Coordinates activities involved with procuring goods, materials, and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, considering price, quality, and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.
¨ Responsible for managing a broad, highly mixed and/or technical category of parts, materials, equipment, and supplies, which may involve contract negotiations, material deviation, and other complex considerations.
¨ Development of strategy and approach, compiling scope of work and other requirements, drafting the RFx, evaluation of the vendor proposals, and negotiation of final business terms
¨ Developing & implementing category and strategic sourcing strategies within a global environment. Utilizes basic understanding of the 7-Step Strategic Sourcing Process
¨ Research market and pricing data to develop analytics to support negotiation strategies and justify award decisions
¨ Build Sourcing project pipeline by reviewing expiring contracts, tracking, and analyzing supplier spend, and presenting recommendations to Supply Chain leadership
¨ Manage supply base to include renewal of agreements and assisting suppliers in problem solving and tracking corrective actions
¨ Drive for best practices within the Supply Chain to improve TCO
¨ Maintain Quarterly Supplier Scorecard for Key Suppliers using standards of performance (KPI’s). Conduct Quarterly Business Reviews with the Suppliers to go over the results
¨ Actively engage with the Engineering Department and support part changes that may impact your supply base; participate with New Product Development launches
¨ Work closely with the Quality Department to evaluate supplier capabilities and reliability, perform on-site supplier risk assessments as needed; participate in supplier scorecard process
¨ Administers and directs orders on a timely and economical basis with the best combination of price, quality, and delivery.
¨ Processes purchase requisitions, purchase orders, purchase order revisions, and requests for quotes to suppliers.
¨ Develops and maintains required purchasing records and reports.
¨ Coordinates with manufacturing staff and plant production control staff with regards to projected production schedules and purchase order status.
¨ Maintains current, accurate, open-order status of all purchases to ensure continuity of supply and communicates any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations.
¨ Maintains accurate inventory levels for all assigned parts and categories while driving towards optimal levels to meet the needs of the business.
¨ Ability to independently troubleshoot issues/concerns and determine course of action. Manufacturing and/or Commercial Products work experience highly preferred.
¨ Ability to multi-task and demonstrate a strong sense of urgency for critical items
¨ Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
¨ Ability to negotiate/ write effective commercial contracts for (Purchase parts and/or service agreements)
¨ Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, vendors or employees of organization, excellent verbal, and written communication
¨ Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
¨ Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
¨ Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
¨ Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
¨ Must have a high level of independent judgment
¨ Must have analytical and leadership skills
¨ Experience with Oracle NetSuite is highly preferred
¨ Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university required
¨ A minimum of 5 years’ experience within direct purchasing, including experience negotiating with suppliers and managing the supply base post-negotiations, is required
¨ Must have prior experience with global or regional sourcing processes/decision making Prior purchasing experience involving spend more than $20 million is beneficial
¨ Must have demonstrated experience with MRP/ERP systems
¨ Six Sigma certification or similar continuous improvement training/certification highly preference
¨ APICS / ISM certification preferred (CPM, CPIM, CPP, CPSM)
¨ While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
¨ The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
¨ The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
¨ Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision
¨ The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet