CommScope, Inc. Director, Procurement in Richardson, Texas

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Due to our continued growth and customer demand we are currently recruiting for a qualified Director of Global Procurement - Heliax Products. Position can be located in either Richardson, TX or Joliet, IL.

JOB SUMMARY:

  • Responsible for ensuring that the worldwide Procurement strategy is aligned with the Heliax Products Business Unit (BU) strategic requirements.

  • Contributes to the planning, development, communication and implementation of the Company’s global BU/Category Procurement activities.

  • Responsibilities are considered integral to the success and profitability of the business. Continuous review and analysis of the strategy is required to accommodate changes in market dynamics. Must help formulate strategy, recommend and implement solutions and adjust according to BU demands.

  • Must be knowledgeable about the aspects of CommScope's business and also of how the supply chain impacts our position. Abstract comparisons and similarities must be netted to develop a coherent plan addressing material and expense purchases.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Drive the global supply chain strategy for supplier spend exceeding $150M.

  • Responsible for leading global cross-functional teams in support of BU/Category Management strategies and initiatives.

  • Provide input to global processes, policies and procedures to enhance the management of the BU/Category spend.

  • Drive BU/Category Management related cost reduction and localization objectives.

  • Provide strategic direction for the Procurement strategy to the Category Management team to enhance the product and market knowledge as it relates to market conditions.

  • Drive efforts to achieve total cost solutions for the complete supply chain.

  • Direct regional Procurement teams as they interface/direct operations of suppliers and contract manufacturers.

  • Recommend and develop strategy that considers the make vs. buy decision including critical analysis of vertical integration, joint ventures and design changes.

  • Interface with remote general management and senior executives.

  • Lead change management activities including new BU/Category Management Procurement initiatives related to M&A activity.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A completed Bachelor's Degree in a related field required. MBA or advanced degree preferred.

  • Ten (10) plus years’ experience in procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, or related field required.

  • Must have successful and progressive management experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills required.

  • Must be skillful at influencing decisions and opinions, negotiating, and building consensus.

  • Excellent organizational skills required.

  • Must have strong cultural sensitivity to manage relationships with people from all cultures.

  • Strong leadership capabilities to deliver results and to build and motivate teams of diverse disciplines required.

  • Domestic / International travel required in this position.

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.