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Business Progress Group Specialist – Automotive Parts Manufacturing

Morristown, TN
Position Title         Business Progress Group Specialist – Automotive Parts Manufacturing - TN #5716
Relocation             No
Location                Morristown Tennessee
This position is responsible for performance of duties in support of Sales/Customer Relations and Purchasing, consisting of customer quotations; supplier pricing; quality confirmation, transaction conditions, purchasing periods, evaluations, manufacturing conditions, ordering/purchasing, instructing supplier on production needs, while in support of the company objectives.
        Will be required to interact with Customers, Vendors and Suppliers and be responsible for positive customer/supplier relations and maintain current and future relationships with Customers, Vendors and Suppliers.
        Coordinates with and provides guidance to Production, Quality and Engineering as to support needs of the customer.
        Direct responsibility for day-to-day interaction with Customers and suppliers/vendors, supports long-term strategic initiatives to ensure goals and objectives are met.
        Assist with the completion of contract/agreement documentation and internal account setup of suppliers and vendors.
        Maintain communications with parent company on supplier issues and quotations for various products.
        Responsible for maintaining history of pricing.
        Responsible to quickly summarize pricing analysis including strategies for future negotiations.
        Responsible for professionally prepared, attractive literature and promotional materials that present its products and services in a professional manner.
        Will perform data entry of purchase orders.
        Responsible for contacting and providing vendors with new purchase orders.
        Will review purchase requisitions and assist requisitioners through purchasing process.
        Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
        Prepares purchase orders or bid requests as necessary.
        Receives and contacts vendors to find out status of an order.
        Contacts vendors with discrepancies with quantity and quality.
        Interfaces with all departments and resolves problems and issues with needed purchase items.
        Reviews bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
        Help develop and maintain inventory tracking system.
        Must maintain all ISO-14001 Standards, including procedures and work instructions.
        Participate in a teamwork atmosphere and contribute to various continuous improvement projects and processes.
        Copies data and compiles records and reports.
        Assisting other departments when it is required.
        Other duties as required.
        Must be supportive of company philosophies and policies.
        Must be capable of maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
        Must be honest and have integrity (ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace).
        Must be self-motivated with the ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of ones ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
        Must demonstrate a positive attitude.
        Must be capable of constant quality work relative to clerical duties.
        Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
        Must be flexible to adapt to changing conditions.
        Must be patient and able to deal with constant interruptions.
        Must have above average reasoning skills.
        Must be detail oriented (ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task).
        Must be resilient (ability to recover from, or adjust to, misfortune or setbacks).
        Must have ambition (the drive to achieve personal advancement).
        Must have autonomy (ability to work independently with minimal supervision).
        Must have technical aptitude (ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information) with current and future products.
        Must be able to work under pressure (ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations).
        Ability to use thinking and reasoning skills to solve a problem.
        Must posses the ability to perform at required production standards.
        Must be able to successfully function within a team environment and be able to adapt to change.
        Ability to read and follow work instructions, procedures and policies.
        Receptive to training and performing functions in multiple areas.
        Ability to calculate figures and amounts using whole numbers and decimals.
        Ability to recognize and define problems, collect data, and develop conclusions. 
        Must be able to effectively perform in a changing environment. 
        Must be able to work on many different projects at one time.
        Ability to read and or develop and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
        Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
        Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
        Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
        Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
        Must be an articulate and fluent communicator, written and verbal, and at ease with public speaking. Able to effectively communicate and interact with customers/suppliers or employees of the organization from a variety of cultural backgrounds in both a formal and informal environment.
        Ability to travel on business domestically and internationally as required.
        Willing to adjust hours to meet job needs; ** May be required to work overtime and off shifts as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in business or technical field preferred.    
1 to 3 years related experience and/or training preferred but new graduates are encouraged to apply; previous sales and customer relations and/or purchasing or procurement experience desired, but not required.
Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:
1. Bachelor’s degree in business or technical field preferred.
2. 1 to 3 years of management or supervisory experience in B2B sales, customer relations, purchasing, or procurement with significant customer interaction.  

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