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Senior Purchasing Specialist

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Systematic Business Consulting


Saint Louis, MO

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Large and growing metal components manufacturer for the Automotive Industry is seeking a Sr. Purchasing Specialist to join its growing team in St. Louis, MO!  The Sr. Purchasing Specialist plans, develops and executes purchasing and supplier management strategies that support current and future business needs and supports the site purchasing team members to ensure compliance to established supplier purchasing agreements. \r\r\r Performs strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, including equipment, goods and services, utilizing the following strategies:\r Creating the best value at the least risk by understanding market forces that drive price, risk, and availability.\r Achieving “best value\ [total cost, lifetime cost of ownership, quality, terms, delivery, risk, or effectiveness] from current and potential suppliers.\r Analyzing/implementing material spend consolidations for “best value\ by optimizing the number of suppliers, and consolidating purchases where substitution risk is low. \r Negotiating and creating purchasing agreements with optimal terms and in-line with the overall Purchasing Strategy.\r Performing cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking along with assessing, managing and mitigating risks.\r Forecasting price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power.\r\r

Job Requirements
\r Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related discipline\r 5 years experience as purchasing manager, purchasing agent, or Senior Buyer with strong sourcing and vendor management experience\r Experience in purchasing capital assets and materials commodities\r Working experience of vendor management software and ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures (knowledge of PLEX a plus)\r 2 years in a supervisory role, preferred\r Experience in a manufacturing environment with machining and/or assembly content, preferred\r Experience in automotive tier 1 or tier 2 supply contracting, preferred\r Purchasing/Supply Chain Certification through ISM, APS, APICS, or an accredited college; or in the process of attainment, preferred\r\r

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