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Manages the manufacturing site’s sourcing activities, including but not limited to, working in conjunction with the global sourcing organization and/or the materials manager to develop and implement business strategies impacting supply chain consolidation, cost reduction, quality improvement as well as supplier assessment and associated scorecard activities. Plans, prepares, issues, and controls materials requirements and purchases to support the continuous flow and delivery of product to the customer at the highest quality and lowest cost.
In addition, participates in continuous improvement activities including, but not limited to, forecasting, materials planning and control, master production scheduling, inventory management and reduction, and new product introduction initiatives.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
- Maintain extensive product, production processes and commodity knowledge for the responsible supply segment including, but not limited to, scope of position including market conditions, technical acumen, global opportunities, obsolescence, strategic opportunities and price.
- Monitor manufacturing site level contract and services based on long term volume planning as needed. Elevate issues to corporate supply chain organization or materials manager as needed to ensure contract consistency.
- In conjunction with the materials manager and/or global sourcing organization, participate in the development of commodity specific strategies, looking out 1-3 years; establish goals and implementation action plans to support divisional and business level vision (e.g. technology, make/buy, supply base consolidation, strategic supplier direction, quality goals, e-commerce, domestic versus international sourcing, supplier owned material, competitive intelligence, market/industry analysis, etc.)
- Identify and implement key areas of opportunity to drive aggregate cost and quality improvements. May be done in conjunction with company-wide sourcing activities.
- Maintains MRP. Identifies raw material, component and sub-assembly requirements for production from engineering and production specifications and schedules. Prepares and places purchase requests for the production or purchase of components or parts based on a master production schedule, shop load and inventory requirements.
- Drive new product introduction planning and associated product obsolescence and change activities as related to planning and materials management. This includes participating in the implementation and maintenance of Bills of Materials into associated planning and inventory systems in order to maintain part/product trace ability and inventory integrity.
- Schedules and expedites the movement of parts as necessary.
- Analyzes inventory usage, scrap and shrinkage, and coordinates any appropriate corrective action.
- Assists management or drives resolution of problems concerning over shipments, shortages, engineering changes and cancellation of orders. Advises management of issues with materials availability and potential production problems and coordinates any appropriate corrective action when necessary.
- Ensure ISO compliance for all processes related to buying and planning.
- Participates in long-term process and system (may include implementation of SAP or similar business enterprise systems) changes to improve planning and execution of orders while simultaneously minimizing plant inventory.
- Participates in physical inventory and cycle count programs.
- Support transition to a lean manufacturing environment, demand pull systems and Six Sigma initiatives.
- In conjunction with materials manager and/or global sourcing organization, ensure supplier scorecards are documented and reviewed with key suppliers on a quarterly basis. Drive supplier corrective action as related to site based quality and delivery issues.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills as well as negotiation skills.
- Proven computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. Ability to generate and work with Excel models while simultaneously implementing new business enterprise systems.
- Proven project management skills preferred.
- Purchasing and Inventory Management experience.
- APICS certification in Materials Planning, Purchasing and Inventory Management preferred.
- BS/BA in Business, Technical or Materials Management or degree required.
- Minimum 3+ years experience preferred which provided thorough knowledge of a variety of manufacturing activities including purchasing, materials management and planning, production and engineering. Also has experience requiring the use of a computerized MRP system such as MAS90, Oracle, SAP, MAPICS.
- Preferred experience in ISO9000 and Continuous Improvement Initiatives such as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and JIT.
- Good understanding of the linkages between inventory control, planning and procurement relative to materials requirements planning. Ability to understand and summarize revenue impacts based on plans changes.
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