Prepare specifications, research and select suppliers, request bids and issue purchase orders based on planning requirements or purchase requisitions. Ensure thorough and accurate information is flowed down to suppliers. Actively monitors delivery and takes corrective action if required.
Work closely with Manufacturing, Quality, Program Management and Engineering to coordinate supplier deliveries to ensure timely flow of materials to meet production schedules and customer commit dates.
Develop and evaluate suppliers by measuring performance against established goals for OTD and quality and implement changes as needed. Manage the AVL through close collaboration with the Quality department.
Drive cost reduction efforts through material and OSP cost reductions and negotiations.
Follow procedures and comply with the ISO-9000/AS9100 Quality System and internal financial controls.
Utilize the Business System to manage supplier bid information including pricing, payment terms and delivery information. Maintain accurate purchasing records.
Implement and follow effective inventory management processes to optimize inventory levels while maintaining customer service expectations. Develop corrective actions as needed.
Other duties as applicable.
Comfortable with a working environment that requires both a hands-on and strategic approach.
Responsible, disciplined, and accountable, makes and meets commitments, leads by example.
Operates with a bias toward speed and with a strong sense of urgency.
Strong communications and inter-personal skills.
Operates with a strong respect for others and with high integrity.
Is actively engaged with the team to support customer requirements and business goals.
Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.
Growth oriented, looks for the best practice, continuous improvement mentality.
High degree of accuracy, attention to detail, mathematical and organizational skills.
Implements and utilizes technology to improve accuracy and efficiency
Education and Experience Qualifications:
Degree preferred with a concentration in purchasing or materials management. 5+ years purchasing experience.
Prior experience and knowledge of metals, machining processes and related processes a plus.
Experience with lean manufacturing tools a definite plus
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Tools. Shop Tech E2 experience a plus.
Working knowledge of inventory systems.
Demonstrated interpersonal and negotiating skills.