Strategic Procurement Lead, Parts Central / Curotto

Operating Company:? Environmental Solutions Group ? Parts Central / Curotto

Location: Fort Payne, AL

Reports To:? Operations and Controller Manager


The Strategic Procurement Lead, Parts is responsible for all procurement activities related to the purchasing of materials, approved goods and services for the Parts Central / Curotto location. This position will also provide inventory management for local production and spare parts in addition to supplies. The ideal candidate is a highly analytical, self-motivated, communicator with knowledge and application of purchasing cost reduction methods and the ability to apply them successfully.


  • Sources, selects, negotiates and approves the contract award for most commodity purchases or services as well as spot buy of non-stock items for location requirements.

  • Provides information to internal customers for pricing proposals.

  • Resolves specification issues prior to quoting process.

  • Achieves cost savings goals and delivers lowest cost alternatives for sourcing of products and services to meet business demands.

  • Manages inventory by reviewing requirements, entering purchase orders, and changing purchase orders as required.

  • Determines the need for expediting, follows up on late orders and monitors delivery performance taking corrective action as needed.

  • Reporting activities to include monthly savings, and weekly status.

  • Completes corporate program compliance review.

  • Resolves accounting discrepancies and processes supplier returns/rejections.

  • Initiates purchase parts approval process (PPAP) per standard operation procedures.

  • May lead or supervise purchasing personal or interns.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor?s Degree in Business, Accounting, Supply Chain or Logistics.

  • 5 years experience in procurement or purchasing.

  • 3 - 5 years experience in a manufacturing and/or distribution industry preferred.

  • Working knowledge of assigned commodity items.

  • Professional phone etiquette is a must.

  • Self-motivated and possesses the ability to complete tasks on-time and with little supervision.

  • General negotiation skills.

  • Intermediate analytical and mathematical skills.

  • Strong knowledge and experience of Microsoft Excel and Word.

  • Read and interpret part drawings.

  • Knowledge and application of purchasing cost reduction methods.

  • Material requirements planning (MRP) system and ERP purchasing system proficiency.

  • Thorough knowledge of purchasing terminology and practices.

  • Leadership and supervisory skills.

  • Preferred CPM/CPIM (Certified Purchasing Manager/Certified Production Inventory Manager).


Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships

Results Driven

Strategic Mindset


Ethics and Work Standards:?Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others.? Ensure that all business activities ? with both internal and external customers ? to be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.

Communication:? Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well organized reports in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.? Listens to understand input, feedback and concerns.? Provides complete information in an open, honest and straightforward manner.? Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.

Teamwork and Relationships:? Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.? Supports cooperation.? Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow Environmental Solutions Group business in the United States and abroad.? Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate.? Embraces a positive outlook.? Is respected and trusted by others.

Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution:?Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements.? Uses technical and analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost effective possible. Performs root-cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems.? Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives.? Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or creates opportunities that will increase productivity and create value.? Shares best practices with other employees across the business.

Accountability:??Accepts responsibility and accessibility for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects, programs, and duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems and progress of work in a timely manner.

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