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Purchasing Manager

Arlington, Texas
  • Responsible for all procurement related activities for $300 million Arlington T1XX Project
  • Negotiates contracts with suppliers
  • Cost savings / cost avoidance / material cost improvement by plant and/or by program
  • Management of DSS and InterCo PO’s.
  • Process all requisitions through AS400 (DSS, InterCo, Controlled, Indirect).
  • Plant cost savings tracking and maintenance.
  • Implement procurement process and best practices
  • Implement supplier CI initiatives
  • Advanced program procurement analysis
  • Business unit target identification and implementation
  • Cross functionally align with corporate procurement to implement overall savings strategies
  • Apply lean principles in SCM & procurement principles
  • Ensure supplier qualification process: Safety, Quality, Delivery & Cost
  • Support PPAP & launch activity with supply base
  • Sourcing based on defined commodity strategy
  • Responsible for working in conjunction with regional commodity strategy for either direct or indirect material category as defined; approve all category sourcing decisions to insure compliance with strategy
  • Maintain industry & economic awareness of trends that affect/impact operational effectiveness

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to make recommendation to effectively resolve problems or issues
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • SAP and QAD proficiency
  • AS400 proficiency
  • Excel Proficiency in relation to managing the plant’s roadmaps, savings and economics

 

Education, Skills and Experience:

  • BS/BA required

 

Experience:

  • Requires 10+ years

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Priority setting and time management
  • Action oriented / produces results
  • Manages a broad functional area
  • Must have direct management experience with large-scale initiatives involving significant dollar amounts and implications, a large staff, and involving diverse stakeholder groups
  • The ability to lead and motivate groups and individuals. Able to think creatively and strategically to successfully mediate and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. Able to overcome obstacles and foster harmonious relations while working in matrix environment

 

 

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