Supply chain leadership position, involves collaborating across multiple departments and divisions in order to improve the supplier management practices of the organization. Position is responsible for identifying and implementing strategic procurement goals and objectives across the business unit. Individual will own the performance of specific commodities and suppliers who provide those components. Activity to cover existing purchased parts as well as evaluation of current in-house made parts for Make/Buy decisions to support capacity, program support and/or cost goals. Requires an ability to build positive relationships with key suppliers while leveraging these relationships to improve supplier quality, costs, service, and preserve Department of Defense (DOD) certification.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and DUTIES:
1. Develops and implements commodity strategies: leads the team to develop commodity strategies; develops commodity specific suppliers based on performance (Quality, Service, Technology, and Price); and follows strategies outlined.
2. Leads the team in negotiations for lowest upfront cost for commodities owned: responsible for supplier relationship & negotiating pricing and terms with commodity supplier; meets with suppliers on ongoing basis to share scorecard performance and discuss areas for improvement; identifies/closes cost reduction opportunities with suppliers; discusses/closes cost reduction ideas with suppliers generated from workshops and/or suggestions; and maintains performance management system and drives ideas to closure.
3. Manages price increase situations and cost improvement initiatives with the team: establish multi-year agreements to lock in pricing; re-negotiates contracts when necessary in cases of price increases; and develops alternative plans if necessary.
4. Negotiates and executes critical, complex, high-value awards either in conjunction with a buyer or independently; determine the commodity responsibility.
5. Participates in Make/Buy determinations for existing production, engineering programs and new business awards
6. Ensures buyers compliance with Small Business Administration and Department of Defense regulations in procurement activities, including outreach efforts to disadvantaged suppliers.
7. Coordinates, schedules and facilitates as applicable Lean/Six Sigma activities for own work area as well as for other areas to enhance cross-functional problems solving; utilize Company tool champions as appropriate for more significant lean events.
8. Develops, tracks and reports visual metrics, including KPI’s for area; react to metrics by identifying and solving problems, making improvements and advancing process control. Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices.
9. Ensure 5S is adhered to and sustained within work area.
10. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): Work independently as well as lead a team possibly consisting of buyer/planners, engineers, and other personnel in implementation of strategies. Direct reports, if any, will be strong potential within two years. Responsibilities require motivating a cross-functional team to work together in implementing the commodity strategies across the global organization and implementing cost reductions in the organization.
1. Works in an environment where continuous improvement methods are utilized to manufacture quality products according to design specifications and customer expectations.
MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA:
Refer Profile A – General Office.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: (The following qualifications can be acquired and demonstrated through experience, education and/or vocational training as noted or as appropriate.)
1. Experience/Education: Fifteen years or more of applicable work experience in a manufacturing environment. Ten years of specific buying, cost reduction, strategic sourcing, total cost of ownership management, and/or materials/manufacturing experience. Bachelor’s Degree in technical discipline, MBA a plus.
2. Communication Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
a. Strong Contract writing skill set. Ability to develop various types of contracts that support a specific commodity group strongly preferred.
3. Math Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to read part prints and work with engineering on design optimization opportunities.
4. Analytical Skills: Able to synthesize complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
5. Computer Skills: Strong computing skills in the areas of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and ability to learn new corporate systems. Ability to use Enterprise-wide (ERP) Previous SAP or Oracle experiences a plus.
6. Time Management and Organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality;
7. Excellence Behaviors: remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what matters most; bring out the best in others and recognize the value in every person’s contributions.
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
1. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM); or
2. Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM); or
3. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), preferred.
Remec Defense & Space - 10 months ago