Regional Supply Chain Manager - Americas

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions for almost every industry on the planet. And we are where we are because our talents brought us here. By specializing in the polymer engineering that makes innovation and application possible, Trelleborg works closely with leading industry brands to accelerate their performance, drive their business forward—and along the way, shape the industry and progress that will benefit humankind in the exciting years ahead. Our people are Shaping Industry from the Inside. Why don´t you join us? 


USA - Minneapolis, MN


Sista ansökningsdag 2024-04-21 Plats: USA - Minneapolis, MN

Job Description

The Supply Chain Manager leads procurement efforts for the regional enterprise and is responsible for all spending. Will lead centralized direct and indirect sourcing and procurement efforts. This includes working with internal stakeholders from initial need identification to final goods or service delivery to meet stakeholder needs.

Will work with stakeholders in demand management, supply analysis/strategy, supplier identification, sourcing execution, contract negotiation, delivery planning and monitoring, purchase execution, and then ongoing performance management and improvement.

The Supply Chain Manager will accomplish these tasks through a team of sourcing and procurement professionals, local and remote, who will work for and with the various plants and suppliers selected to meet their needs.

Will work closely with the leadership to ensure that procurement is aligned with the strategic needs of the business.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Creation and ongoing value creation with a world class supply base
  • Creation and management of short, mid, and long term goals and objectives
  • Creation and improvement of best-practice based processes (e.g., leadership of high-value/strategic sourcing efforts)
  • Management of business process outsourcing activities
  • Identification and realization of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities
  • Management of strategic sourcing and purchasing personnel.
  • Managing the skills and competency development of procurement staff, including training development and knowledge management capabilities
  • Leadership of cross-functional teaming across other business functions and initiatives
  • Budget management for categories under management – and for procurement itself
  • Development of benchmarks and scorecards to be used for continuous improvement


  • Strong leadership skills
  • Team player at all levels to collaborate with business units and functional partners like Plant Management, Engineering, Advanced Materials, finance, HR, etc.
  • Solid operational management and general business skills and savvy
  • Industry knowledge in terms of broad industry dynamics on the buy-side (and the sell-side), but also the internal knowledge
  • In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Familiarity with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as understanding of standard contractual terms and conditions to mitigate legal risk
  • Strategic mindset and problem-solving skills
  • Change management skills
  • Knowledge of enterprise risk management and business continuity planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as integration experience


At least 10-15 years of supply management experience, operational management experience, in a global manufacturing company. Strong leadership and organizational design experience is required.


Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, economics, finance, operations, engineering or a related area.


Industry recognized certification such as the CPSM from the Institute for Supply Management or a near equivalent from firms such as the American Purchasing Society, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute, The International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management and others are strongly preferred.

As a valued Trelleborg team member, you will enjoy:  

  • A fulfilling career with greater opportunity for impact
  • A fun and rewarding company culture
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous benefits package: Health, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life, 401k
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Bonus


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