Site Procurement and Material Control Manager

CF Industries Holdings

CF Industries Holdings

Claremore, OK, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2023

At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining CF, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you’ll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas. You’ll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions. Our eight manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy.



Job Summary:

Job Summary:
The Site Procurement and Material Control Manager leads the CF Industries site procurement and materials control organization by supporting the strategic direction of the company-wide function and building an organization that will expertly execute procurement and material control processes, all appropriately integrated with relevant business functions. Promote strategic and operational guidance in the key areas of company-wide volume aggregation and standardization, supplier base optimization, and the development of cost-saving synergies across all functions and locations. The incumbent provides leadership in identifying and implementing best practices in all procurement and material control processes, and builds supportive internal and external relationships within procurement and material control, with other functions, and at the plant management level.

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:

Strategic Accountabilities

Leads the site based procurement team to deliver to the long term and annual goals of the procurement function in alignment with the business and site specific plans. Serves as the owner of the procurement process at the site and engages strategically to transform procurement processes and increase accountability of procurement in alignment with the business. Participates in the long term strategic plan and the annual goal setting process addressing the key areas of cost, safety, risk, reliability, continuous improvement, technology adoption, supplier innovation and service. Drives improvement in turnaround and capital project planning, contracting and execution. Creates a highly collaborative procurement and materials control culture by providing the appropriate level of communication, governance and metrics. Understands and leverages knowledge of the company’s and competitor’s products, industry trends, and superior business practices, and integrates the same into procurement operations in ways that achieve competitive advantage. Develops and executes the risk management plan that addresses key risks in contract management, supply, supplier management and procurement processes. Enables and manages the capability improvement of the procurement and material control team members in all areas of leadership, behaviors and procurement competencies in order to enhance business results and succession planning. Develops and implements key sourcing strategies at the site, regional and potentially global level. Facilitates continuous engagement with the stakeholder community in the procurement process and category management. Supports the “One Company” philosophy in all procurement initiatives. Manages key supplier relationships in conjunction with stakeholders to increase alignment and value generation between the supplier and CF. Drives process standardization and optimization in procurement strategies as well as within the areas of supplier management, risk management, supplier qualification and the procure to pay process.

Operational Accountabilities

Participates in site leadership meetings and support site initiatives around safety, reliability and the community. Facilitates key interactions across the sites and with the Corporate office. Leads the procurement function at the site in pursuit of sourcing strategies that increase productivity, improve supplier performance and reduce costs. Ensures on-going efficiencies of the procurement and material control functions by reporting quarterly on the progress being made with regard to the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Ensures appropriate communication and implementation of all procurement related policies, practices and process improvements to all affected employees. Coordinates and promotes the work of CF category and improvement teams. Ensures that inventory stock outs are optimally minimized and provide leadership to facilitate cross-functional evaluation of the appropriate level of spare parts inventory through the use of various inventory control techniques. Manages the warehouse to ensure good safety processes are in place; housekeeping standards are kept and best practices in material control are implemented. Leads supplier qualification efforts including potential introduction of new suppliers. Manages appropriate supply and service agreements, and facilitate any necessary improvements to increase accuracy, visibility and productivity and to ensure compliance to the contract management and sourcing process and any applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Segments supply base on the basis of impact and implements supplier performance management and continuous improvement process accordingly with appropriate KPIs and governance. Facilitates claim management including proactive mitigation and resolution.

Internal Controls:

Establishes and implements processes and procedures to meet departmental internal controls requirements. Ensures that established processes/procedures are followed as designed. Works with Internal Controls Department to identify deficiencies in existing processes/procedures, the need for new ones, and the extent to which such processes/procedures are being followed. Develops and implements corrective actions with regard to department internal controls as necessary.

Successful incumbents will have:

Bachelor’s Degree required preferably in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or other related disciplines. MBA is desired but not essential. Minimum of 7 years’ experience in procurement, supply chain, engineering or other commercial experience with at least 3 years at the supervisory-level. Track record of delivering substantial results in a complex organization. Experience in developing and deploying regional strategies and processes. Certification in procurement or supply management desirable. Experience in managing strategic relationships with external suppliers. Excellent technical knowledge of good procurement practice including negotiation, demand management, supplier qualification, sourcing, bidding and contracting, supplier performance management and risk management. Knowledge of SAP, Ariba and other procurement systems. Experience in heavy industrial environment, knowledge of chemical manufacturing and major capital projects.

Position Scope/Contribution:

The Site Procurement and Material Control Manager promotes strategic and operational guidance in key areas of company-wide volume aggregation, process standardization and control, supplier performance, and the development of cost saving synergies across all functions and at x site. The position has x direct reports and approximately y indirect reports in both the procurement and material control functions.

The site expenditures are approximately x million relating to the acquisition of material, repairs, operating supplies, services and other areas of spend. The department also has oversight over about $y million in inventory spare parts including $z million in capital spares.

What We Offer:

You’ll enjoy competitive compensation, consisting of base pay plus an incentive program available to all full-time employees, and a comprehensive benefits package including high-quality healthcare options, a well-being incentive program, 401k, life and disability insurance, generous time off (with time off to volunteer) and much more! Additionally, we offer several Flexible Work Arrangements to support a healthy work-life balance.

You will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work, and you’ll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas. You’ll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and gain a sense of fulfillment.

  • CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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