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Indirect Purchasing Manager

Company: Talent Source
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: January 5, 2019

Job Description:

Are you a talented leader looking to join a company that boasts both a great culture and growth opportunity?We are looking for individuals that not only excel in what they do, but embody a healthy teamwork spirit that will help continue to cultivate a great culture.This is a phenomenal opportunity to join an organization that truly promotes ethics and integrity in everything they do. They are committed to growth, both at the organizational and individual level. The organization not only wants to support you in having what you need to do your best, but in being your best. To name just a few of the ways they invest in your health and well being, they offer... Insurance begins on Day 1 and you have 3 plan options - all including a concierge level service for second opinions, an on-line wellness portal, free life and short term disability, $300 in HSA funding automatically (you can earn more by participating in wellness programs), and so much more!In this exciting role, you will have the ability to build your own department!About the company...Our values reflect the heart and soul of the organization. They define what it takes to work here and how we do things. They give guidance to how we interact with customers and colleagues around the world, our shared values are a compass when we continue to develop and grow.Four core values provide direction for our leaders and employees. These four core values and what they mean in practice are defined in our way: Passion for Product; Responsibility; Teamwork; Ownership.Millions of people around the world buy and use products. Theyre RV users, boat owners, truck drivers, campers, outdoor people. And all part of a growing movement a longing for freedom and adventure, a desire to explore the world and to stay away for extended periods of time. We call it mobile living. Our mission is to make mobile living easy through smart and reliable products with outstanding design.In this role you will: Support to develop Purchasing strategies for a given set of Services and Indirect Materials across North American sites, including large Logistics Contracts (e.g. Ocean Freight) Discern advantages of local vs global supply, make vs buy scenarios, and strong focus on development of non-traditional suppliers and potential supplier assessment process. Active collaboration with suppliers and internal customers (cross functional team) on matters related to services, logistics and MRO materials. Negotiate and achieve YOY cost reductions and Best-in-class cost through various tools including but not limited to: Creation of Statement of Requirements for Indirect Purchases, creation of cost models (should cost), supplier visits and on-site audits, supplier cost down workshops, supplier fact based negotiations, global sourcing, dual sourcing, e-auctions, internal and external benchmarking activities, market intelligence and industry analysis, among others Management of annual/multi-year pricing agreements, negotiate the contractual needs, specifications, application, total cost (including logistics costs, MOQ/Lead times impact on inventory targets), stocking agreements particularly vendor management inventory, payment terms, warranty terms, OTD and overall Quality metrics per company standards, as well as manage and negotiate commercial issues that may arise. Supplier management, including the identification of new suppliers, qualification process, financial and business analysis, and core supplier review against company's core processes, policies, metrics, standard contracts Interface with both regional and global procurement teams for supplier evaluations, leverage of cost, technology advancement and supplier responsiveness, where it makes sense. Select Vendors that will meet company's Quality, Technology, and Cost standards for New Products development and execution.The ideal candidate...Is passionate about their work and building a great culture.The ideal candidate offers: Four-year degree, preferably in Business, Supply Chain, Finance or Engineering Master Degree is a plus (completed or in process) Familiar with and motivated by the Commercial side of Business (Purchasing) In-depth knowledge of Purchasing area overall understanding of Manufacturing process Experience in supervising small teams 1 to 3 resources or more for 3 years or more Minimum 8-10 years in a manufacturing company in areas like Purchasing or Finance Minimum 5 years experience in Indirect Materials, Services and Assets Purchases, and/or Logistics Purchasing Excellent written and verbal communication skills Effective interpersonal skills, problem solving, experience in business case and project financial analysis, strong project management skills. Computer skills are a must with proficiency in Excel (pivot table, formulas, reports) High mobility, 30% traveling within US to either company locations or suppliers Availability to travel overseas for 1 or 2 weeks, up to twice a year. Preferably experience in overseas trips and supplier development in low cost regions Strong Change agent Ability to convey and sell new ideas and direction Strong proven negotiation skillsIf this sounds like a great fit with your skill-set and interests, apply today for this immediate need!Headquartered in North Central Indiana and founded in 2009, TalentSource Staffing is a sole source recruiting firm offering an awesome team of subject matter experts in talent acquisition! We are recruiting generalists and provide professional job placement in a wide range of disciplines and industries, including temporary and perm placement, payroll, and specialty staffing solutions to a wide variety of top notch clients! TalentSource Staffing is committed to establishing a long-term relationship with both their clients and candidates. They achieve their mission of providing superior customer service through customized talent solutions, with an emphasis on quality and continuous improvement. To learn more about TalentSource Staffing please visit us at www.talentsourcestaffing.com!Talent Source Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Recruiting Firm. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Talent Source, Elkhart , Indirect Purchasing Manager, Executive , Elkhart, Indiana

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