Main Objective:

Responsible for all procurement related activities for high level strategic product launches.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Reviews MRP outputs weekly to ensure all required actions are taken – expedites, de-expedites, cancels, creates, etc.

Keeps abreast of changes affecting both supply and demand of products and materials.

Manages workflow at each subcontractor to ensure delivery as required. Adjusts delivery schedules to support forecasts or customer orders.

Ensures item costing is fair and reasonable. Works with each vendor to reduce costs while still maintaining quality and deliveries. Works with Finance for cost rolls and price adjustments.

Manages any required conference calls with key suppliers to resolve current schedule and issues.

Discusses defective goods with inspection or quality control personnel, suppliers and others to determine the origin and take corrective action.

Maintains and reviews inventory levels based upon forecast, safety stock, and/or strategic product importance. Identifies those products that are excess or slow moving.

Identifies new suppliers and initiates internal paperwork for approval. May also disqualify suppliers.

Travels to offsite suppliers to manage new projects/reviews.

Manages high-level strategic product launches.

Supports the Engineering Change Order process where needed.

Identifies excess and obsolete items as well as potential items for in-sourcing/outsourcing.

This position may have functional supervisory responsibilities.

Manages vehicle fleet leases

Manages all office supply/equipment orders and leases.

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree preferred.

3 years of relevant experience required. 5 years of relevant experience preferred.

Direct MRP experience required. SAP experience beneficial.

Purchasing/Manufacturing/Forecasting/Sourcing/International experience required.

Project Management experience required.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

Knowledge of Supply Chain concepts, Vendor Management, FDA and ISO regulations required.

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Microsoft Office/Windows. Excel Macros/Pivot Tables/VLookups strongly preferred.