• Regional Director of Procurement, Middle East & India

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2018-2301
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Company Overview

    Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Guardian is an innovation driven company offering tremendous career growth opportunities through our signature culture of Market Based Management (MBM). For more information, visit


    We are seeking a Regional Director of Procurement, Middle East and India, in our Operational Procurement group. Located in Bahrain, this person will be responsible for business analysis, coordinating procurement execution across the Middle East and India region, advancing the Market Based Management (MBM) Culture and developing the regional team to support a $3.0 billion Global Procurement organization.



    • Provide regional leadership of procurement activities: program launches, projects execution, spend management and scheduling
    • Drive procurement actions to close gaps, mitigate risk and meet customer expectations for the region and sites
    • Be recognized as a leader within Guardian though the purposeful application of our Market Based Management  (MBM) framework
    • Lead talent development to create scalability by maximizing the comparative advantage of the team members
    • Apply critical economic thinking to identify gaps and opportunities across the region and sites 
    • Create an environment where employee’s daily actions emphasize Safety First and adherence to Compliance and Financial Policies
    • Establish and manage timelines, project priorities, and handle multiple/concurrent projects
    • Partner with Business and Site Leadership to create superior value and meet financial expectations inclusive of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
    • Foster a collaborative environment with Strategic Sourcing and Center of Excellence teams to leverage knowledge and analytics across Guardian and Koch


    Basic Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher
    • A minimum of 5-7 years of supervisory experience in any of the following areas:
      • Procurement and / or Operations Management
      • Financial Analysis, Consolidation and Reporting
      • Technical experience (engineering, six-sigma, program management)
    • Advanced experience with Microsoft O365 core suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote, Teams, etc.)


    Preferred Requirements

    • Knowledge and experience in the areas of Contract Excellence (Legal and Commercial)
    • Float Glass and Automotive Manufacturing experience
    • Negotiation skills
    • Project management skills
    • Experience with eSourcing and ERP systems
    • International experience with multi-national business and teams

    What do we have to offer?

    If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries may be the place for you.


    For information on our foundational MBM business framework, visit:   


    Guardian Industries LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  






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