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Manager of Procurement, Global Manufacturing Leader

A longtime Hemphill client, a large, global organization, is searching nationally for a strategic leader to head up all aspects of procurement for a large manufacturing plant in Lincoln, NE.  This is an opportunity to build, create, set strategy and build a culture in a department full of low hanging fruit and opportunities for process improvement.  Partner up alongside a stable leadership team that is genuinely excited to roll out the red carpet for a new leader to take this function from good to great.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Take stock of how the procurement department is being run today, and benchmark this function against industry best practices
  • Set a strategic vision for the future, and build a plan for how this division will handle contract negotiation, pricing analysis, forecasting, research and vendor capacity
  • Team up with the General Manager and each functional leader at the plant level, to collaborate and push this location forward, with each division working in unison
  • Collaborate with procurement leaders globally, teaming up to raise the bar and assist each other

 

Our client is searching for an expert, who can step into this plant and do a deep assessment of the quality of this function, and is offering excellent cash compensation, benefits and relocation for the right candidate.  This is an excellent opportunity to head up procurement for a large plant location, with clear growth into a larger, regional role with potential opportunities to grow into a global position in the years ahead.  This is an excellent opportunity to make your mark, and do something special, working for smart, appreciative leaders who put people first.

 

To learn more, call Jeff Kovar at 402.334.4800 *216 or send your resume to jkovar@hemphillsearch.com   Job Number 7962JK.

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Jeff Kovar

402-334-4800 ext. 216

jkovar@hemphillsearch.com

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    Jeff has more than 10 years of experience within accounting and financial recruiting. A key factor in Jeff's success is his passion to build long-standing relationships while focused on an in-depth understanding of the strengths, interests, and career goals of each individual he works with. Jeff takes pride in his role, and knows that helping an individual step up to a position where they are focused on their strengths, while having the opportunity to grow professionally, are key factors in identifying the "right match." "It is incredibly rewarding to know that we have helped make a real difference in the life of an individual when we place them into a company where they are well positioned for success, happiness, and career growth."

    Jeff understands that the biggest factor contributing to the success of a leader is their ability to identify, hire, develop, and retain high quality employees. Jeff is tenacious in his recruitment and careful while selecting individuals who will be successful and happy in their new position long-term. It is all about the "right match" so, Jeff pushes himself to make sure that the companies and the individuals we assist have found the right solution!

    Jeff graduated from Millard South High School where he played basketball and was active in student council. Jeff had fun while investing six years coaching youth basketball in the Omaha Parochial Athletic League and the Millard Junior High feeder league. Jeff studied Pre-Law at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and then transferred to Creighton where he switched his major to Organizational Communication. Prior to joining Hemphill Search Group, Jeff worked in corporate foreign currency exchange, with Travelex and Custom House, who are both now owned by Western Union Business Solutions.

    Jeff and his wife Jenny grew up in Omaha and met while in High School. They are very active and enjoy playing golf, traveling, and cheering the Cornhusker Football and Basketball teams, and they are also enthusiastic Creighton Basketball fans. Jeff and Jenny have a young and growing family, with son Connor, and daugthers Kate and Grace.

Jeff has more than 10 years of experience within accounting and financial recruiting. A key factor in Jeff's success is his passion to build long-standing relationships while focused on an in-depth understanding of the strengths, interests, and career goals of each individual he works with. Jeff takes pride in his role, and knows that helping an individual step up to a position where they are focused on their strengths, while having the opportunity to grow professionally, are key factors in identifying the "right match." "It is incredibly rewarding to know that we have helped make a real difference in the life of an individual when we place them into a company where they are well positioned for success, happiness, and career growth."

Jeff understands that the biggest factor contributing to the success of a leader is their ability to identify, hire, develop, and retain high quality employees. Jeff is tenacious in his recruitment and careful while selecting individuals who will be successful and happy in their new position long-term. It is all about the "right match" so, Jeff pushes himself to make sure that the companies and the individuals we assist have found the right solution!

Jeff graduated from Millard South High School where he played basketball and was active in student council. Jeff had fun while investing six years coaching youth basketball in the Omaha Parochial Athletic League and the Millard Junior High feeder league. Jeff studied Pre-Law at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and then transferred to Creighton where he switched his major to Organizational Communication. Prior to joining Hemphill Search Group, Jeff worked in corporate foreign currency exchange, with Travelex and Custom House, who are both now owned by Western Union Business Solutions.

Jeff and his wife Jenny grew up in Omaha and met while in High School. They are very active and enjoy playing golf, traveling, and cheering the Cornhusker Football and Basketball teams, and they are also enthusiastic Creighton Basketball fans. Jeff and Jenny have a young and growing family, with son Connor, and daugthers Kate and Grace.

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