Manager Global Purchasing in Irvine, CA at ConsultNet

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

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Manager Global Purchasing
Irvine, CA
Direct Hire
Up to $145k year 

Successful candidate will develop and maintain a high-performance culture in the Team, resulting in continued success meeting functional KPIs and improved levels of customer service to internal and external customers.  Take the lead in addressing (through the Global Sourcing Managers if needed) any emergency resourcing, production expediting, or additional actions needed to reduce or eliminate the risk of plant line stoppages or "car down at dealership” situation.  Will be responsible for understanding commodity part manufacturing and component cost elements and be able to work with GSMs and their suppliers to further cost down efforts.  Will be supporting GSMs in the supplier selection process; sources and negotiates with potential suppliers, requests RFQ's, evaluates and analyzes results and provide sourcing documentation and recommendations to leadership in conformance with company standards.  Support GSMs in sourcing "best value” products through domestic, international, and LCC suppliers. Manager should possess a basic understanding of product flow through import/export and customs/broker process. Negotiate contractual terms regarding cost, delivery, quality, transportation, and other standard or special contract terms. Maintain purchase price and raw material price trends and analysis. Participates in and supports AQP activities in support of New Product Launch activities. Implements design changes and manages the execution of changes with suppliers. 

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Business, or Engineering or equivalent Supply Chain Management experience.
  • Must have 10 – 15 years of experience in automotive purchasing (OEM or Tier 1).
  • SAP experience required.
  • Must have training in one or more developmental areas (i.e. negotiation, contract writing, cost analysis, legal, leadership development, etc.).
  • Willingness to travel as needed, including overseas (especially China) - no more than 20% of the time
  • Must have understanding of the basic cost elements of Automotive Parts.
  • Must have fact based negotiation skills.
  • Experience working with all levels of management, including executive management.
  • Must display ability to identify problems, recommend solutions, and negotiate and execute contingency plans.
  • Must be able to accept personal responsibility and accountability for major analytical and planning assignments.