Assistant Purchasing Manager
Take the initiative and\or assist Purchasing Manager in responsible for ensuring that materials supply equals demand, optimizing overall cost of Purchasing, supporting the business development effort with current and potential customers, and development / implementation of purchasing strategies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist Purchasing Manager in leading and administrate the Purchasing organization.
Support the development and implementation of Supply Chain strategies and systems.
Optimize the overall cost of materials and ensure that materials supply equals demand.
Execute Purchasing and Materials Planning functions according to the business objectives and policies and procedures.
Ensure all purchases orders are placed with pricing and terms & conditions that are negotiated and agreed to by Client Commodity Managers and Buyers.
Ensure that Operation's supply base contributes to success of the Operation and that suppliers are selected based on overall cost effectiveness and their ability to meet Client's requirements. Monitor, track, and provide feedback on suppliers' performance on overall cost, delivery, and quality.
Maintains an open, non-political culture that encourages employees to focus on maximizing the performance of the company and customer service.
Support the development of Client Supply Chain strategies and systems. Obtain feedback from Customers/BUs and suppliers. Collaborate with Jabil SCM, other Client Operations, suppliers, and customers to develop supply chain solution that improves Jabil's performance and service levels.
Support customers/BUs business need using Client's standard processes where possible and customized solutions where necessary. Influence customers/BUs in order to leverage Client's Supply Chain solutions.
Execute Purchasing and Materials Planning functions according to the business objectives and policies and procedures. Continuously improve efficiency, accuracy, and effectiveness of the functions. Drive down overall cost of materials including component pricing, freight expenses, administration expenses, materials liability, and high stock.
Enforce the Corporate “Rules of the Road” Commandment and Cultural Creeds, Corporate and Operation’s policies procedures
May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Typically reports to Management. Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include: Purchasing Manager
Job is directly responsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management). Job title example(s) of employees directly supervised: Purchasing Supervisor, Purchasing Analyst and Buyer
JOB QUALIFICATIONS KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
Extremely strong skills in communication, leadership, business analysis, process development, administration and change management are required.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to cost of managing materials, material price variance.
Ability to manage Days of Supply-MPS, potential excess material, potential obsolete material, high stocks.
Proficiency in use of personal computers, Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and e-mail skills required. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Minimum five years of experience and required industry experience, including two years in supervisory role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
APICS and CPM certifications preferred.