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TK Elevator is currently seeking an Sr. Buyer- Manufacturingin Atlanta, GA.
This role manage large, complex supplier procurement activities and cross-functional relationships ensuring best practice purchasing techniques are applied at all times. In addition, this role will be responsible for implementing and managing strategic sourcing and commodity strategies, support new product introduction (NPI) activities, and support integrated product teams in alignment with TK Elevator purchasing policies, processes, and strategy.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Manage large, complex supplier relationships to ensure quality, cost, delivery, and responsiveness targets are achieved
Develop and agree contracts as required and manage and enforce complex contractual obligations
Drive annual cost down and minimize supplier cost increases
Accountable for commodity Purchase Price Variance (PPV) performance for designated commodities
Performs inventory planning, purchasing, management and reconciliation to maintain continuity of supply
Create and distribute Purchase Orders (PO's) to suppliers
Support procurement transition from new product introduction to future production by working effectively with other procurement team members and business functions
Represent procurement on assigned New Product Introduction and Integrated Product Teams acting a liaison between these teams and the procurement team. Coordinate required procurement input and issue resolution in support of team goals
Manage all aspects of the procurement process including quotation, in-depth quote evaluation, cross-functional sourcing, risk evaluation, negotiating, contracting, order expediting, supplier schedule maintenance/adherence, rate readiness, and other complex supplier launch activities including customer support/interaction in accordance with PSM policies, procedures, and company objectives.
Support strategic make-versus-buy activities and cross-functional manufacturing strategy development.
Who we are looking for
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Purchasing or Finance or related field required; Master's Degree and/or APICS certification a plus
7+ years purchasing or supply chain experience
Basic knowledge and understanding of engineering drawings for component parts
Familiar with engineering change processes and bills of materials
Experience using SAP Ariba, Oracle, AS400, or similar procure to pay platform
Robust knowledge of indirect and/or direct category market trends and global supply base
Experience working with and leading cross-functional teams
Proven track record of developing and managing national suppliers or group purchasing organizations
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions