Director Global Sourcing

at Solenis, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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Director Global Sourcing

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Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company's product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 41 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 5,200 professionals in 120 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit |Twitter | LinkedIn.


Solenis is staffed with great minds and powered by ingenuity. When you join the Solenis team, you become part of a global community of 5,200 experts who work together to provide advanced process and water treatment solutions. Our team members take pride in their ability to think dynamically and help solve our customers' unique challenges. If you're interested in becoming a part of our elite team, please explore our current career opportunities.









This role presents a great opportunity for a seasoned procurement leader who is passionate about enabling next-level procurement processes and strategy to drive efficiency, compliance, and professionalism across our global operations team. The Director of Procurement Operations is a player/coach position developing the procurement operations and compliance team while leading by example through a positive attitude, strong work ethic, placing the team before self-interests and personality of strong virtue. This role will also provide consistent processes, reporting and tools that develop streamlined processes to enable the Sourcing team to meet overall Financial, Service and Quality objectives.




Lead the overall Global Direct and Indirect Sourcing transformation to ensure a best in class Global Sourcing organization; create guidelines for championing communications, tracking, reporting and overall assessment of key performance metrics, root-cause analysis and corrective action plans (as necessary); collaborate with Global Sourcing leadership to develop annual targets and performance metrics; work with Finance/Business Analysis to develop annual plans, savings targets, and departmental budget.


Manage the Global Sourcing Operations team, with responsibilities for people management, recruiting, performance management, and development of the team. Work with Global Sourcing Leadership Team to identify priorities; develop and implement the specific initiatives that will move the Solenis Sourcing Organization to be best in class.


Partner with the Finance/Business Analysis team in the development, implementation, and reporting requirements of key metrics for sourcing organization effectiveness; establish clear and measurable goals that challenge sourcing to continuously improve using financial and quantitative data to manage; direct and develop sourcing process disciplines and management systems necessary to achieve objectives.


Coordinate the Global Direct and Indirect Sourcing teams with best practices, process improvements, strategic sourcing, spend classification, spend data enrichments, reporting, savings pipeline development, negotiations, contracts management, policies, procure-to-pay, new supplier creation, supplier due diligence, training, and technology platforms.


Develop an environment of robust collaboration and teamwork across Global Sourcing and with key internal and external stakeholder partners (e.g. Planning, Engineering, Manufacturing, Logistics, Distribution, Finance, IT, Legal, EHS & Product Regulatory, Internal Audit, Marketing, and supplier base); lead cross-functional savings and cash initiatives to drive value for Solenis.


Lead organizational benchmarking assessments for Global Sourcing; identify strategy, select solutions, support knowledge management, and lead implementation of best-in-class sourcing platforms... For full info follow application link.


Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including Minorities / Women/ Veterans / Disabled.


Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


Should you require assistance in applying to this opportunity, please reach out to Solenis Talent Acquisition at 1-888-756-2701.

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Job Posting: 826919

Posted On: Jul 27, 2021

Updated On: Jul 27, 2021