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Director/VP of Purchasing - Industrial

Company: UFP Purchasing Inc.
Location: Union City
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

Are you a hard-working individual, looking for the opportunity to carve out a successful career in an organization where the spirits of family and hard work share equal billing? If so, the companies of Universal may be a good place for you! We are committed to rewarding skill, perseverance and an entrepreneurial attitude with opportunities for growth. Intrigued? Read on to learn more!Job SummaryThe Director/VP of Purchasing for the Industrial business segment will be responsible for developing and directing the purchasing strategy for their respective segment. The individual will work closely with the Segment and BU leads to understand growth initiatives and work to support these goals utilizing strategic vendor/partners.Note: - For any applicants interested in this position who are already an officer in the company, their Vice President title and status will be allowed to continue in this role. - For all other applicants, the Director or VP title will depend on credentials and experience level of the employee. -Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals; performs a variety of tasks; leads and directs the work of others; and a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the BU leads within the segment to develop purchasing strategies that align with their growth goals
  • Communication link for the Segment lead and national sales
  • Work with other Purchasing Directors/VPs to insure we are leveraging our spend
  • Develop personnel depth plan for their respective team
  • Work with vendors on new products to meet the goals of the segment
  • Cost management - drive down purchasing cost as a percentage of volume purchased
  • Oversee lumber, panel, imports, and EWP, and procurement, as well as other specialty items
  • Develop solid working relationships with UFP plants and senior leadership
  • Represent the corporation in vendor and industry events
  • Guide the strategic initiatives to expand raw material footprint to complement the respective business segment's continued growth
  • Lead by example and provide clear objectives for the team
  • Ensure that all applicable laws and procedures are adhered to
  • Work with plants/departments within defined segment to help determine raw material and growth strategies
  • Help mentor department and other UFP employees
  • Develop budgets, prepare various reports: market trends, direction, financial etc.
  • Ensure UFP operates in compliance with all applicable laws in area of influenceQualifications
    • Minimum Bachelor's degree in related discipline
    • Minimum of 10 years of industry experience, with at least 5 years of experience in sales, procurement, or operations management
    • Broad knowledge of panels, southern yellow pine, SPF, western species, engineered wood, etc.
    • Preferred experience and knowledge with UFP's organization, culture, product lines and production capacity
    • Strong organizational and strategic planning skills
    • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and develop teams
    • Demonstrated ability to negotiate transactions at a high level
    • Ability to successfully interact with all organizational levels and the public
    • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
    • Strong business judgement, decision making skills, and prioritization of tasks at hand
    • Able to analyze key reports, drawing conclusions and formulating strategies
    • Ability to work on multiple priorities simultaneously, both long and short term
    • Ability to pass a drug testWorking ConditionsWorking environment is generally favorable. -Requires sitting and/or standing at a workstation for long periods of time. Position also requires ability to travel via both air and car. Overnight stays will be somewhat common.
      The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: UFP Purchasing Inc., Union City , Director/VP of Purchasing - Industrial, Executive , Union City, California

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