Head of Procurement - Americas
Brooklyn Park, MN 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description

Position: Head of Procurement, Americas

Reporting to: SVP, Operations, Americas

The Head of Procurement for the Americas will lead regional procurement teams and strategy to create a strong team of procurement professionals dedicated to establishing best practice for our Nilfisk Americas supply base. This function will build strong, regional partners with sourcing partners to enable successful growth to deliver solutions for our customers.

In this role, the Head of Procurement will develop a safe, sustainable, resilient and scalable organization in order to meet current and future demands. This leader will work is close collaboration with Regional Manufacturing, Global Supply Chain, Planning, and other partnering functions.

Strategic responsibilities:

  • Develop regional tactical procurement team composed by skilled and competent professionals. With team members responsible to create regional supply base development plans, align with stakeholders and execute them with other business functions.
  • Identify critical supplier capacity shortages, analyze root causes propose resolutions and follow up problem solving.
  • Co-develop and implement Category Strategies with the Category teams
  • Ensure professional relationship and true partnership with suppliers based on clear expectations, deliverables and business perspectives
  • Drive regional VMI programs with Nilfisk Production Companies to optimize inventories and improve material availability
  • Step up as owner and ultimate responsible for inbound supply chains, liaise Operative Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing for an enhanced performance
  • Proactively identify green initiatives, develop business cases and execute/support CSR projects

Lead the organization by example, including, but not limited to:

  • setting the strategic direction
  • communicating clearly
  • developing and maintaining a safety culture
  • developing people and organization
  • building and maintaining a culture based on Nilfisk Behaviors, empowerment and ownership
  • ensuring diversity and inclusion

Tactical responsibilities

  • Availability
  • Delivery performance
  • Backorder
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Cost per budget
  • Working capital per budget


  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA preferred.
  • Strong competency and commitment to building a trusting team relationship
  • Strong commercial competency and customer focus
  • Experience building in Global and Regional Sourcing and Procurement Strategies
  • Experience managing sourcing and procurement functions to build for scale
  • 8+ years in procurement, sourcing, or supply chain functions with increasing levels of scope of responsibility.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with a detail-oriented mindset and a data driven, KPI management approach.

Let's create a cleaner future together

Clean is changing. Today, cleaning is a key contributor to health and safety, and a new clean is emerging, driven by technology and innovation. At Nilfisk we are a driving force in this development, and we work as one team with one agenda, supporting each other across an exciting, dynamic organization. Being part of Nilfisk means having the freedom to speak your mind and do what you do best. You will thrive by having a hands-on approach and the drive to bring your great ideas to life. At Nilfisk you can lead, innovate and collaborate for a cleaner future. Are you ready to make a change?

Nilfisk, Inc., is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Equal opportunity It is the policy of Nilfisk not to discriminate any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Nilfisk to take action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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