Supply Chain Analyst II in Moorpark, CA at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 5/30/2020

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Supply Chain Analyst II

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Job Summary
Benchmark products and designs have been seen at the Olympics, the Super Bowl, and in Hollywood. America’s women and men in uniform count on our technical skills to help ensure our country remains safe and our work is part of many of the commercial aircraft seen crisscrossing the skies. Products we engineer live inside some of the world’s fastest computers and are saving lives every day in hospitals and surgical suites around the globe. Benchmark is a world-leading, top-10 EMS provider of integrated electronic manufacturing services with total revenues exceeding $2.5B and with employees in 7 countries on 3 continents offering everything from product development to regional PCB build – including system level assembly in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia. We provide service to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment (which includes equipment for the aerospace and defense industry), testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunication equipment, including Benchmark offers customers comprehensive and integrated design and manufacturing services from initial product design to volume production including direct order fulfillment and post-deployment services. Our precision technology manufacturing capabilities complement our proven electronic manufacturing expertise by providing further vertical integration of critical mechanical components. These capabilities include precision machining, advanced metal joining, assembly and functional testing for multiple industries including medical, instrumentation, aerospace and semiconductor capital equipment. Benchmark can provide specialized engineering services, including product design, printed circuit board layout, prototyping, automation and test development. We believe that we have developed strengths in the manufacturing process for large, complex, high-density printed circuit boards as well as the ability to manufacture high and low volume products in regions such as China, Malaysia, Mexico, Romania and Thailand. Our Moorpark, California site has an open position for a Supply Chain Analyst. The Supply Chain Analyst executes the planning and procurement activities to support department, business unit and divisional goals. Also ensures customer needs are met.

Essential Functions and Competencies

• Understanding of the extended process of material procurement, capacity planning, inventory analysis and advanced planning techniques (demand flow scheduling, vendor managed inventory, etc.)
• Understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools (Baan or equivalent)
• Effective analytical, planning and organizational skills
• Effective interpersonal skills with coworkers and customers
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Knowledge of purchasing practices and familiarity with, or ability to gain familiarity with, procurement requirements for electronics and related agreements
• Ability to support a 24/7 global business operation as required
• Effective negotiation and problem solving skills
• Demonstrate teamwork and the ability to operate on diverse project teams
• Demonstrate confidentiality and the ability to represent the company in a professional manner
• Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment when representing the company in supply chain decisions
• Participate in a continuous improvement activity
• Ability to understand and use continuous improvement tools
Qualifications / Education / Experience

• Develop, maintain and control a realistic master production schedule by balancing customer requirements with manufacturing capacity and parts availability
• Communicate forecast and production schedule changes to Master Planner and Supply Chain supervisor
• Analyze potential impact of forecast and production schedule changes on component procurement and production volume
• Ensure consistency between customer demand information and production build schedules
• Collaborate with customers, operations and supply chain management to appropriately manage inventory levels and minimize obsolescence
• Perform “What if” analyses to aid in optimal scheduling, priorities and decision making
• Act as the key contact for analysis of new orders, change orders and new change analysis from customers
• Perform material and capacity analysis; Work with Scheduler to establish a production schedule for each order and communicate/resolve issues related to discrepancies between the requested and promised due date
• Monitor inventory levels and planned order quantities at both the component and assembly level; Generate action plans to ensure that inventory levels are optimized and disposition excess inventory to support business objectives
• Interface with customers, suppliers and internal resources for management of AVL choices and alternates in order to monitor or reduce product cost or inventory levels
• Manage EOL and other assurance of supply issues and support Engineering changes and New Product Introduction
• Participate on the Customer Team as the Supply Chain Department representative and support development of planning processes to support department, business unit and divisional goals
• Conduct day-to-day business analysis supporting supply chain management
• Assist the Account Managers in developing monthly sales forecasts; Update the forecast based on the planning process
• Develop, document and manage customer specific planning systems such as Kanban, safety stock, knowledge based configuration systems, vendor managed inventory or other unique systems
• Work directly with customers to gain an understanding of a customer’s planning system and how Benchmark and the customer’s processes interact
• Recommend and implement improvements to the extended planning process in order to gain efficiencies in both Benchmark’s processes and the customer’s processes
• Assist other team members as needed to ensure customer needs are met
• Handle all tactical responsibilities associated with purchase orders and perform buying activity for local, regional and global purchasing initiatives
• All employees are responsible for the Quality of their work to ensure BEI meets, or exceeds Customer Satisfaction.
• Act as the key contact for analysis of new orders, change orders and net change analysis from customers
• Participate on the Customer Team for large, complex accounts as the Supply Chain Department representative; Support development planning processes to support department, business unit and divisional goals
• Assist the Supply Chain Supervisor, as needed, regarding development of advanced Planning processes
• Develop decision support tools and financial models to analyze the cost/benefit tradeoffs of inventory changes
• Train and educate supply chain analysts on supply chain strategies, inventory management strategies, analysis techniques and tool development
• Act as lead buyer on initiatives, as assigned by commodity management
• Drive initiatives, analyze critical items and develop and implement complex solutions to supply chain issues
• Evaluate competitive offerings from suppliers to determine the overall best offer, technical analysis, operational analysis, cost/price analysis and make/buy analysis
• Participate on commodity team(s) responsible for supplier management and develop effective plans for supplier improvement
• Work with internal and external customers and/or other supply chain personnel to analyze and determine best supplier or service provider for the defined scope of work
• Review data for accuracy and analyze the information in support of agreements
• Contribute to cost reduction program by making viable business recommendations and process improvement ideas
• Manage component throughput product life cycle (PLC)
• Comply with commodity strategies as directed by commodity management
• Participate and provide input to supplier score card reviews
• Work with Supplier Development Engineering in the qualification of components, as required
• Work with commodity management for component sourcing activities
• Execute the tactical portion of component Stop Ship/Purge efforts
• 3+ years in more complex purchasing accounts/commodities
• Advanced MRP/ERP knowledge, as well as a working knowledge of supplier contract maintenance and sourcing techniques
• Skills in supply chain management and drive initiatives
• Strong leadership skills and effective oral and written communication skills
• Ability to effectively mentor coworkers
• Ability to independently drive solutions to complex supply chain issues with limited supervision
• Lead or participate in a continuous improvement activity with complete documentation, including a follow up review with the team in a presentation format
• 4 year degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience as approved by executive management OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
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Moorpark, CA, USA

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