Director, Procurement, Power Tool Accessories
Sparks Glencoe, MD 
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Apex Tool Group is an equal opportunityemployer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Director, Procurement, Power Tool Accessories - Lexington, SC

Are you a highly motivated Procurement professional ready to take on a new and exciting challenge? If so, come join our Global Procurement Organization (GPO) as Director, Procurement, Power Tool Accessories

You will manage the fast-growing Global Power Tool Accessories category and will be responsible fordeveloping a strategic plan to support the organizations growth initiatives including leading new product development, supplier selection, supplier development, and ongoing supplier management. You will be responsible for ensuring all policies and procedures are adhered to, especially those related to compliance and/or other recognized legal and ethical practices related to global sourcing. In addition, you will support efforts to improve working capital performance through improved payment terms, productivity improvements and cost savings initiatives.

You will report to our VP, Global Procurement and will work closely with other members of our Global Procurement organization to support Corporate strategic objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Development, implementation, and communication of our corporate-wide Global Procurement Strategy, specifically the Procurement strategy for the Power Tool Accessories category
  • Own supplier partnerships and supplier relationship management for the specified segment, including the management of policies and procedures
  • Establish key performance indicators and performance standards for category and suppliers; monitor the performance of all suppliers on an ongoing basis to ensure sustained success
  • Identify and implement key changes to the global supply chain that result in operations improvement
  • Conduct market analysis to assess environmental conditions to determine a "buy best" approach evaluating value beyond price (e.g. Innovation, Growth, Life-Cycle Costs, Working Capital, and Capex) while ensuring material continuity and minimizing supply risk management objectives
  • Deliver year-over-year cost savings (5 to 8%) while creating an environment that demands and expects sustainable results
  • Work with key business leaders to ensure the Procurement strategy aligns with the overall strategic plan
  • Lead negotiation strategy development, as well as conduct negotiations for newly created partnerships and for existing partnerships as agreements expire; oversee RFI and RFP processes
  • Oversee supplier qualification and certification programs
  • Develop and lead a global team of procurement professionals

Critical Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree Business, Supply Chain or a related field
  • 10+ years' experience sourcing, power tool accessories experience a plus
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of supplier market and category spend
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of Strategic Planning, Sourcing Strategy Formulation and Implementation, Supplier Analysis and Negotiation
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills and abilities; high integrity
  • Skilled in negotiation strategies and tactics to achieve desired outcomes; ability and capacity to develop and plan tailored strategies based on respective category
  • Demonstrated ability to influence senior management, teams, and individuals across multiple cultures, disciplines and geographies
  • Ability to act as a change agent influencing others to buy-in to improvement strategies
  • Excellent analytic skills using Supply Chain, Procurement software and Excel; SAP preferred
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Ability to effectively problem solve
  • Able to travel internationally as well as domestically

AtApex Tool Group (,we build innovation. Each day, our associates strive to find new and exciting ways to help our customers solve their most complex challenges. By harnessing our global resources, unprecedented insights and spirit for service, we build more than just tools for the jobsite - we help build the future.

ATG is a global manufacturer of hand and power tools, tool storage and accessories, chain, and electronic soldering solutions with more than $1.2 billion in annual revenues. Our 6,700 associates around the world have built powerhouse brands like GEARWRENCH, SATA, Crescent, Cleco, Weller and APEX. Our brands are trusted by the professional trades and DIY enthusiasts alike. With our roots dating back to the 1800's, our tools have driven technological advancements that drive efficiency, speed and safety for customers in a broad range of commercial and consumer markets.

As part of the ATG team, you will move fast, think globally, learn from your colleagues and grow your career. You'll enjoy competitive benefits, a healthy work/life balance and have opportunities to give back to the communities we serve.

Our six core values - Customers Come First, Integrity in All We Do, Continuous Improvement, Innovation for Growth, Passion to Succeed and Best Talent, One Team - drive our daily decisions. Connect with us on social media to learn more - Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

If your goal is to work where finding a better way never ends and your ideas become reality, join us and say #WeBuildATG!


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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