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Procurement Manager

Job ID 5560672 Date posted 08/31/2017
Location:Toledo, OH
Country:United States
Job Code:2566
Position Type:Salary

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. is an international mining and natural resources company. The Company is a major global iron ore producer and a significant producer of high-and low-volatile metallurgical coal. Cliffs' strategy is to continually achieve greater scale and diversification in the mining industry through a focus on serving the world's largest and fastest growing steel markets. Driven by the core values of social, environmental and capital stewardship, Cliffs associates across the globe endeavor to provide all stakeholders operating and financial transparency.

The Company is organized through a global commercial group responsible for sales and delivery of Cliffs' products and a global operations group responsible for the production of the minerals the Company markets. Cliffs operates iron ore and coal mines in North America and an iron ore mining complex in Western Australia.


Description


Summary of Principal Functions:

Position will:

  • Oversee and manage site based procurement and sourcing functions.
  • Manage site and business alliances, vendor relationships, and internal customer relationships.
  • Be accountable to Identify and deliver cost savings opportunities for the site once operational.
  • Design and Develop procurement strategy to support the overall site strategy.
  • Design, Develop, Implement and Maintain accountability for associated supply chain performance metrics.
  • Work with EPCM contractor to manage and execute the project’s procurement strategies

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure department resources have the core competencies needed to perform their tasks, where deficiencies exist must need to develop developmental plans accordingly.
  • Ensure procurement department is delivering on the sites goals and objectives.
  • Ensure the procurement department is compliant with company and regulatory standards and procedures.
  • Work with the Owners team, EPCM, and contractors to efficiently negotiate and execute contracts for construction services and capital goods.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead the sourcing and procurement strategy development, implementation, and execution processes.
  • Manage and lead multiple contract resources through the construction phase of the site.
  • Drive organizational value and minimize overall business risk profile by focusing on strategic alliances and total cost of ownership.
  • Negotiate and implement supply agreements; serve as the supply chain liaison with the legal and risk management functions to ensure appropriate legal and commercial language approved and included in all contractual documents.
  • Follow existing, or develop new, procedures to ensure compliance with company and regulatory directives, as well as sound contract management practices.
  • Drive accountability through clear expectation setting, performance metric reporting, and contract management initiatives.
  • Communicate sourcing recommendations and implementation activities with internal stakeholders; clearly identifying financial impact, operational risks and benefits, and required support / ownership actions.
  • Ability to adapt to and thrive in a rapidly changing environment; demonstrate the willingness and ability to expand personal knowledge and influence, along with departmental effectiveness, by assuming new and/or additional categories, as assigned.
  • Embody the following core values on a daily basis: Bias for Action, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Creating Economic Value.

Education Needed:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or Engineering.
  • Preferred: MBA in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance, or related field.
  • Preferred certifications: CSCP, CPSM, CIRM, CPM, CPIM

Experience Needed:

  • 5 to 10 years progressive professional experience in supply chain management, sourcing, or procurement.
  • Petrochemical, Mining or steel industry experience preferred.
  • Operational/Industry/Supplier knowledge preferred.

Travel:

  • Domestic and international, as required
  • To Cleveland-based headquarters, other operating sites and suppliers as necessary.
  • Up to 25% estimated, will vary as work load dictates.

Competencies Required:

Basic Job Knowledge- Understands theories, principles, procedures, systems and techniques of the human resources field. Applies the knowledge and skills needed to do the job, including technical competence in human resources and familiarity with policies and practices of the broader function, the organization and the industry.

Leadership Skills- Has a vision for the business unit that addresses its future requirements. Accomplishes this vision through the effective actions of others while serving as a positive role model.

Communication Skills- Sends and receives information clearly, accurately, thoroughly and effectively with all levels of the organization in a timely manner.

Product Quality- Understands and supports the quality management system. Consistently looks for ways to improve product quality to meet customer (internal and external) expectations. Supports the concept of continuous improvement.

Safety/Environment- Makes safety an important part of department operations. Communicates and implements safety and loss control standards, mine rules and MSHA rules. Understands and communicates environmental policies and procedures and operates in a manner consistent with environmental responsibility.

Financial Management/Cost Control- Conducts business in a manner that reflects fiscal responsibility. Identifies, communicates, and implements opportunities for cost reduction by analyzing and improving productivity and efficiency, assessing risk, reducing expenditures and eliminating waste.

Waste Elimination- Looks for more efficient ways of conducting business. Motivates and encourages people to get the job done with minimum resource use.

Teamwork/Working Relationships - Interacts with others in ways that enhance understanding and respect, perceiving their needs. Develops effective relationships, and deals effectively with conflict.

Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills - Identifies problems and recognizes symptoms, causes and alternative solutions. Makes timely, sound decisions even under conditions of risk and uncertainty.

Planning Skills - Sets goals, develops strategies and schedules to meet those goals, and anticipates obstacles and alternative strategies. Assigns responsibilities, allocates resources and coordinates activities of others to meet objectives efficiently and effectively.

Motivation and Commitment - Establishes high performance standards and works hard to attain them. Takes initiative, and demonstrates commitment to the professional management of the organization. Adapts appropriately to change.

Employee Development - Facilitates development of employees by providing constructive feedback and continuous coaching. Identifies further training and education to enhance employee growth and continued improvement in job performance. Provides necessary resources for employee training requirements.

Administrative and Employee Relations Skills - Structures the activities of others; coordinates the use of resources in a way that meets objectives as well as maximizes productivity and efficiency. Is fair in dealing with all employees. Promotes constructive management/employee relations, and is knowledgeable about relevant sections of the labor agreement and insures full compliance.


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The U.S. Talent Acquisition team was awarded a 2012 Candidate Experience Award by the Talent Board. The Talent Board is a non-profit organization that showcases employers who deliver outstanding candidate experiences. This is the second year in a row that Cliffs has earned this award, which is based on feedback directly from our job candidates. Cliffs is the only Natural Resources company to receive this award.

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