Strategic Materials Sourcing Manager

at Monolith
Lincoln, NE

Monolith, located in Lincoln, NE, is excited to announce its search for a Strategic Materials Sourcing Manager.

Monolith is a carbon black manufacturing company which uses a proprietary process to convert natural gas to carbon black in an environmentally advantaged manner. We’re builders. Innovators. Pragmatists. We believe that technology holds the solutions to climate change and that cleaner technology is better technology.

At Monolith we apply scientific principles, engineering practices and a lot of hard work to solve real problems that have a global impact. We use sophisticated analysis methods, advanced manufacturing techniques, and often even our hands to build first of its kind technologies. We do not compromise on safety, quality or performance. If you want to solve tough problems, build real things, and have a big impact then you should join us.

Your Role:

The Strategic Materials Sourcing Manager is responsible for selecting, evaluating, and managing key vendor relationships for strategic materials within operations and assigned projects to plan effectively and proactively, coordinate, and control execution of the procurement activities on said spend.  The incumbent is responsible for delivering results regarding security of supply, on-time performance, cost savings, and quality; achieving assigned project objectives and value-added expectations; and compliance with established policies and procedures. Thorough knowledge and understanding of procurement/sourcing concepts, principles and practices, as applied in the engineering and manufacturing industry; and relationship expectations with suppliers, subcontractors, and the project teams.  Additional responsibilities include understanding Monolith’s growth projections and how that impacts the global supply chains of strategic materials. Extensive knowledge and understanding of the concepts, principles, theories, compliance requirements, and the type and nature of the operations and work undertaken in the assigned Business Group, regional location, or projects is key.     

You Will:

  • Establish, analyze, and optimize the business’s procurement strategy ensuring alignment with business goals. Convert Monolith’s long range growth plan into strategic & tactical procurement activities including completely understanding of today’s current suppliers and supply chain and then drive said industries to invest to support Monolith.
  • Evaluate Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of vendors considering cost, quality, reliability, payment terms, inventory control, long term capability, risks, and other intangible value.
  • Partner with stakeholders, executive leaders, and department heads to understand business needs. Then, establish requirements, scope, and criteria for procurement projects.
  • The person should be well-versed in the latest procurement "science" of analysis, categorization, taxonomy related methods as well as supplier relationship management as being implemented by best-in-class companies.
  • Use vendor management best practices throughout negotiation, contracting, onboarding and renewal. Then, conduct regular vendor performance evaluations and supplier risk assessments.
  • Manage procurement resources and direct procurement activities required to support the planning and execution of procurement for operations.
  • Provide direction and expertise to procurement related activities in support of the planning and execution of operational requirements.
  • Represent Procurement at appropriate company strategy coordination meetings.
  • Ensure Sourcing is engaged in business development and proposal support activities.
  • Provide the necessary written, graphic, and pricing/cost information in support of the proposal process.  Provide budget estimates for anticipated materials, equipment, and services in support of the key materials.
  • Plan for and budget all the sourcing resources and systems necessary to support major domestic or international growth projects.
  • Establish and maintain effective training programs to develop existing personnel in support of Business strategies and objectives.
  • Understand and be aware of changing market conditions about availability and cost of procurement resources as well as movement and trends in the pricing of materials, equipment, and services.
  • Ensure full compliance with Procurement Policies and Procedures by the project procurement team.
  • Maintain performance metrics to measure the performance with regard to cost savings, on-time performance, and quality of goods and services.
  • Assist in the resolution of purchase order and subcontract disputes.
  • Performs other duties as needed.

You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Management, or related field required, and
  • 5-8 years of experience in Sourcing/Procurement with a focus on engineering and manufacturing
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the job duties and responsibilities.

You Are:

  • Knowledgeable of Company Business:
    • Understands major technical, organizational, and managerial structure related to operations management and projects.
    • Understands and applies corporate operating procedures.
    • Extensive knowledge of commercial purchasing, construction and professional services subcontracting, and contract law, as they relate to Company operations management and project delivery.
  • Able to show strong contracting and negotiation skills
  • Experienced in Risk Management, Business Ethics and transparency, Forecasting & Planning, and ROI evaluations
  • Able to understand overall corporate expectations, available resources and capabilities.
    • Has detailed working knowledge of division, business group, and of their experience, staff and capabilities in the markets and operating areas of assigned responsibility.
  • Able to effectively author contractual commitment documents, as well as internal and external communications and reports.
    • Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with operations, project, and construction management.
  • Familiar with strategic sourcing software experience
    • Uses computer in support of electronic mail, and standard Microsoft Office software.
  • Committed to our values
    • Safety matters most
    • Solve the impossible, embrace reality
    • People make the difference
    • Think like a team
    • Decisions drive results
    • Generosity of spirit
    • Enjoy the ride

Work Environment

The majority of the tasks involved with this position are performed in an open office environment.

Travel

Travel will be required up to 20% of the time.  Lincoln/Omaha - Nebraska residency required.

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