Develop both strategy and tactics to obtain assigned direct materials at the lowest possible cost while fully meeting company specifications and quality requirements. Control the selection of suppliers and the purchase of direct materials to support the product application and manufacturing operating environment(s) with no shortages across the company's manufacturing footprint. Develop and execute appropriate negotiations/strategies to drive supplier behavior. Purchase capital and expense items at the minimum cost which will meet schedule and application requirements.
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in a Business or technical discipline.
Three to five years of exempt level purchasing responsibilities, or the equivalent, in a manufacturing environment.
Effective oral and written communications skills. Proficiency in personal computers/word processing, spreadsheets/databases, and relevant software packages. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, professional relationships with a comparable vendor base. Knowledge of purchasing policies and procedures required.
Knowledge of corporate and governmental purchasing policies and procedures required.
Self-directed. Willingness to travel (10-25%) required.