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Sr Purchasing Specialist in Hogansville, GA at Continental

Date Posted: 8/12/2018

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Work under the general direction of Regional Manager Capital cluster & PPS Manager, responsible for development and implementation of strategy and negotiations relating to supply and pricing of Indirect Materials & Capital Goods for the location and align with other North American locations. Long term objective to establish optimum internal customer support, motivated supply base through pooling volumes, and use of common strategies in order to maximize contributions to the operating profit of the plants as well as the North American Region. This position will have multiple plant location responsibility.



PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

• Purchase Management – planning, forecasting, source evaluation, negotiation, implementation and commodity investigation. Strategies and actions defined together with Corporate Purchasing, focused on the activities within location/Plant with annual purchase spend of approx. 3 million euro.
• Identify and implement cost reduction opportunities and alternatives, build relevant strategy together with Corporate Purchasing while ensuring agreements of all parties (Plants, Engineering, etc.).
• Supplier Management - maintenance of service contracts and suppliers. Control of information flow to suppliers and negotiations on all issues together with Corporate Purchasing.
• Provide support for existing tools and best practices, as well as continuous education of Purchasing Policies and Procedures to internal stakeholders.
• Adjustment and optimization of existing applications and reports according to requirements of Corporate Purchasing including interface management to existing tools and solutions
• Customer satisfaction responsibilities including: representing indirect purchasing during plant visits and/or home plant environment, as well as developing and implementing actions to support individual plant locations.

Bachelors Degree, plus 3 to 8 years internal or external experience. Must be proficient in English.

Travel minimum requirement – 20%, occasional trip outside of USA.

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