KIK Custom Products

  • MRO Purchasing Manager

    Job Location US-IL-Rosemont
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/26/2018 3:52 PM)
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    About KIK

    We are one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multi-billion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories.


    KIK Custom Manufacturing (“KCM”), a segment of KIK, is a leading contract manufacturer of HPC products in North America, serving over 100 CPG companies, including many of the leading players. Our multi-product manufacturing and packaging capabilities include an extensive portfolio of aerosol, liquid, gel and cream products, among others. We also offer OTC product manufacturing capabilities from our FDA-approved sites. Our record of product safety, focus on customer service and speed-to-market capabilities makes us a valuable supply chain partner for some of the world’s leading brands.


    Position Summary

    Manage Divisional Indirect / MRO Purchasing category with responsibilities for sourcing, negotiation, administration, implementation of supply agreements and/or purchasing strategic initiatives across all 7 KCM Division sites.  Other expectations include collaboration with Corporate initiatives, strategy development and execution, leading supplier relationship management (SRM) activities, maintaining responsibilities as the subject matter expert (SME), and leading cross functional teams in support of new or developing Indirect / MRO initiatives that drive value.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Develop and implement strategic plan for each MRO category
    • Deliver year-over-year cost savings through total cost management tools such as productivity improvement, value analysis/value engineering, lean, six-sigma, etc;
    • Lead Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) activities which include (but not limited to) RFQ preparation through source selection; i.e. develop RFx (Request for Proposal, Quotes, Information, etc.); analyze bid responses; finalize award selection
    • Develop contracts/long-term agreements with suppliers
    • Lead procurement activities in cross-functional teams with launch and delivery of new programs; i.e.  Development of approved professional service providers 
    • Support Maintenance and Operations functions to ensure budget accuracy and accountability
    • Develop a relationship and process that supports Corporate Indirect Purchasing initiatives
    • Enhance and execute processed that ensure compliance to MRO programs across all sites
    • Act as subject matter expert for category, maintain business intelligence, current knowledge of market trends, commodity data, and regulatory guidelines and employ best-in-class procurement methodology for the category


    • Bachelor degree required
    • Minimum 5 -7 years of Indirect / MRO Purchasing Management experience
    • Experience managing multiple sites and/or minimum of $10MM of spend a plus
    • Advanced contract administration and/or legal contract experience
    • CPM / CPIM certification a plus
    • Excellent PC skills to include Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, JD Edwards experience a plus
    • Excellent oral and written communications
    • Be able to travel in US and CD, travel requirements less than 25%



    KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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