Talascend is currently seeking a Senior Expeditor/Supplier Performance for a direct hire opportunity located in Windsor, Connecticut.
An Expeditor has a key role in ensuring that all supplier deliverables are received on schedule in accordance with project requirements. Responsible for preparation and implementation of a project expediting plan that proactively tracks and monitors supplier deliverables and provides early identification of potential risks / opportunities. Relied upon to determine and recommend cost-effective solutions to delays. Procurement scope involves domestic and foreign suppliers, diverse sourcing strategies including unique approaches such as free issue of material, and logistics to remote locations. Will be responsible for multiple projects. This role works closely with other internal functions, partners and suppliers to ensure integration with overall project requirements. Involves some domestic and/or international travel as required.
Prepare project expediting plans that provide for effective tracking, monitoring and on-time receipt of all supplier deliverables including required data, documentation, materials and equipment;
Contact suppliers to verify receipt and understanding of purchase orders, confirm shipping schedule commitments, and establish status reporting requirements;
Proactively track and monitor supplier deliverables and maintain up-to-date reporting in designated database reflecting current status and analysis of schedule performance;
Assess supplier performance utilizing a “look ahead” approach that enables early identification of risks and opportunities and recommendation of actions;
Expedite all supplier deliverables that are or are anticipated to be behind schedule and work with suppliers to determine and implement corrective actions. Proactively monitor and enforce recovery plans.
Provide current promised dates to project planner for incorporation into overall schedule;
Verify and coordinate Quality Assurance and Transportation activities assuring company inspections have been completed and shipping instruction provided;
Administer the Material Tracking System including input of Shipping Bills of Material (SBOM), review of packing lists for accuracy, and verification of SBOM and packing list alignment.
Verify receipt of deliverables for validation and payment of Supplier invoices.
Provide input to the preparation and implementation of the Unit’s position on supplier back charge / claims matters.
Experience requirements vary based upon the position level, considering candidates who have applicable skills for an entry-level role as well as individuals with expediting experience (preferably within the power generation industry or similar heavy equipment project-based business) for the more senior level roles;
Solid interface, communication, negotiation and expediting skills with the ability to effectively present requirements, address issues and influence solutions with suppliers. Collaborative approach to integrating supply chain management activities with other internal functions;
Effective analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proactive approach to early identification and resolution of issues;
Excellent planning and organizational skills to effectively manage multiple projects, a variety of suppliers, and a high volume and breadth of detailed information;
Flexibility to address schedule priorities, including business travel for trouble shooting problems (some domestic and international travel is required).
Proficient PC application skills to support data management requirements.
Flexibility in work hours to accommodate multiple time zones is required.
BS in Engineering or Business Administration or an equivalent combination of education and related experience;
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those qualified individuals who closely meet the
qualifications of the position will be contacted. The details of the position are only a summary, other duties may
be assigned as necessary.
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