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With more than 1,600 employees at 16 locations and in 13 countries we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. We bring colour, protection and functions to surfaces. Our customers are industrial enterprises, crafts enterprises and do-it-yourselfers. The enthusiasm for perfect surfaces unites us. We are not simply looking for employees. We are looking for people who share our enthusiasm.

Procurement Director

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447



Thank you for your interest in Wagner. We always have our eyes open for talented people who want to learn, grow and expand their capabilities with Wagner.

From start to finish, you'll enjoy a fun and colorful career at Wagner.

Wagner is small enough that you matter and large enough for you to make a difference.

Wagner Spray Tech believes that people represent a company's most important asset. At Wagner, we strive to create an organization where everyone participates and efforts are focused toward continuous improvement. These improvements are driven by dedication, teamwork, and the innovation of the Wagner family.

Our company participates in the US government's E-Verify process. In addition, all offers of employment are contingent on a drug test and background check.


Our benefit package includes starting at 4 weeks PTO per year, 401(k) and a company match, medical, dental, life, disability, long term care insurance, as well as tuition reimbursement.




Title: Director Procurement                                                               


Reports to: VP of Procurement DF/VP of Operations                  



Position Objective:

Responsible for the leadership, management and coordination of procurement and overall supplier management.  Drive to reduce cost of purchased direct materials as well indirect spend. This position is responsible for overseeing the sourcing, selecting and qualifying of new vendors.  In addition, the Director Procurement is responsible for supplier negotiations and Supplier Agreements.




  • Provide leadership and management support to direct reports. Recruit and train as required. Assign individual goals and objectives that support company objectives.  Plan for and provide resources required to support the Procurement function.
  • Drive efforts to minimize both the total procurement cost and the inventory levels of direct materials, through clear communication of expectations to suppliers, supplier selection, measurement, and management of the supply chain. Major contributor to both cost reduction and inventory management efforts to meet company Operating Income and RONA objectives.
  • Manage the identification and qualification if new sources for existing components.
  • Manage component price variances due to shifts in market conditions.
  • Monitor and manage Supplier performance.
  •  Assure that policies, plans, programs and an organization structure are in place to meet the procurement needs of the company. Revise as needed to adapt to the changing business objectives and conditions.
  • Create, review and modify supplier agreements.
  • Resolve vendor misunderstandings such as interpretation of supply agreements, delivery terms or pricing issues.
  • Assure that a realistic cost center budget isprepared for development of the annual budget. Assure that cost center stays within budgeted expense levels.
  • Coordinate Procurement’s role on New Product Teams to ensure that suitable vendors are appropriately qualified and enlisted.
  • Act as primary company liaison when addressing vendor discrepancies regarding delivery, invoicing, materials or tolerance conformance, etc.
  • Remain current with market conditions, trends and Supplier capabilities.
  • Performs other duties and assumes accountabilities as apparent or as delegated, including mutually agreed upon objectives.



Relationship to Others:

  • Direct management of procurement personnel. In-depth communication with various levels of all other Operations’ functions as well as with personnel in Sales, Marketing and Engineering. Regular communication with material and service suppliers.


  • Establish effective working relationships, both internally and externally, to ensure the smooth transition of information.



Dimensions of Position:

  • This function includes, but is not limited to supplier selection and development; material cost control, cost reduction, inventory optimization, supplier quality improvement and supplier delivery performance.


  • Directly supervises the activities of several exempt and/or non-exempt employees.


  • Works with confidential information including company financials, salary data, and company strategic plans.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:



  • College degree in Business or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • NAPM or APICS certification is a strong plus.



  • Minimum of five years’ of management experience in Procurement/Supply Chain related field. 
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. 
  • Functional understanding of manufacturing processes as relates to Wagner products (injection molding, machining, fabricating, motors, PCBs).. 
  • International sourcing experience a plus.



  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Ability to be persuasive and convince others
  • Negotiation – bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Excellent analytical abilities
  • Strong organizational skills, proficient with desktop software

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis