Director of Purchasing Sioux City, IA Responsibilities:Drive value added programs and new technologies for more efficient procurement activities and efficient programs like VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory), consignment purchase programs.Seeks opportunities to leverage the Company's volumes, knowledge, and relationships across multiple divisions.Collaborates with management team to conceive, create, develop, implement and monitor comprehensive and effective strategic plans to improve global sourcing initiatives and objectives.Reviews and approves purchases over a specified dollar amount as well as non-routine purchases.Directs strategic sourcing of raw materials and services that align with divisional goals and objectives.Effectively communicates globally with all executive levels and operational management to ensure that goals and objectives are being met.Manages logistics activities to include transportation strategy for inbound raw materials and finished goods.Develops KPI's (key performance indicators) for purchasing department.Effectively manages vendor pricing and audits with commination to other departments.Responsible for sourcing planning, including current inventory and forecast demand, in collaboration with all suppliers and Sabre operational requirements.Manages purchasing department staff according to company standards (appraisals, training, development, discipline, etc.).Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements:Minimum of 10 years' experience in purchasing and supply chain functions.Experience in leading and supervising professionals, both indirect and direct reports.Advanced knowledge and proficiency with computer software to include, but not limited to: ERP/MRP systems and Microsoft office products such as Outlook, Excel, Word and Power-Point.Must possess excellent organizational and planning skills in order to coordinate and execute multiple projects simultaneouslyMust have the ability to work independently and perform work with minimal direction and supervision.Must have professional and effective English communication skills for verbal and written correspondence.Team player, self-starter, results-oriented and organized with a strong attention to detail; able to complete tasks and customer requests within a timely manner.This is an office position requiring the use of office equipment such as a computer, copier, fax, phone, etc. most of the day.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to type, finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift and /or move up to 25 pounds.Must be able to pass a standard vision test.Educational Requirements:Bachelor's DegreeShift:Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm, Overtime and Weekends as neededSabre Industries is an EOE: M/F/Vets/Disabled