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Procurement and Purchasing Manager

Company: Crown Linen Service, Inc.
Location: Brockton
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Crown Linen is looking for a Procurement and Purchasing Manager.
The Procurement Manager will be responsible for the overall strategy and performance of purchased goods and services as well as the governance of the procurement process by working closely with the executive team to develop a best-in-class program that will drive significant savings and better enable revenue growth. We are looking for an experienced procurement leader and change agent with strong operational capability.


  • Lead the purchasing and procurement function of the Company.
  • Supplier/Vendor management and relationship development (textile, uniform, mats, other) including managing Supplier/Vendor performance to drive alignment with company goals and strategies.
  • Ensures that goods and services are acquired in a timely manner.
  • Negotiates contract terms and service level agreements.
  • Minimizes the cost of products and services which meet our needs.
  • Research and development of new and innovative textiles, uniforms and other products.
  • Frequent meetings with vendors to review purchasing, pricing, trends, rebates & savings.
  • Drive results measured by lower material costs, more responsive supplier performance, process and service improvements, and productivity throughout the supply chain in addition to helping with improving product quality.
  • Manage the request for proposal process by identifying opportunities for implementing new vendor relationships
  • Performs standardized strategic sourcing processes including supplier market analysis, category analysis, supply risk analysis, and make vs. buy analysis. Evaluate and execute hedging strategies where applicable and other contract mechanisms to manage risk.

    • Anticipate key supplier risk that could affect supply or financial impact of all sourcing.
    • Stay abreast of relevant economic, industry, supply market, and business conditions to update strategy and assure adequate and competitive supply of critical products and services to support ongoing business and new go-to-market initiatives.
    • Build credibility and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders while providing strategic thought leadership to the overall business.
    • Partner with leaders across the organization on strategies that directly impact the company's financial statements and operational performance.

      • Develops and executes strategies, policies and practices directed at improving service and ensures compliance with company policies and procedures
      • Tracks and manages activity related to internal and external compliance, responsible sourcing and focus on driving cost savings and other improvements.
      • Monthly forecast development to support internal and external production to ensure supply both in the short term as well as identify longer term capital investment needs.
      • Works closely with Warehouse Manager to improve Inventory Management; increase inventory accuracy, expedite turnaround times, and reduce SKUs.

        WHO WE ARE
        Crown Uniform and Linen Service was founded as a family business in 1914 and has been a leading provider of uniform and linen services in New England for over 108 years. We pride ourselves on our quality and are committed to building long lasting customer relationships. A career at Crown is not just another job. We know that our success is a direct result of strong teamwork, and we are dedicated to building long term relationships with our employees. If you would like to be part of a winning team that values your contributions, invests in your future and depends on you for our future success, then Apply Today!

        Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
        Generous PTO package.
        Industry leading benefits package (health, dental, vision, LTD, life insurance, hospital and accident indemnity).
        401K plan with company match.
        Monday - Friday schedule.

        - Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of experience leading procurement and strategic sourcing function.
        - Extensive experience managing a procurement portfolio across various categories including various indirect spends with a clear focus on supplier innovation to identify new sources of goods and services.
        - Proven history of consistently delivering annual savings results.
        - Strong negotiation skills with ability to close complex, high-cost deals.
        - Strong global knowledge with ability to respond to global changes in the marketplace. Knowledge of both price and consumptions savings levers and risk management will be expected.
        - Ability to understand complex sourcing, proactively plan for new industry trends.
        - Results oriented with the ability to prioritize and deliver key initiatives.
        - Strong planning, operational and analytical skills. Is good at figuring out what to measure to track progress; sets up systems that can almost manage themselves; always looking for incremental process improvement.
        - A driver around the use of data to solve problems and make decisions.
        - Ability to thrive in a dynamic, changing environment. Energized by tough challenges, adaptable and resilient.
        - A collaborative team player with strong interpersonal skills who can credibly communicate with and relate to people at all levels in the organization. A track record of building successful, strong relationships.
        - High degree of integrity
        - Experience interacting and presenting to internal and external executives. Exceptionally strong communication skills are required.

        Crown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Crown Linen Service, Inc., Brockton , Procurement and Purchasing Manager, Executive , Brockton, Massachusetts

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