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Sr. Buyer/Procurement Manager

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Posted: 11/30/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Other Job Number: 502800 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


Want to work with robots and airplanes?

In this role, the Senior Buyer / Procurement Manager will be responsible for all procurement and fulfillment for custom built aircraft assembly automation projects within our recently opened Elk Grove Village production facility. The Individual will establish a clear communication with suppliers and drive actions for fulfillment of our company’ s objectives for on-time delivery, quality and pricing that is aligned to customer requirements.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Develop the supply chain, with a focus on adding local suppliers
  • Be a leader in inquiries and negotiations for project and production work
  • Perform supplier qualifications in coordination with applicable managers
  • Negotiate purchase agreements in coordination with applicable managers
  • Participate in make-or-buy decisions
  • Convert Purchase Requisitions to POs, update PO Promise Dates from suppliers, and manage PO schedule changes / work within standard ERP process
  • Achieve best cost for material with outstanding quality and within customer Need-By date
  • Maintain proper inventory levels of stock material
  • Own Fulfillment KPI; On-time PO placement, On-time Delivery, Supplier Promise Date / PO Promise Date accuracy, Deflation, Adherence to Supplier Contracts / Pricing, and invoice resolution
  • Partner with the Supplier Quality & negotiate on Vendor Recovery associated with Liquidated Damages due to delivery & quality issues
  • Hold bi-weekly / monthly rhythm with strategic suppliers for overall supplier performance & ensure best price & lead times are offered by suppliers
  • Partner with engineering & coordinate with suppliers on design change implementation
  • Develop knowledge of supplier manufacturing processes, material and commodity pricing and excellent focus on quality
  • Support Quality Assurance in development of quality/inspection plan
  • Be a first line of contact & establish strategic relationship with suppliers

Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor' s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in strategic sourcing, procurement, engineering, and / or manufacturing
  • Strong background in mechanical and electrical applications preferred
  • Experience with SAP not required but will give the candidate a strong advantage

Desired Characteristics:
  • High-energy, self-motivated, willing to take on responsibilities across functions & teams boundaries, and drive assigned tasks to closure
  • Willingness to visit Suppliers and develop recovery plans, set production priorities and detail analysis on product work cycle
  • Influence/communication and negotiations skills
  • Strong business & financial acumen; understanding of business operations & manufacturing industry
  • Program / Project management skills with horizontal teams
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; supervisory role experience
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, strong PC and database management skills
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines and frequently changing priorities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
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