Supply Chain Specialist
Cooper Power Systems, LLC - Pewaukee, WI

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Obtain material and services from suppliers at the most economical cost, consistent with quality, service and delivery requirements by utilizing sound purchasing techniques and in accord with established purchasing policies, practices and procedures. Gather required information from various suppliers pertaining to price and delivery dates. Select suppliers and arrange terms and delivery dates by analyzing information and quotes received from suppliers for items of non-repetitive nature where sources, prices and terms may not have been established by previous repeat buying. Expedite delivery as needed. Responsible for effective inventory management of assigned parts through programs such as consignment, supplier managed inventory, Kanban and other visual replenishment methods. Reconcile differences between receiving reports and invoices.

Job Requirements

The individual in this position should possess the following skills: Strong negotiator with interpersonal skills, computer proficiency, strong analytical skills, knowledge of MRP/ERP systems, knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Principles, and knowledge of current quality standards. Most assignments originate from self-initiated activities and agreed upon objectives, which support strategic plan and plant GDP. To ensure achievement of cost objectives, incumbent must lead aggressive cost containment and inventory reduction programs. Above average communication skills required as position interacts with a variety of plant personnel and external suppliers. Supports Division Strategic Sourcing cost reduction projects, value analysis and new product introductions as required.

Minimum Qualifications (Experience, Education, Training, etc.):

Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum of five years of progressive planning and/or buying experience within a manufacturing environment. 5+ years of experience or graduate of Operations Leadership Development Program. Experience negotiating price and terms of contracts with suppliers preferred. Position requires understanding of general business concepts and theories related to purchasing strategies and inventory management. Knowledgeable in the use and application of Window’s based applications and SAP/ERP System. CPM or CPIM certification desirable; Six Sigma Green Belt desirable.

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About Cooper Power Systems Location(s)

Pewaukee, Wisconsin is one of four Cooper locations in the Waukesha County area and has been supplying major electric utilities in the U.S. and internationally for over 35 years. Named by BusinessWeek in 2009 as the #1 affordable suburb in the country, Pewaukee is 20 miles west of downtown Milwaukee, nestled in the Lake Country area of Waukesha County - named for the many surrounding lakes. Pewaukee has an active community and many recreational events . Residents spend time on Pewaukee Lake’s public beach, boating and enjoying restaurants and shops along the lake shore. Whether you’re looking for a quaint, small town or an active community of events and activities, Pewaukee has something for you. Find out more information about this great location !

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