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Purchasing Lead at Schneider Electric

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Location: CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa

Job Description:
Schneider Electric USA is a leading manufacturer of equipment for electrical distribution, industrial control, and automation. We have the following position available in Cedar Rapids, Iowa:

Purchasing Lead: S/he will prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services. S/he purchases the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts. S/he researches and evaluates suppliers, based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history. S/he negotiates, renegotiates, and administers contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives. S/he analyzes price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices. S/he plans and coordinates New Product Development purchasing activities. She negotiates supplier development and sourcing. S/he works on designing manufacturability of new product designs prior to their launch at production facilities. S/he launches part agreements with suppliers and Logistics Terms and Conditions for all parts. S/he reviews and approves purchase requests made within her project perimeter. S/he is responsible for negotiating vendor managed inventory for critical parts. S/he performs the time charged in tracking tools for project support. 25% travel to visit suppliers and manufacturing sites to North America and China.

Requirements: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Microelectronic Engineering, or related Engineering business field and three years of work experience in purchasing function in offer creation project through PMP process within a global industry. Also must have experience with: 2 years executing market based costing algorithm cost model, SRiM (Supply chain risk management), SAP, Ariba (D-data base for Request for quote), and Prism; 3 years utilizing component fabrication technology including silicon, sheet metal, thermal plastic injection and stamping for semi-conductors; 3 years applying sourcing design part component knowledge to set up strategy in global market based on TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) method; and 3 years overseeing financial and scheduling $6 Million on project management.

This position is covered by our company’s Employee Referral Program. Any applicant who is interested in this position or who was referred to this position may apply by submitting a complete resume in English through this site.