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Commodity Purchasing Manager


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The primary function is to be responsible for the acquisition and administration, at optimum balance of cost, quality and supplier service, of all materials and services necessary for the division's production and operating standards. 
Negotiate long-term agreements with existing suppliers up to contract signature
Negotiate logistic conditions with supplier in accordance with contract requirement and BU objectives
Launch and Monitor Cost reduction campaigns with all the suppliers in its portfolio
Review alternate sources (benchmark), ensuring continuity of supply, consistency of quality, lead times in line with market expectations and competitive pricing.
Develop annual objectives in line with departmental and division goals.
Evaluate suppliers through performance measures.
Support purchasing managers in any conflicts they may entail with suppliers.
Motivate inspire, advise, and provide necessary training for the procurement team.
Maintain excellent communication and relationship with suppliers.
Ability to access relevant information from Royal IV (ERP system) in order to produce required reports.
Develops, reviews, and approves new or improved purchasing processes to maintain efficiency of operation
Evaluates overall revisions, price and past performance of each contract and works with Sales Engineering and Sales to approve price increases
Maintains Items Master (Qualified Products List)
Creates responses to special correspondence and handles special assignments and problems
Establishes priorities and assists other purchasers with the more difficult and complex procurement assignments
Interprets contract provisions and reviews contracts for accuracy and changes prior to bid and renewal;
Provides liaison between vendors, contractors, and internal requestors
Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
Procurement/supply chain background in manufacturing environment required, minimum 5 years. Knowledge of industry suppliers, product(s) and manufacturing capabilities required. Aerospace industry knowledge preferred. 
Business/Technical College degree preferred or the equivalent in training education and experience. 
Computer Skills: Proficient in use of Lotus Notes and Microsoft Office products including, Word, Excel and Access. MRP systems experience is an asset. 
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation/contracting skills. Demonstrate flexibility, prioritizing, time management and follow through. Attention to detail and analytical/problem solving skills. Initiative/self motivation. Customer Focused. Ability to work in a team environment.  Ability to read technical drawings is an asset.
Master 1 ou équivalent BAC+4
Min. experience level required
6-10 years

Job Number: 1610050733
Job Location: Santa Maria, CA
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 05/27/2016
Attention: Reet Rand
Address: 3130 S HARBOR BLVD STE 100
City, State: SANTA ANA, CA 92704
Phone: 714/540-7900
800 Phone: 800/234-8644
Fax Phone: 714/540-8092

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