The Purchasing Manager is responsible for leading the purchasing management activities and the advanced sourcing functions for all Horizon Global products. This position will support the production buyers related to purchasing responsibilities for the program and will work closely with cross functional teams including Program Management, Engineering, Supplier Quality, Supply Chain, Finance, Manufacturing, and suppliers. Responsibilities include ensuring purchasing requirements and metrics are met at all program milestones, and the development and communication of program sourcing strategy. The Purchasing Manager will provide ongoing reporting of purchasing deliverable status to program and purchasing leadership. Responsibilities also include purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from a global supply base and evaluate supplier quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers utilizing knowledge of various articles of commerce and experience.
Actively conduct bidding and lead/assist in negotiations to achieve cost reductions and avoidances.
Negotiate, write, and administer contracts for commodities and parts pertaining to the business.
Analyze existing contracts and identify spend reduction opportunities.
Controlling cost of purchased supplies/equipment while maintaining deadlines.
Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
Maintain good supplier relationships.
Manage projects related to material sourcing and costs savings initiatives.
Organize and manage project teams with global partners which may require conference call meetings outside of normal business hours.
Achieve cost reduction targets.
Identify and develop automotive capable suppliers that meet the business standards.
Maintain compliance with all legal and corporate requirements and forms.
Maintain compliance with all quality system requirements.
Works effectively on project/contracting teams. Measure actual performance against goals on regular basis and present results to management.
Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers.
Prepare reports regarding market conditions for budgetary cost projections.
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field.
CPM of CPIM preferred.
5 years’ experience in purchasing/materials management in an automotive environment.
Good negotiation and analytical abilities.
Good contract writing and reading skills.
Knowledge of ERP system.
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