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Sr. Strategic Sourcing Agent

Blauvelt, NY · Manufacturing
Main Responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute Aerco Sourcing strategies that balance current needs with long-term direction.  This includes dual sourcing and supplier rationalization
  • Responsible for proactively determining and managing risks to supply and taking preventative actions to mitigate.
  • Initiates global sourcing efforts to ensure minimized total cost of ownership.
  • Identifies vendors able to provide products that meet AERCO production and commercial requirements.  Ensures vendor qualifications in accordance with Company standards.
  • Support Aerco’s Inventory reduction initiatives by driving supplier Kanban and consignment
  • Support manufacturing fulfillment with escalated supplier delivery issues
  • Approve standard Purchase Orders ensuring entitled pricing and preferred suppliers
  • Responsible for supporting internal customers with new product development and Value add/Value Engineering projects
  • Ensures the success of material and acquisition cost savings initiatives, positive supplier relations and Kanban agreements while developing second source vendors.
  • Works with Quality Control on first piece inspections and on-site vendor audit/preview of vendor operations.
  • Prepares contracts for purchases and blanket orders in conformance with Company policies.  Reviews Purchase Order Claims, troubleshoots problems and provides resolution.
  • Remains current on market prices for precious metals, and other relevant commodities.
  • Support Lean initiatives which include implementing/maintaining paperless/visual supply process linking suppliers to Point-of-Use manufacturing.
  • Maintains knowledge of plant’s processes, techniques, tools, and equipment.
  • In collaboration with Quality, periodically reviews supplier performance and interfaces directly with poor performing suppliers in development of improvement plans.
  • Controls and maintains an approved supplier list
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Procurement/Purchasing, Supply Chain, Finance, Business Administration, Engineering
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally.
  • Project and Program Management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Must excel in a team environment
  • Must embrace change Working knowledge of MS Office, and db systems.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in procurement or materials management in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles and Kanban systems a plus but not essential.
  • Past experience with developing and sustaining global sourcing programs.
  • Results driven with excellent project and time management
  • Self-motivated
April A. Estes
ProEnlist, LLC
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