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Director of MRO Purchasing

Job Description

Director of MRO Purchasing


Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists

"The people I work with are as passionate as I am."
"I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career."

Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference.

We're looking for the best and brightest to help us grow – in customer service, distribution, sales, marketing, IT and other vital areas. Do you have the passion and drive to be on a winning team? Consider a career at Uline.

Uline seeks a Director of MRO Purchasing for the Distribution Department at its Corporate Headquarters in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin (south of Milwaukee).

DIRECTOR OF MRO PURCHASING RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Oversee direct and indirect sourcing of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and equipment to maintain uninterrupted operations.
  • Assure seamless MRO product availability to support Uline's operational plans.
  • Develop a supplier management program with key vendors. This includes metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure consolidation and leverage of all common purchases to obtain highly leveraged contracts.
  • Lead efforts to minimize common material and service costs.
  • Develop forecasts for future demand and place timely orders based on vendor lead-time.
  • Manage relationships with key suppliers.
  • Support site logistics requirements.
  • Implement utility purchasing programs and negotiate with suppliers.
  • Schedule and run annual vendor meetings to negotiate ongoing agreements.

DIRECTOR OF MRO PURCHASING MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 5+ years MRO experience, including work for a company with a mature MRO function.
  • Experience sourcing direct and indirect materials and services.
  • Experience negotiating with utility suppliers.
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) a plus.
  • Strong understanding of inventory planning, forecasting techniques and operational systems.
  • Organized with excellent time-management skills.
  • Detail oriented with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Available for domestic and international travel to Uline branches and vendors as needed.

DIRECTOR OF MRO PURCHASING BENEFITS
           
  • Complete insurance coverage – medical, dental, vision, life.
  • 401(k) with company match.
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • 3 bonus programs.

Job Requirements

Please visit www.uline.com/jobs to learn more about our job openings and benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please click the “APPLY" button to submit your resume for immediate consideration!

EOE m/f/d/v

Skills Requirements: 
DISTRIBUTION, WAREHOUSE, WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS, MRO, MRO PURCHASING, PURCHASING, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, OPERATING, OPERATING SUPPLIES, OPERATIONS, CMP, CERTIFIED PURCHASING MANAGER, INVENTORY PLANNING, INVENTORY OPERATIONS, INVENTORY FORECASTING, NEGOTIATIONS, LOGISTICS, VENDORS, VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS, SUPPLIERS, MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO, WAUKEGAN, LAKE COUNTY, KENOSHA, RACINE, MRO DIRECTOR, DIRECTOR OF MRO PURCHASING, PURCHASING DIRECTOR

Job Snapshot

Contact Name 12575 Uline Drive
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Post Date 9/2/2014
Location Pleasant Prairie, WI
Other Pay Salary based on experience
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Supply Chain, Purchasing - Procurement, Management
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 5 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Office Supplies - Equipment, Packaging, Retail
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 4492
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