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Purchasing Manager

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Findlay, OH

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Direct Hire/ Placements

Job Description

Summary:   Manage all aspects of the Purchasing organization, including SRM.      Development of new suppliers to achieve best quality, cost and delivery.  Drive PDCA to achieve business plan goals, staff development and employee job satisfaction. 

Duties & Responsibilities: 
  1. Development and implementation of mid-term strategy for N.A. supply base.
  2. Alignment of department goals, Business Plan and mid-term strategy. 
  3. Organization and leadership of cost reduction project teams and process.
  4. Effectively develop associates through goals, objectives and training tools.
  5. Develop and manage N.A. purchasing operations to optimize supply chain performance, providing optimum value of QCD. 
  6. Monitor status of suppliers, proactively identify solutions to issues that arise as a result of market volatility/VUCA environment, create run out charts and identify solutions to production downtime threats to neutralize negative impacts.
  7. Proactive leadership of process and procedure improvements to increase efficiency, organization and effectiveness.
  8.  Lead New Model development process and activity. Strive to achieve best result to increase customer satisfaction (internal and external).
  9. Manage Business Plan and financial reporting activities. Leadership and support to Purchasing and Sourcing supervision.
  10. Awareness and proactive engagement with supply base / SRM.  

Job Requirements

Ideal Skills & Requirements: 
     Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or related field, specialization in Supply Chain or International Business.  10 years professional leadership experience preferred. 

1. Advanced knowledge of the automotive industry market and environment; Basic understanding of manufacturing processes

2.       Advanced verbal and written communication skills; Able to communicate effectively with all levels of management, external and internal customers, and support staff

3.       Advanced interpersonal skills; Able to effectively direct, influence, and negotiate with associates within and outside of Sanoh America

4.       Intermediate to advanced meeting organization and facilitation skills; Able to deliver meetings that yield appropriate communication, direction and results

5.       Advanced knowledge in statistical data collection and analysis; Able to effectively analyze and report accurate market data from which to make sound business decisions

6.       Intermediate understanding of basic financial accounting; Able to accurately report, forecast, and trouble-shoot

7.       Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word

8.       Intermediate to advanced knowledge of the APQP process; Able to effectively lead / support the entire new model process

9.       Intermediate to advanced supervisory and leadership skills; Can effectively manage Coaching, Conflict Management, Performance Management, etc., for both direct reports and associates outside of the reporting structure

10.    Intermediate to advanced analytical and problem-solving abilities; Able to analyze a situation or condition and determine the best course of action and/or how to overcome obstacles and countermeasure problems


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