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Globe 24-7 Pty Ltd


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Head of Purchasing


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Mexico, Nuevo León, Monterrey 

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Job Description:

A well-known International Company is currently searching for an experienced Head of Purchasing to provide direct expertise for the direct and indirect component's material purchasing of the heavy machinery division manufacturing.

The Company

Our client is an internationally leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment that also helps to shape technological advances in many other industries with over 70 years of expertise and presented in 47 countries. The company has selected Globe 24-7 Inc. as a recruitment partner to successfully source the aforementioned position and add value to the wider recruitment strategy with market knowledge, trends and a previous track record in conducting similar searches.

The Position

The Head of Purchasing manages all aspects of purchasing to efficiently and cost-effectively support organizational operation.


  • Design, plan and implement sourcing and purchasing strategies

  • Manage vendor as supplier selection process based on price, quality, support, capacity and reliability

  • Analyze market and delivery systems in order to assess present and future material availability

  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures

  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials

  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers

  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure clear requirements documentation

  • Develops, lead and execute purchasing strategies

  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness

  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms

  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power

  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking

  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers

  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries

  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand

  • Arrange for disposal of surplus materials

  • Work with suppliers, manufactures and internal departments

  • Maintain a database of approved suppliers

  • Build and maintain relationship with suppliers and vendors

  • Negotiate lower pricing

  • Search and source potential suppliers and vendors

  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness

  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks

  • Determine and track KPI's

  • Provide reports for upper management

  • Keep a constant check on stock levels

The Requirements

  • Fluent in English and Spanish, German is an asset

  • Good knowledge of procurement basics, theories, and processes

  • Problem-solving and target oriented

  • Leadership focused on process improvement and team-building

  • Hands on to pursuing and Applying solutions

  • Willingness and ability to work in a global, multi-cultural environment with good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Knowledge of Outlook Contact Management systems; Access Database software; Explorer Internet software; BAAN for Order Processing, Inventory, Manufacturing, and Cost Calculation system, or equivalent ERP system; Project Management software; Excel Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software

  • Ability to effectively analyze, prepare and present information to boards of directors

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration, international business or related

  • Experience: Minimum 8 years on purchasing area, Sourcing, Manufacturing or related

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical documents and specifications, financial reports, and legal documents (is an asset)

  • Travel Requirements: Travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time

The Rewards

The position offers a competitive remuneration package.

Contact Us

Please apply directly by submitting your resume, preferably as a Microsoft Word document