Manager, Purchasing in Huntsville, AL at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 4/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Job Title
Manager, Purchasing

Job ID(Requisition ID):
3488

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
Purchasing
Job Location
Huntsville, AL, USA

Schedule
Day
Pay Type
Salary
Travel Requirement
No
Job Type
Full-Time

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