Manager, Purchasing in Huntsville, AL at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 4/10/2018

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Job Description

Job Title
Manager, Purchasing

Job ID(Requisition ID):

Job Summary
Plans, organizes and directs the economic acquisition of materials, including cost, quality and delivery.

Essential Functions and Competencies

• Advanced knowledge using Visual Basic and/or SQL
• 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 (MAPICS, Baan or equivalent)
• Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats
• Effective analytical, planning and organizational skills
• Demonstrate ability to maintain strict confidences
• Strong financial understanding, risk analysis ability, relationship building and project management
• Effective interpersonal skills with employees and customers
• Ability to support a 24/7 global business operation as required
• Ability to use discretion and independent judgment when representing the company in supply chain decisions
• Demonstrate strong leadership and people management skills
• Ability to effectively mentor coworkers
• Ability to independently drive solutions to complex planning issues with limited supervision
• Lead, or at least participate in, a continuous improvement activity complete with documentation, including a follow up review with the team in a presentation format
• See job analysis forms for specific physical stressors of the job
Qualifications / Education / Experience

• Oversee the procurement of materials to support product lines and MRO supplies to meet the business needs
• Develop the plans required to complete the acquisition of components, subassemblies and equipment within the parameters of the Company policies and procedures
• Approve the negotiation of purchase orders within authorized limits; Ensure appropriate methods of purchase order administration are developed and maintained and monitor or participate in major dollar procurement negotiation
• Monitor purchases to ensure compliance with policies and procedures and the most economical price attainment; Resolve major material problems as they arise
• Meet with major vendors to promote the Company’s best interest concerning all matters dealing with the purchase of materials and services and to identify changing market conditions
• Foster and maintain a sound and reliable working relationship with all suppliers and develop metrics to measure and improve vendors’ performance
• Ensure compliance with contractual and customer requirements
• Ensure the coordination of material cost inputs to support the quoting process
• Review the progress of function’s activities and initiate corrective actions as required; Ensure the maintenance of related performance records
• Develop and strategize the utilization of Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Plans
• All employees are responsible for the Quality of their work to ensure BEI meets, or exceeds Customer Satisfaction.

7+ years of experience in commodity purchasing/planning; 3+ years in a leadership role

4 year degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience as approved by executive management
Job Category
Job Location
Huntsville, AL, USA

Pay Type
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