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Honeywell Purchasing Manager in Overland Park, Kansas


Manages procurement activities for production and non-production products and services. Leads and executes strategies to achieve agreed upon service levels with internal and external customers. Teams with Strategic Sourcing, Quality Engineering, and Material Flow in the production environment to achieve and manage favorable commodities contracts. Teams with Facilities, IT, HS&E, HR, Finance, and Capital Equipment Coordinators in a non-production environment to achieve and manage multi-million dollar contracts and long term agreements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Determines functional objectives and manages organizational performance to achieve on-time delivery, quality and cost performance, and contract fulfillment for all purchased products and services.

  • Manages the Supplier Performance Management and HOS processes. Develops e-Sourcing support objectives, manages performance, and oversees department-wide tracking and reporting.

  • Develops and implements supply strategies to achieve world class material availability, purchase order alignment, and lead time reductions to deliver to master production schedule and plant support requirements. Develops and implements strategic inventory management to achieve operating plan objectives.

  • Develops and implements procurement strategies for infrastructure product and service requirements to support all business objectives, monitors support, and interfaces with cross-divisional infrastructure management personnel to create cohesive and integrated procurement plans. Participates in strategy and decision processes leading to outsourcing of services, and manages associated procurement activity.

  • Provides for formation and oversight of effective commodity and natural customer-focused teams.

  • Interfaces with internal organizations to formulate and implement strategies necessary to increase business flexibility, responsiveness to the customer, and control of internal process variation.

  • Fosters continuous improvement approaches, implementing Six Sigma methodologies to increase efficiencies in all aspects of the business.

  • Evaluates business trends and structures, identifies skill requirements, and mentors/coaches individual and group development to increase organizational agility and integrative business practices.

  • Ensures compliance with prime contract executive orders, public law, NNSA approved procedures, DEAR/FAR requirements, and appropriate supply chain management principles.

  • Develops and executes supplier base optimization strategies that yield the most economic supply/service cost results.

  • Provides direction to Buyers in negotiations with suppliers. Manages supply chain training to employees within the Integrated Supply Chain.

  • Seeks customers and stakeholder feedback and recommends strategies aligned with contemporary business best practices.

  • Directly supervises employees and performs other managerial responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining associates; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Travel as necessary.

  • Conducts activities in a safe and healthy manner and works in accordance with established HS&E requirements to ensure the protection of employees, the public, and the environment. Takes actions necessary to "stop" work when an unsafe condition or action is identified. Every employee has the right and responsibility to stop work when unsafe conditions or actions are identified.

You Must Have

  • Eight or more years of multi-functional supply chain/procurement experience for a manufacturing business.

  • Bachelor's degree in appropriate business or technical field in a technical, professional or administrative field. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Experience administering procurement contracts and influencing the establishment of contract parameters.

  • Advance experience in project/team leadership role with achievement of high quality results and demonstrated technical awareness with the analysis, diagnostic and project management applications of ERP and related business systems.

  • Practical experience/compliance with FAR/DEAR procurement requirements. Prior supervisory experience preferred.

We Value

  • Business appropriate certification(s) preferred (e.g. CPM).

  • Thorough knowledge of purchasing procedures, products, services and strategic supplier management concepts. Must be able to identify and leverage contemporary, commercial and government contracting best practices from a strategic sourcing perspective.

  • Thorough, applied understanding of FAR/DEAR procurement requirements and ERP systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify, initiate, and execute innovative supply chain best practices and strategies resulting in significant improvements in supply chain operations.

  • Strong business acumen with solid analytical, cost management, and quality system awareness.

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communications skills.

  • Computer proficiency with relevant business systems (e.g. ERP) and Microsoft applications.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify, initiate, and execute innovative supply chain operations; ability to lead change initiatives within supply chain systems and processes.

  • Highly effective organizational, interpersonal, communication and team leadership skills. Analytical skills including the use of six sigma tools to achieve results; green belt required.

  • Thorough, applied understanding of FAR/DEAR regulations.

  • History of exhibiting a bias for action while maintaining exceptional customer service.

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.