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Procurement Manager

Company: Rain For Rent
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Education and/or Experience:Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or equivalent from four-year college or technical school, or five to ten or more years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.

  • Knowledge of pump, pipe, tank, and manufacturing is preferred.
  • Experience in the rental, manufacturing, agriculture, or industrial industry is preferred.
  • Experience with PC based software required.
  • Experience with implementation of pull-system replenishment systems in supplier/vendor relationships, lean manufacturing.
  • Project management experience required, including demonstrated project management, analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities.
  • Six Sigma. Lean certification, APICS and/or CPM a plus.
  • International sourcing experience desired.
  • Knowledge of liquids handling and storage a plus.
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Develop and maintain a high-performance culture in the function, resulting in continued success meeting functional KPIs/metrics and improved levels of customer service to internal and external
    • Manage the Company's procurement process by identifying and implementing process improvements to increase efficiency and
    • Identify vendor opportunities and challenges and partner with the departments and branches to ensure appropriate Support goods and services needs for internal customers (branch network).
    • Negotiate contract terms with key suppliers to ensure value for money, quality standards and delivery terms with technical and operational input from stakeholders if
    • Assists with selecting and managing suppliers, as well as contracting services.
    • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products, or substitute materials, coordinate with Fleet, Marketing/Sales, and Engineering to roll out new products.
    • Creates and implements training based on the proper use and functions of company procurement software for branch staff and internal departments.
    • Identify and implement opportunities to reduce costs and improve service from Vendors. Own and update cost savings KPIs.
    • Analyze, design, plan, manage, and coordinate assigned projects to meet performance targets, project expectations, project timelines and capital spending limits.
    • Control purchasing and warehouse department
    • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power.
    • Ensure strong communication between teams under leadership to facilitate exchange of information and to implement change and
    • Collaborate internally to ensure accurate forecasting and inventory
    • Manage the Warehouse staff by ensuring proper inventory levels, storage, retrieval and timely delivery of goods; shipment loading and transferring, document recording data entry into system.
    • Travel to branch and vendor locations as needed to develop strong vendor/branch relationships.
    • Responsible for managing relationships and negotiating with key suppliers at a strategic
      Supervisory Responsibilities:Manages 7 or more employees in the Procurement Department and Warehouse Department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interview, hiring and training employees; planning, and assigning work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.
      Competencies:
      • Strong working knowledge of inventory planning, forecasting techniques as well as operational systems and warehouse
      • Inquisitive, detail-oriented with strong quantitative analytical skills and an innovative approach to problem
      • Excellent MS Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) capabilities required.
      • Knowledge of Power BI is preferred.
      • Strong written communication and presentation skills required.
        What we do:Rain for Rent moves water every day. We are the leading provider of temporary liquid handling solutions and are known for our systems engineering expertise, ability to tackle complex jobs cost effectively, and providing high value to organizations with critical liquid management issues. Our experienced teams, backed by skilled engineers, are continually working to redefine what is expected from a liquids handling provider by developing new equipment and harnessing technology for the most demanding environments. Our Rain for Rent solutions exceed customers' expectations for service and quality for their water-handling, irrigation and temporary liquid-storage problems. We strive to effectively and efficiently complete projects safely, on time and the right the first time.
        Rain for Rent's employees are proud to work for this family owned business which has been in business for more than 80 years. We are committed to providing consistent, quality products and services to customers across the U.S., Canada and the UK from more than 65 locations. Honesty and integrity are valued at Rain for Rent and employees are committed to exceeding expectations for service and quality to our customers.
        What we offer:--- Advancing your career through company provided training and development--- A competitive base salary--- Nine paid holidays and paid time off program--- Tuition reimbursement--- Employees also participate in excellent Benefits including: Medical, dental, vision and a matching 401k plan
        When you join the Rain for Rent team, you will have the opportunity to make friends in the course of doing good business and can contribute positively to your community. The choice is easy. Join the Rain for Rent team today!
        Rain for Rent is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.

Keywords: Rain For Rent, Bakersfield , Procurement Manager, Executive , Bakersfield, California

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