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The purpose of this position is to develop and lead supply chain initiatives and activities for a low to medium in complexity commodities in accordance with the business strategic requirements set forth by Procurement Management. The employee will be responsible for all tactical aspects of supply chain procurement including material cost reduction, supplier negotiations, strategic procurement, quality and delivery improvements, VA/VE, project management and supply base reduction.
_Principle Responsibilities_
Develop, motivate, plan and incorporate cost saving programs, through establishing mutual confidence with potential and ongoing suppliers and plant representatives;
Monitor supplier’s price, quality, delivery, and service performance; take corrective action when required;
Develop and maintain alternative production suppliers in the event that existing suppliers cannot meet delivery requirements;
Analyze and negotiate price change requests for assigned parts;
Accumulate, prepare, and present necessary reports concerning cost trends and price changes;
Maintain and update all purchase orders, price change notices, order history, quote information, and correspondence, for all production parts held responsible;
Maintain supplier database to ensure data integrity and accuracy;
Conduct necessary visits to plants and suppliers.
Initiate value chain improvements.
_Competencies_
Numerical reasoning, effectively dealing with numbers and the ability to read and prepare spreadsheets
Problem solving and analyses, careful and systematic evaluation of information, possible alternatives and consequences
Negotiation tactics, identifying the needs and motives of both parties involved and working toward mutually beneficial agreements.·
Presentation skills, the ability to communicate to an audience in a formal setting·
Strong commitment to providing world-class customer service, anticipating customer needs and designing, promoting or supporting the delivery of products and services that exceed their expectations
A demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, to take initiative, to work independently of day-to-day supervision, and to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
Makes sound decisions in a timely and confident manner
_Education/Experience:_
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience;
2 -4 years experience in commodity or production applications preferably within automotive industry;
Willingness to travel
Strong automotive and/or Tier 1 business perspective.
Bi-lingual (Mandarin and English) preferred but not require
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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