Join the Kurt J. Lesker Company (KJLC) in Enabling Technology for a Better World. We are seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to join our purchasing team located at our Global headquarters in Jefferson Hills, PA. KJLC is a growing global manufacturer and distributor of vacuum technology.
The Sourcing Manager develops, implements, and maintains procurement strategies for capital project, service, and expense spend for Kurt J. Lesker supply chain. This person will coordinate with engineering and manufacturing teams to oversee spending and purchases at the most favorable price that is consistent with quality and project requirements. They will negotiate with contractors, vendors, and service providers. As well as manage department employees, establishes and maintains capital and indirect spend procurement processes.
Key Job Elements:
Administers approved policies and procedures to ensure that the purchasing functions are accomplished consistent with Corporate operational and financial standards and purchasing practices.
Solicits proposals from vendors and negotiates the best possible deal for equipment, materials and services, taking into account the quality, service and price for each proposal.
Maintains effective administration of the purchasing system, using current ERP, document management, and purchasing information systems.
Sets goals, provides oversight, development, and coaching for direct reports.
Supports and provides oversight to local buyers, engineers, plant managers, and other stakeholders in purchases of services, equipment and expense items.
Establishes purchasing controls and monitors spend and performance of contract service providers for capital projects and corporate services.
Responsible for all tactical and strategic elements of commodity management for assigned commodities, including strategic understanding of supplier markets, supplier selection, sourcing process management, price control/negotiations and sustaining supplier management program.
Develop and manage global sourcing strategy by commodity. Establish sourcing criteria as it relates to all programs.
Leverage resources to insure maximum purchasing power is realized. Build the organization's competitive position through continuous improvement in cost, quality and overall supplier value.
Identify, implement, and track performance to material cost saving initiatives. Develop cost reduction, supplier rationalization, value add/engineered, and optimum lean strategies for assigned commodities and execute plans accordingly.
Develop risk mitigation strategies to negative market trends and potential supply chain risks.
Enlist supplier involvement in developing joint process improvements/solutions to reduce total acquisition and ownership cost.
Develop, negotiate, and implement long-term supply agreements based on continuous improvements in Quality, Value, and Responsiveness.
Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or a related field, or equivalent work experience
Indirect procurement and CapEx management experience required (3+ years minimum)
Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously required
Demonstrated track record of cost reduction and process improvement required
Ability to effectively communicate and influence at all levels
Understanding of contract terms.
Data analytics and Microsoft Office suite mastery.
Kurt J. Lesker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disability