General Purpose :
Manage all aspects of the procurement of specific commodities, finished products, and services in order to ensure on-going optimum cost and delivery
Position Summary, Responsibilities and Expectations :
Negotiate with suppliers to obtain most favorable price, schedule, and terms and conditions; Follows up orders to expedite delivery and shipment as required.
Execute purchase orders from planning purchase requisitions.
Ensure returns, credits or replacements are handled in a timely manner.
Support the Quality Department to close out all discrepancy reports and corrective actions.
Participate in supplier contract negotiation.
Manage changes involving materials, including but not limited to, sample qualification and material transitions.
Perform market analysis for commodities being procured and submits reports and recommendations for management review.
Facilitate requests for proposal / quotation; response analysis, summary reports and recommendations for management review for supplier selection.
Participates in new product development / introduction teams, concurrent engineering, value engineering and other cost-savings efforts;
Frequently interact with individuals in administrative or executive positions within company and supplier organizations to obtain and provide information;
consults on problems requiring judgment and tact; develops and maintains good working relationships with suppliers.
Procure materials, expense items, equipment and services within the provisions of applicable Government laws and regulations and Company Policy.
Ensure all procurement activities comply with the Company's Code of Ethics & Business Conduct Guidelines, Purchasing Policies & Procedures, and legal & ethical business practices
Demonstrate broad knowledge of the Procurement function and its capabilities to support business objectives.
Demonstrate up-to-date expertise in the commodities being managed.
Develop performance metrics and drives initiatives to ensure goals are met on schedule.
Essential Skills and Experience :
5+ Years purchasing experience, handling computer components in high volume preferred
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Proficiency in MS Office. Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
Oracle ERP experience preferred
Experience in working with contract manufacturers
Outstanding analytical capabilities. Strong negotiation skills. Excellent written and oral communication in a structured and clear manner.
Ability to work cross functionally in a dynamic environment. Strong work ethic with high degree of flexibility