsible for the oversight, management and control of all procurement activities within the organization by establishing global strategies, guidelines and policies for all regions on procurement policies, execution and management of Teknor Apex’s supplier base.     

    Key Responsibilities Include:

    • Overall responsibility for procurement functions and activities.
    • Negotiates and maintains major corporate supply contracts and relationships.
    • Identifies, selects, and maintains strategic sources of supply.
    • Develops employees within Procurement to support the growth of the organization through direct coaching and mentoring.
    • Prepares and monitors annual department budget
    • Develops strategic one, three, and five year strategies for the growth and development of procurement in alignment with supply chain objectives and business goals.
    • Advises supply chain, business managers and senior management of market issues and market trends impacting pricing and product availability and recommends course of action.
    • Analyzes monthly operating and financial reports and purchase price variances.

    Qualifications & Competencies

    • Successful candidate will have over 10 years of progressive leadership experience at the manager or director level within procurement. Global experience is preferred.
    • Four year college degree in a field of study such as chemistry, engineering, business or related field; an MBA degree is strongly preferred.
    • APICS or ISM Certification is also preferred.
    • Proven abilities in managing and leading a global staff, both direct and indirect.
    • Demonstrated expertise in complex negotiation tactics.

    Our top performers possess the following core competencies:  Critical Judgment * Decision Making * Negotiating * Relationship Building * Risk Taking * Product Knowledge * Competitive Knowledge * Global Business Perspective * Analytical Thinking * Planning and Organizing * Leadership Abilities * Information Management 



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