Manage activities to ensure that materials are sourced with suppliers that meet FHP quality and performance standards at a competitive price. Manage selected major commodities representing high dollar value and/or critical impact on manufacturing operations. Support sourcing activities and manage timetables for new product launches.

Procurement Manager

Your tasks

  • Develop and administer strategies to achieve supplier performance objectives relating to quality, cost, and materials availability.
  • Continuously benchmark the market and negotiate price, payment terms, and supply terms for selected major commodities.
  • Evaluate the current supply base for assigned commodities and source and develop new or existing suppliers to support future requirements in alignment with segment strategy.
  • Assist to SCM in the resolution of supply problems in terms of negotiation and commercial agreements leading to solve the issue. Manage cost implications.
  • Review and recommend supplier capacity/quality capabilities with respect to new and/or current sources base on consolidated volumes ROP/Forecast from SCM and Marketing.
  • Perform Procurement Account Manager duties as outlined in the global procurement supplier master list.
  • Mediate price/quality disputes within certain guidelines.
  • Obtain information necessary to assess short term and long term pricing trends, raw material availability, and industry capacities.
  • Recommend the addition/removal of suppliers from approved supplier list.
  • Manage SAP Procurement Master Data accuracy for new item number set-ups and new vendors.
  • Plan and manage operational priorities successfully in a dynamic business environment.
  • Manage and implement annual cost saving projects per assigned targets.
  • Initiate local MOB (Make or Buy) or participate on Regional MOB base on Global Segment strategies.

Our expectations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business, or related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience working in the Purchasing or Supply Chain field. 
  • Strong SAP skills required. 
  • Must possess strong negotiation skills and have experience working with imported goods.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and oral and written communication skills. Ability to collaborate with and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Analytical and strategic thinker.
  • Formal Project Management training a plus.
  • Required travel 3-4 times year for supplier visits.

It feels great to feel at home. That’s why Freudenberg Household Products is committed to providing ingenious solutions to deliver the clean and comfortable feeling of home. 


For over 100 years, consumers have trusted O-Cedar to provide ingenious solutions that make it easier to get truly clean floors. Today, that century of know-how is built into our range of mops, brooms, household glove and scour products. That same expertise is built into our portfolio of Vileda Professional cleaning solutions made for the most demanding commercial applications, including the healthcare and hospitality industries.  


Freudenberg Household Products is a division of Freudenberg Group headquartered in Weinheim, Germany. FHP is an international leader in household cleaning products that does business in over 80 countries. 


Our Aurora, IL facility is home to our sales, marketing, R&D, and engineering teams as well as our LEED-certified manufacturing and distribution facility. We pride ourselves on manufacturing in the US with recycled plastic materials and providing durable cleaning solutions that minimize the carbon footprint of the company. 


As our presence in the market grows, we continue to expand the suite of benefits we offer to employees in order to attract the best and brightest talents. A full BCBS suite of health insurance plans, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans are part of our benefits program. Beyond those benefits, we offer:

  • Volunteer opportunities through our partnership with charitable organizations in the area during work time, plus an additional 8 hours of volunteer time for you to use towards an organization you are passionate about.
  • Family friendly perks including 2 weeks of paid leave for mothers and fathers for the birth or adoption of a child (and mothers qualify for paid disability leave after the birth of a child).
  • Work life balance including work-at-home one day each week (for some positions), fun Friday hours, and 11 paid holidays.
  • Tuition reimbursement and development opportunities through our Academy as well as local educational partners.
  • On-site workout room (Aurora).

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Freudenberg Household Products - Aurora, IL
Melissa Nolan ∙ HR ∙ 2188 Diehl Road ∙ 60502 Aurora
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