Bi-lingual Direct Procurement Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina
Posted 08/03/22


  • Global market leader in the colored solutions and chemical manufacturing industry
  • Renown for being one of the most cost-effective and innovative technical solutions provides closely tied to the retail industry
  • An acquisitive company that has almost doubled in size over the last 3 years
  • Company has exceptional tenure and retention offering a family-friendly working environment that is becoming more and more progressive as they grow


  • Great company culture and morale; very low turnover
  • Beautiful, newly renovated offices
  • Employee appreciation activities such as holiday parties and cookouts
  • High employee engagement
  • Customers include Nike, Under Armour, lululemon, and other big box retailers


  • Create all aspects of a best-in-class Direct Procurement function for the region
  • Collaborate with key regional business partners to set the strategic and tactical direction for sourcing efforts related to spend category, ensuring integration with the business vision and strategy.
  • Understand and monitor regional key spending trends, cost drivers, market factors, geographic considerations, and strategic importance of critical materials to implement appropriate sourcing strategies and achieve saving targets
  • Lead and coordinate regional direct procurement activities including supplier evaluations, site audits and continuous improvement process for all suppliers
  • Locate, analyse, develop and maintain a consolidated regional supplier base to meet current and future needs of direct purchased materials and services
  • Lead regional negotiations for business terms and develop contracts for the supply of both standard and complex products and services with new and existing suppliers
  • Lead continuous improvement in cost, delivery, and quality performance
  • Drive regular business reviews
  • Ensure adherence to company standards and values, business controls, ethics, policies and procedures, and professional standards
  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the procurement process
  • And other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree, Chemical related major
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with performing strategic sourcing and procurement activities for direct or indirect categories, financial analysis and project management
  • Fluent in English, Spanish, & Portuguese
  • Experience with developing and implementing successful cost savings initiatives
  • Experienced in strong supplier performance management and contract administration
  • Proven business/financial acumen, including demonstrated ability to motivate, influence, solve complex problems, and drive change at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally up to 35% of time
  • Excellent project management, communication and analytical skills
  • Employee Type: Direct Hire
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Category: Corporate Support
  • Date Posted: 08/03/22
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