Kappa Search | Chicago Recruiters | Procurement Opportunities

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago employment agency that specializes in the recruitment and placement of engineering, sales, manufacturing, procurement and supply chain professionals. We are currently recruiting for a Director of Procurement for a growth opportunity at a consumer products manufacturer as follows:

Develop and implement best practices processes for a procurement organization on a global basis including:
  • Development of a procurement strategy, vendor reduction initiatives, bidding process, vendor evaluation, certification and qualification programs.
  • Monitor vendor performance, means by which volume can be better leveraged on global basis.
  • Oversee the procurement process, ensuring that business requirements are met and cost is optimized.
  • Assisting the company in attaining strategic and operational objectives.
Specific Job Duties:
  • Standardize negotiations and dealings with vendors
  • Drive vendor consolidation to achieve proper levels of efficiency and leverage.
  • Balance internal business needs, corporate risk and cost efficiency while providing timely support and guidance.
  • Provide supplier contract administration and supplier management support to the business.
  • Understand product requirements to assist in the development of specifications, negotiations with vendors, presentations supporting recommendations, analysis identifying vendor performance.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or a related field.
  • Purchasing experience with consumer products.
  • Minimum of 10 years of procurement experience.
  • 5 years of strategic global sourcing experience or commensurate experience in related functions.
  • Candidates must have prior experience with proven success in the implementation of procurement best practices.
  • “Hands On” management style and a minimum of 5 years experience managing direct reports.