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Regional Procurement Manager – NY/NJ Region (Newark, NJ or Westbury, NY)


This is a Full-time position in Newark, NJ posted November 30, 2019.

Position Description About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions.

Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal.

Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges.

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Information on our facilities is available at .

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Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant’s experience or skills.

Regional Procurement Manager – NY/NJ Region It is not often that a role comes along that provides you the opportunity to play a pivotal role in Procurement transformation with a leading firm in its industry.

Covanta is seeking an effective leader with a solid track record of procurement and supply management performance that can lead our NY/NJ Region’s Procurement function.

This position will be based from one of the following locations: Westbury, NY, or Newark, NJ.

The Regional Procurement Manager – NY/NJ Region will lead a team of 6 supply management professionals, managing a spend of ≥$100-200 million, working for the world leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions poised for global expansion (read our story at ) Now to the specifics of the role: Reporting to the Sr.

Director, Regional Procurement, the Regional Procurement Manager will lead the management of supplies and services to six key sites supporting a multi-plant environment in the NY/NJ region; and provide functional guidance to sourcing professionals supporting those locations.

Your role will span strategic, tactical, and transactional supply management activities.

Key spend categories include Mechanical Parts, Pressure Parts, MRO, Contractor Services, Temp Labor, among others You will also be called upon to contribute to the broader supply management agenda
– demonstrating the right values and behaviors with high emotional intelligence in working with a disbursed stakeholder base.

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Specific Areas of Responsibilities: Provide leadership, set the direction, and ensure delivery performance of the region’s procurement organization aligned with the broader Procurement agenda.

Deliver procurement’s contribution to Outage Optimization (plant maintenance & turnarounds), engineering and construction of new plants, and capital projects at existing facilities Develop regional category strategies (leveraging the required market intelligence) and actionable procurement and project plans to optimize the company’s spend for the region.

An expansion of procurement involvement in areas of spend not currently managed is anticipated.

Key spend categories include Mechanical Parts, Pressure Parts, MRO, Contractor Services, Temp Labor, among others.

Drive robust P2P processes using continuous improvement (CI) methodologies and technology to improve information flow and velocity Support the Global Sourcing Initiative to achieve a step change in demand placed with “low-cost country sources” / high value regions of the world (mainly Asia in the near term) Develop staff capabilities through effective coaching, oversight, & delegation Utilize and oversee the eRFx / Reverse Auction processes as a tool for maximizing commodity, parts and services savings Effectively manage supplier relationships to optimize service, quality, and cost Track and manage procurement KPIs that progress the function to achieve “world class” excellence Ensure savings initiatives spanning cost reduction, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement, rebates, working capital, etc.

are accurately documented, reviewed, reported and transferred to the annual operating budgets and long-term strategic plans Direct process improvement initiatives
– instituting best practices guided by an effective change management process (MoC) that delivers benchmark return on investment (ROI) Position Requirements Critical Skills and Leadership Characteristics: Self-directed, action-oriented, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards Effective management of remote teams Dynamic leader with a record of achieving results individually and through others Demonstrated experience in, and strong ability to, manage both materials and services suppliers and contracts Strong negotiation skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus Developed intellectual capacity, strategy skills and sales ability Ability to work cross functionally with peers and other business leaders Ability to manage multiple projects, concurrently, and build consensus Demonstrated experience with ROI and TCO concepts Organized, team player who is an effective influencer Demonstrated ability to lead change in the face of adversity; to challenge the status quo constructively Articulate communicator both verbal and written Education: Minimum Bachelor’s degree; preferably Supply Chain, Finance, or technical discipline; MBA desirable Experience: 7 years of procurement and supply management experience within a complex, global and technology driven organization Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Significant strength in negotiation with demonstrated success in negotiating beneficial contracts Experience with eRFx / Reverse Auctions with a variety commodities, products and services, including knowledge of the process and software used Knowledge of PeopleSoft ERP (or SAP) and Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) Accomplished in managing to, and reporting, key performance indicators (KPIs) Solid understanding of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) modeling, contracts, and change management Travel: 40% to 50% travel required – mainly in NY/NJ Region