Strategic Procurement Specialist
What is your position?
Working as a Strategic Procurement Specialist at Munters for almost 7 years now, I help develop sourcing strategies for our Massachusetts and Michigan factories for direct material. This primarily involves supplier development and relationship management, NPD support, negotiations and cost reduction programs. Being a part of the global team, has given me exposure to a lot of different projects and people and has been one of the many benefits of working at Munters.
What's the most innovative Munters product or (initiatives, changes) that you are most "proud" of?
Munters has many innovative solutions that I am proud to be associated with. But the core technologies like desiccant dehumidification, Munters Drive etc. not only offer a competitive edge in the product segments but also deliver exceptional results to the end customer.
“I pack my bag and take with me…” Give me 3 things you pack from your daily life which you need or characterize you and tell me why it is important for you.
I always carry some snacks, sunglasses, shoes and my phone with all contacts and pictures of my family
How would you say that your bag items reflect you?
Being an active person I always like to carry snacks to be energized and on my feet. Also, sunglasses and shoes are a must since you never know what adventure is on the next corner! I like to stay connected to people and seeing pictures of my son during travel makes me happy.
Tell me about a fun experience at Munters
When visiting Kista, my colleagues and I always head to the local mall for our informal “Annual Sourcing Go-Kart Race”. Although I have not won a race yet, it is always fun to compete and enjoy some time off work
What challenges are you facing in your day-to-day job?
My job requires working with people from different groups and locations and each have their own requirements. So trying to come with a uniform solution that will still satisfy everyone’s needs is challenging
What would a perfect Sunday be like for you?
Soccer in the morning, hot breakfast and then a day at the park with my son and wife is definitely a perfect Sunday for me!
Was there anything that surprised you when you started at Munters?
The number of years many people have been working at Munters is a big surprise along with the wealth of knowledge that resides here.
What would your friends say is your biggest strength?
I think one of my strengths is paying attention to detail and being calm and composed in a variety of situations.
What would your best career advice be for a new employee who is about to start a career with Munters?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and get help, the people here have a lot of knowledge and expertise and can help make your job easier.
What’s the best part of your job?
Negotiating a good contract with a supplier and making substantial savings for Munters is the best part of the job.