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Greene, Tweed & Co Limited

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted June 9, 2021.

At Greene, Tweed, you’ll find the cutting-edge technology, world-class polymer expertise and endless advancement opportunities you’d expect from a multi-national industry leader. You’ll find them all in an environment that embraces diversity in people and opinions, moves decision making to the point of impact, and celebrates your success.

If you enjoy continuous learning and are excited about working with and creating technological solutions, explore career opportunities with Greene, Tweed.

  • Builds and maintains profiles of supply market and key suppliers (including both current and potential suppliers)
  • Establishes and communicates the vision and strategic direction for assigned categories
  • Develops and executes appropriate market sector strategies aligning the market to Greene Tweed’s internal demand, and ensuring approval/support from the organization
  • Utilizes strategic sourcing within area of responsibility
  • Employs financial analysis and economic modeling skills to evaluate supplier proposal pricing and develop flexible contractual pricing models which accommodate inflation, currency, scope changes, and other areas of risk mitigation and cost control
  • Provides on-going contract cost management and risk management
  • Champions and supports the deployment of the appropriate purchase to pay solutions
  • Develops and implements supplier performance management strategies and measurement criteria for their market sector
  • Advise in the development and direction of category sourcing plans and cross business teams directly connected with key stakeholders (budget and P&L owners). The needs are derived from close connection and understanding of their business strategies with impacts of spend
  • Provide leadership to drive continuous improvement in spend management processes and implemented tactics to drive compliance across the company
  • Continually develop strong relationships with internal business partners across the company and stay connected with their individual business strategies and needs
  • Develop, execute and manage supplier contracts and agreements
  • Execute the defined strategic sourcing process and drive utilization of tools and techniques aligned with the process framework and architecture
  • Work effectively across business units with different objectives in the creation and implementation of procurement strategies for complex spend categories

Required Minimum Qualifications

Education/Certifications: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in supply chain, marketing, or engineering

Skills and Experience:

  • 7+ years demonstrated progressive Supply Chain experience in Category Management
  • Demonstrated skills in working effectively across business or functional lines and partnering with the businesses and departments to meet objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others
  • Strong negotiations, interpersonal and communications skills
  • Professional, ethical personal conduct and demeanor
  • Experience conducting business and negotiating
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex pricing proposals and formulate a strategic plan
  • Proven ability to work in a matrix, leading or participation on teams across reporting lines, for example segment teams, pricing teams, product launch teams
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Experience as a leader/manager of a team

Physical Requirements:

Standing Occasionally (16-45%)

Sitting Frequently (46-100%)

Lifting Up to 10lbs without assistance

Carrying Up to 10lbs without assistance

Walking Frequently (46-100%)

Hearing Ability to detect noises with or without corrective device(s)

Vision Clarity of vision, with or without corrective lenses

Mental Requirements:

Problem Solving Frequently (46-100%)

Making Decisions Ability to make decisions that have a significant impact

Supervise Frequently (46-100%)

Interpret Data Frequently (46-100%)

Organize Frequently (46-100%)

Read/Write Frequently (46-100%)

Communication Frequently (46-100%)

High Temperatures Rarely (0-15%)

Low Temperatures Rarely (0-15%)

Noises Moderate (business office with computers, printers and light office noises)

Fumes Exposure Rarely (0-15%)

Note: This Job Description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the Supervisor. All requirements are subject to change and updates.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance, 401K savings plan, paid time-off, tuition assistance and more, to meet the diverse needs of all employees and their family members.

EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Greene, Tweed, a Federal Contractor, is an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

NOTE: Greene, Tweed is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities, unless they have a written agreement for the position they are contacting us about. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at GT without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of Greene, Tweed, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Greene, Tweed as a result of the referral or through other means.

At Greene Tweed we believe that our true capability as a technology-focused company comes from our employees. Every customer challenge is solved by a team, and members are engaged across departments. From engineering and manufacturing, to sales and marketing, we work together using cutting-edge technology to assess problems, recommend solutions, and bring them into reality.

The tools of social business bring voices from around the world together in collaboration. And advanced capabilities such as FEA and state-of-the-art laboratories allow for comprehensive testing, analysis, and predictive modeling. Our manufacturing facilities expand the limits of possibility in fabrication. And embedded Lean Six Sigma upholds the highest levels of quality and efficiency during production.

This process of development is fundamental to Greene Tweed’s ability to solve critical challenges. And it means going beyond the right tools, and seeking out the right people.