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Purchasing Manager

  • Gastonia, NC
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: SC53-2697415

$100000 to $125000 Per Year

Excellent opportunity to join a progressive, global manufacturer in leading the Direct Material Purchasing Group.  This requires solid Leadership experience in developing high-performance teams, execution of "Value Analysis and Value Engineering" projects,  and strategically directing Plant Manufacturing Purchasing/ Procurement initiatives.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

--- Bachelor’s Engineering Degree with 5+ years of Purchasing/ Procurement or Program Management in Automotive Tier 1 or Tier 2 Manufacturing.

--- Must have experience with "value added" methodology, OSHA, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001 and SAP.

--- Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural team environment and to interact with / influence across functions.

--- Able to work in the USA without sponsorship, now or in the future.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

--- Lead and coordinate the direct buyers team in support of all purchasing policies, procedures, and daily action plans.

--- Identify and implement process improvements to increase efficiency and accuracy, aligned with regional or global initiatives.

--- Contribute to commodity strategies and action plans through close collaboration with the plant’s functional stakeholders.

--- Collaborate with commodity purchasing and international supply chain partners on value-add projects in order to exceed the annual Purchasing KPI targets.

--- Drive cross-functional accountability to implement budgeted purchasing savings.

--- Support new business acquisitions and new program launches by delivering on functional milestones.

--- Train and mentor plant buyers in defining negotiation strategies and support with resolution of exceptional situations or escalations.

--- Provide leadership to the team including performance feedback and professional development. 

--- Accurately maintain data/ information in SAP, deploy 4-eye principle for price changes and PO issuance.

--- Comply with Global Purchasing Standards and all departmental policies and procedures.

--- Ensure adherence to administrative requirements regarding OSHA, ISO/TS 16949, and ISO 14001.

 

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