Senior Manager of Procurement – Loveland, Ohio

Washing Systems, LLC (WSI), now part of the Kao family of companies, seeks a highly self-motivated Director of Procurement to join our thriving team.  WSI is the largest supplier of laundry chemicals to the commercial laundry industry in North America.  WSI provides high quality chemical products for both uniform and linen rental companies.  The Director of Procurement is responsible for the strategic leadership and development of sources for product manufacturing and distribution.

Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Senior Manager of Procurement will be responsible for a wide range of procurement functions including vendor management and relationships, purchasing, cost control, negotiation, and inventory control.  In addition, the Senior Manager of Procurement will be responsible for cost management, control, and reporting.


Science-based. Performance-focused.  WSI is the leading provider of innovative products and services to the commercial laundry processing industry.  Driven by comprehensive technological innovations, WSI delivers powerful advancements in the cleaning, processing, and the disinfection of textiles.  Culturally progressive, WSI consistently maximizes plant efficiencies, while increasing productivity and reducing the environmental footprint for our manufacturing sites and customer sites.  While serving North America and Europe, WSI’s global headquarters reside in Ohio.  Additional offices are located across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  Please visit our website for more information:


Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows: 

  1. Overall responsibility for supply chain and product manufacturing which includes the selection of outside toll blenders, strategic locations, and final product pricing.
  2. Set policies and procedures on all matters concerning the distribution of finished products.
  3. Overall responsibility for order processing via partnership with WSI’s Customer Service Manager.
  4. Participate in vendor negotiations to ensure product relevance and cost-efficiency.
  5. Develops and maintains relationships with key suppliers.
  6. Responsible for new vendor set-up for production vendors.
  7. Maintains master list of approved suppliers and subcontractors ensuring ISO certifications.
  8. Manages, monitors and documents vendor quality and delivery performance for critical suppliers.
  9. Performs ongoing market analysis and reporting of cost and other trends for raw materials.
  10. Attend industry meetings as needed to develop and maintain strong supplier relationships and to monitor market conditions.
  11. Verification of raw material and packaging setup and procedures.
  12. Responsible for providing procurement forecasts.

Senior Manager of Procurement – Loveland, Ohio