May 11, 2022

Purchasing Specialist

$80,000 - $90,000 yearly
  • SCM Talent Group
  • Savannah, GA, USA
Full time Procurement / Sourcing Supply Chain

Job Description

Reporting to the Purchasing Supervisor, this position is responsible for the approval of domestic and international sources, and the timely purchase of quality materials per the engineering specification within the specified parameters. This position is responsible for ensuring new product introductions in accordance with the master project plan through early involvement between Engineering, Planning and the supply base. Additionally, the position shall continuously research, identify and deliver initiatives to drive down the material costs, increase quality, and eliminate supply risk.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities

·       Spearhead Make or Buy analysis for new and current production materials, products and services (the Materials)

·       Research, validate and approve suppliers for product industrialization and production supply of materials

·       Research requirements (technical, commercial, supply chain and volume), compile supplier bid lists, compile bid packages, solicit offers, negotiate contract terms, nominate vendors and issue Blanket Purchase Orders or Master Supply Agreements

·       Monitor supplier adherence to timing, cost objectives, and quality for tooling and materials, and mitigate identified risks. Validate production approval (ISIR / PPAP) and conclude any open NPI topics

·       Responsible for constant cost reductions and fulfilment of supplier capacity requirements through: commercial negotiations; process, product and material improvements; technology improvements; supplier investments; in-sourcing, re-sourcing and out-sourcing

·       Coordinate supplier communication in a timely fashion with internal customers in Engineering, Production Control, Marketing, Manufacturing, Finance, JCB Group Purchasing, JCB Management and external customers such as suppliers and service providers for all supplier matters

·       Lead Supplier Escalation Campaigns where poor supplier performance threatens project objectives, production goals, quality objectives and or cost objectives

·       From time to time, lead the purchasing effort for procurement of large ticket, non-production supplies such as new manufacturing equipment and or major overhauls

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