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Procurement Manager in Elgin, IL at Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC.

Date Posted: 1/19/2019

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Job Description

Purpose: The Manager, Procurement 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 solvent, containers, 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 procurement/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 effective procurement 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
  • Conduct Request For Proposal (RFP) processes in all areas of the business to identify partners who can provide maximum value to HCC

Other Duties:

  • Manage the sourcing of solvent (e.g. mineral spirits, etc.), containers and container lids including identification of service, safety and regulatory requirements. Also manage the volume of materials required as well as the timing of delivery of said materials.


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
  • 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 procurement/purchasing management experience. Experience in the hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal/management industry with direct involvement in disposal activities a plus.
  • Experience in implementing and executing the procedures and systems required in a well-run, efficient procurement function.
  • 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
  • Experience in establishing and implementing a robust process of vendor KPI reporting.
  • 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
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel required
  • Basic knowledge of Word and Outlook 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.

The individual in this position will also be required to visit and work in an industrial environment both at HCC facilities as well as vendor and potential vendor environments.  This may include working in an outside environment for short periods of time.

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


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