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Procurement Excellence Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 2022.5.4.327474
    • Job Location: Mason, OH
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 25, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Founded in 1925, Festo Corporation is the leading worldwide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs.  For many years Festo has been providing impetus for factory automation and offers a wide product and service portfolio – from individual components to complex customized solutions and system. As a family-owned company, we act from a holistic perspective. We take responsibility for our actions globally and locally, we want to contribute to the quality of life and conservation of resources where we operate with new technologies, knowledge and education.


At Festo, we hire people who continuously live our five core Values:

  • We are Ambitious
  • We are Determined
  • We are Visionary
  • We Value Each Other
  • We are Dependable

Position: Procurement Excellence Manager


Summary: Reporting to the Head of Procurement – North America, the Procurement Excellence Manager is responsible for a wide range of duties to direct, support and enable improvements in Procure-to-Pay (P2P) activities. The role will lead the Procurement organization in North America and related processes to world-class performance based on proven business models, lean principles, rational organization setup, and the use of relevant information technology. The Procurement Excellence Manager will drive and/or participate in the implementations of work setups, methods, responsibilities and technologies to ensure that business processes are optimized and systems are scalable and fully deployed, consistent with Global Procurement plans. This role will oversee enhancements of the systems within Festo North America procurement operations.


Role and Responsibilities

  • Implementation and continuous improvement of Procurement processes, including methods and tools used by Festo in North America:
  • Builds efficiency in Procurement through Digitalization and Shared Services
  • Supports system upgrades (e.g., SAP, others) and adherence to ISO standards (ISO 9001, ISO 13485, etc.)
  • Identification of opportunities and risks in the interfaces with other business partners - Drives improvements and proactive risk assessment(s) and countermeasures [upstream]
  • Improvements in the information infrastructure and data transparency in Procurement - Ensures proper implementation and consistent execution of customer driven requirements, improvements in controls, and regulatory compliance; Document control
  • Orchestrates strategy deployment, synchronizing changes in processes and procedures with Quality, Finance, HR and other functional groups - Assist auditors [internal/external] and address open topics.
  • Builds and monitor KPI’s for Procurement Operations
  • Determination of the maturity level of the Purchasing Units in the region - Elaboration and execution of improvement plans
  • Development and execution of training concepts

Experience and Skills:


  • Professional experience in consulting, auditing or business-process related services; Project management certification preferred
  • Excellent communication - Self-motivated, persuasive and with problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of business processes in the Manufacturing industry
  • SAP skills preferred
  • Finance, Engineering, Information Technology or Supply-Chain studies - Or equivalent

Festo Corporation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and those laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. For your reference: EEO is the Law Poster