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Purchasing & Disposal Services Manager in Elgin, IL at Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC.

Date Posted: 1/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Purpose: The Manager, Purchasing and Disposal Services is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to procure goods and services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner which support the various objectives of the business.  A prioritization will be placed on areas of significant spend for the company such as disposal services, solvent, etc.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop a deep understanding of HCC’s business and the needs of its various functions (i.e. the internal customers of the purchasing function)
  • Develop an effective working relationship with managers throughout the organization to facility effective procurement and support for all aspects of the business
  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies
  • Develop strong relationships with significant vendors and provide direct interface with same
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expense and improve effectiveness
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms.
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes in balance in buyer-supplier power.
  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks From a waste disposal standpoint:
    • Representing proper characterization of customer’s waste and company generated waste to disposal vendors.
    • Oversee management of all non-conforming material delivered to disposal vendors.
    • Provide support to sales and waste approvals for characterization and disposition of waste streams, including manifesting and regulatory compliance.
    • Drives lower disposal costs by maintaining relationships within the industry and negotiating contracts to provide preferential alternatives.

Other Duties:

  • Provides support for other functions as directed

Job Requirements

Position Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Core Competencies

  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
  • Strong competence in negotiation and networking
  • Proven experience in the hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal industry
  • Functions within established guidelines of DOT, RCRA, and other regulatory compliance
  • Adheres to established schedules and deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Present a positive image of Heritage-Crystal Clean to fellow employees, external contacts, the general public       

Work Experience 

  • 10 or more years of related purchasing and purchasing management experience as well as five or more years in the hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal/management industry with direct involvement in disposal activities
  • Work experience that includes the use of analytical skills with reference to evaluation of purchasing and cost data, development of trends, systems operations and expense control efforts
  • Experienced in operating in a regulated environment

Education, Certificates, Licenses, or Designations 

  • Bachelor Degree preferred in related field

Specific Skills: 

  • Capability to effectively organize time, tasks and several projects simultaneously
  • Solid judgement along with decision making skills
  • Basic knowledge of Word and Outlook Required
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel required
  • Excellent communicator 

Work Environment: While performing essential duties of this position an individual regularly works indoors, and may be required to sit for long periods. Individual will be required to regularly talk, hear, see and often reach with hands, stand, and walk, use a computer keyboard, mouse, telephone, and other office equipment. Noise level of the environment is generally quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

Heritage Crystal Clean LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.