director, purchasing & sourcing

The director, purchasing and sourcing is responsible for leading the sourcing and supply chain functions to minimize overall cost and ensure continuity of supply while improving supplier quality, supply chain innovation and service. This position is responsible for developing, maintaining and managing the organizational structure necessary to formulate procurement strategies and implement programs that partner with company business leaders at all levels to inform business plans, processes and systems that support company goals and policies. This position will collaborate with multiple stakeholders including supply vendors for direct materials, indirect goods and professional services to support operations and growth.

director, purchasing & sourcing

essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Own all aspects of purchasing and sourcing which includes service delivery, client satisfaction, achievement of savings targets and program P&L performance, hedging, as well as driving account growth opportunities.
  • Lead and drive sourcing projects across multiple direct spend categories including but not limited to raw materials, outsourcing components, and other business functions.
  • Participate in the global IPS purchase and sourcing group cooperating with Directors in different countries and participate in global deals.
  • Lead, manage and develop the purchasing team to build a best in class procurement organization.
  • Devise category management strategies and an annual sourcing calendar for all indirect spend categories and build consensus with client business stakeholders.
  • Build comprehensive negotiation plans to support strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Partner with other functions such as finance, legal, and governance to ensure all processes are completed in compliance with Aalberts IPSA procedures.
  • Implement a comprehensive supplier relationship management program to effectively manage suppliers to maintain the highest standards for quality, delivery, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Identify & execute strategic initiatives that drive innovation, value and savings to our clients while improving processes to reduce cycle time and/or cost and improve quality.
  • Understand industry trends and growth sectors to improve the overall procurement function.
  • Travel to Aalberts IPSA manufacturing sites and vendors as required.


qualifications and requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field plus 10 years of progressive leadership experience in strategic sourcing and procurement across a broad set of categories, as well as project, program, and account management.
  • Strategic Sourcing and Procurement experience within a manufacturing setting, experience with sourcing components related to the valves industry is preferred.
  • Must have strong negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills, including formulating partnerships with customers, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Proven expertise implementing and managing change across all levels of an organization; prior implementation and adoption of eProcurement systems is a plus.
  • Outstanding organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to undertake many projects, effectively prioritize the workload, and meet deadlines.

 desired skills:

  • Ability to effectively manage, coach, and counsel others.
  • Demonstrated success in managing suppliers, negotiating and managing high-value contracts.
  • Analytically adept with the ability to interpret complex data for informed decision-making and to assess results.
  • Strong problem solving and leadership skills.
  • Entrepreneurial aptitude with a commitment to client service.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships, communicate effectively and influence. 



Aalberts integrated piping systems Americas, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. At Aalberts IPSA, we are committed to treating all Applicants fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

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