As the Supply Chain Manager specializing in MRO, you will play a crucial role in optimizing our procurement operations to ensure efficient and cost-effective sourcing of goods and services. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of procurement related to MRO supplies, while also contributing to the broader procurement strategy. This role offers an exciting opportunity to lead and make a significant impact on our organization's success.
- Develop and execute a comprehensive MRO procurement strategy, aligning it with the company's goals and objectives.
- Identify, evaluate, and manage relationships with MRO suppliers, negotiating contracts, terms, and conditions to secure favorable agreements.
- Continuously seek cost-saving opportunities through supplier negotiations, process improvements, and identifying alternative sourcing options.
- Oversee MRO inventory levels to ensure adequate supplies are available while minimizing excess stock and obsolescence.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including maintenance, engineering, and finance, to ensure alignment and support for MRO procurement needs.
- Implement and maintain procurement best practices, compliance, and policies in accordance with industry standards and regulations.
- Monitor market trends and industry developments to stay informed about changes that may impact MRO procurement strategies.
- Lead a team of procurement professionals, providing guidance, mentorship, and fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
- Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business, or a related field. MBA or relevant certification (e.g., CIPS) is a plus.
- years of experience in procurement, with a focus on MRO categories.
- Strong negotiation and contract management skills.
- Proficiency in procurement software and tools.
- Excellent communication and leadership abilities.
- Analytical mindset with a strong focus on data-driven decision-making.
- Familiarity with industry-specific regulations and best practices.
Full Relocation Assistance Available:
Understanding the importance of a smooth transition, and we offer comprehensive relocation assistance to help you settle into the beautiful Northern Minnesota.