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Director of Procurement - Sioux Falls, SD

Company: POET
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT POETAt POET, it is our mission to be good stewards of the Earth by converting renewable resources to energy and other valuable goods as effectively as humanly possible. For over thirty years our drive and passion to change the world has enabled us to become the largest producer and marketer of bioethanol and leader in bio-based products in the world. Beyond our world-class culture, POET team members enjoy competitive pay and benefits including;

  • Health, dental, & vision insurance
  • A multifaceted wellness program encompassing the whole person - mentally, physically, and spiritually. We support health freedoms and personal choices.
  • 401K with company match
  • Premium pay for qualifying positions
  • Quarterly profit sharing
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Onsite fitness centers or fitness reimbursements
  • Safety and cold weather gear, and more!
    ABOUT POET BIOPROCESSINGOur 33 bioprocessing facilities produce 3 billion gallons of bioethanol, 14 billion pounds of Dakota Gold distillers grain animal feed and nearly 1 billion pounds of our Voila corn oil. That's a lot of product! We also provide plant-based products like CO2 for the food and beverage industry and purified alcohol for use in products ranging from food and beverage ingredients and personal care products to cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and industrial bioethanol. POET also produces JIVE, a product that contributes to more sustainable roadways by using plant-based ingredients to help recycle old asphalt. We also buy over 930 million bushels of corn per year from local producers. It is our role at POET Bioprocessing to ensure safe, efficient, and profitable operations at each facility. JOB SUMMARYAs Director of Procurement, you will be responsible for the procurement function at POET. You will drive strategic decision-making, logistics, and maintain best in class procurement practices. You will negotiate heavily, determine policies and practices, and develop a world-class buying function. The Director of Procurement leads the business to the best possible outcome with a long-range vision, great communication, and a "Can Do" attitude. DURING A TYPICAL DAY (IF THERE IS ONE), YOU WILL---
    • Lead a team of Buyers responsible for maintaining vendor relationships, negotiating the best value for POET, performing strategic analysis and decision-making on behalf of 33 bioprocessing facilities and our construction division.
    • Foster relationships with strategic suppliers to create innovative and collaborative partnerships.
    • Drive, participate, and evolve development of long-term strategies to generate supply chain success while supporting and influencing internal stakeholders.
    • Support key category initiatives by providing direction in supplier evaluation, selection & management, commercial agreements negotiation, data analytics, and pricing reviews.
    • Support processes to ensure best in class service from POET vendors for internal customers.
    • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.
    • Develop and drive risk management strategies.
    • Keep informed of new developments, methods, and techniques in the profession and supplier industry.
    • Initiate and lead improvement projects to current processes and policies.
    • Collaborate with bioprocessing and EPC technical staff to ensure specifications and quality expectations continue to be met.
    • Partner with other procurement staff to ensure accurate and timely delivery with excellent customer service to our bioprocessing facilities and construction projects.
    • Effectively manage the team by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training team members. Leadership responsibilities also include delegating, coaching, managing performance and career development to effectively execute departmental strategies and support company objectives.
    • Since we're all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skill may be put to a lot of other uses! STRENGTHS OF A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
      • Degree in business or technical field and 5 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • P.M. or equivalent certification preferred.
      • Great interpersonal skills, possessing a high degree of professionalism and customer service.
      • Demonstrated leadership, negotiation, and relationship-building skills.
      • Strong strategic and analytical skills to include complex analysis.
      • Strong written and oral communication skills, decision-making, and problem-solving abilities.
      • Excellent organizational and time management skills as well as the ability to adapt to change.
      • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic and changing environment.
      • Eager to change the world.
      • You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite. You're capable of learning new programs.
        GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN POETAt POET we believe in recognizing team member contributions as they add value to the organization. Team member skills and contributions are frequently assessed and recognized through incentives and title progression. New team member titles and pay are determined considering their qualifications. WORK ENVIRONMENT
        • Culture is king at POET. We're all on the same team. We always communicate. And we park our egos at the door. These aren't just slogans on our walls. It's the way we do things at POET.
        • This position is largely self-directed and requires a thorough understanding of company policy, procedures, and value.
        • Some travel required.
        • This position operates in office environment working at a personal computer where you may sit or stand. POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
          Not ready to apply yet?Join POET's Talent Network to stay connected and receive updates on the latest careers!Copy and paste this link to join: https://careers-poet.icims.com/connect

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