Director of Procurement

Date: Dec 30, 2022

Location: Harvey, IL, US

Company: FUCHS Group

Welcome to the FUCHS Group, the world’s number one independent manufacturer of lubricants and related specialties. As a global company with roots in Germany, we expand the possibilities of whole industries, such as the automotive and aerospace sectors. More than 5,000 employees look closer, dig deeper and think further to create innovations and develop markets. That is what drives and connects us. We encourage our employees to expand their potential and grow together with us. Explore your specialties by joining us as
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Your responsibilities:

FUCHS Corp is seeking a Director of Procurement who will be responsible for the overall direction and leadership related to the strategy, operational, financial, and personnel activities within the Procurement Department. This position reports to the Vice President of Supply Chain. Responsibilities include:


  • Ensure that purchasing strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality, and delivery targets
  • Provide overall leadership and development to Procurement Department team
  • Responsible for managing relationships and negotiating with key suppliers at a senior and strategic level
  • Negotiate contract terms with key suppliers to ensure value for money, quality standards and delivery terms with technical and operational input from stakeholders if appropriate
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a supplier relationship evaluation process to measure effective supplier performance and compliance
  • Prepare the annual Purchasing budget and aid in the forecasting of Capital Expenditure proposals
  • Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the purchasing strategy
  • Communicate with stakeholders the impact of market change and potential effects on supply


Qualifications we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement, Business, Operations Management, Engineering, Supply Chain, or a related degree is required. 
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) a plus.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressive leadership experience in Purchasing & sourcing in a mid to large size organization.
  • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimize team performance and development
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to allow for communicating effectively with all levels of employees both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office skills (MS Excel, MS, Word, MS PowerPoint), Procurement systems, ERP systems such as SAP a plus and advanced Excel skills including pivot tables.
  • Ability to identify processes needing improvement, and the confidence to recommend improvements to Senior Leadership


These are your benefits:

Fuchs offers a challenging and rewarding working environment where employees are encouraged to develop and grow as professionals.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on projects that will expand your experience and challenge your abilities in the global marketplace.  The position also offers an excellent compensation package and a comprehensive suite of benefits. 


Fuchs Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace (m/f/d/v).

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