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Commodity Purchasing Manager - (3) - CA

Description:


Chipton-Ross is seeking a Commodity Purchasing Manager for an opening in Santa Maria, CA.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
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. French and English spoken and written. Ability to read technical drawings is an asset.

EDUCATION:
Bachelors Degree

WORK HOURS:
Full Time, 1st Shift
 
Job Number: 159997
Job Location: Santa Maria, CA
Rate: $75000 to $85000.00 DOE
Duration: Perm
Input Date: 10/27/2016
Firm Name: CHIPTON ROSS
Attention: Christine Gibbons
Address: 343 MAIN ST
City, State: EL SEGUNDO, CA 90245
Phone: 310/414-7800 X286
800 Phone: 800/927-9318
Fax Phone: 310/414-7808
Email: cgibbons@chiptonross.com
Website: www.chiptonross.com

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