Purchasing Manager - #197133

WITTENSTEIN North America


Date: 06/08/2022 10:30 AM

City: Bartlett, Illinois

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day



Responsibilities



Responsible for all relevant requirements concerning technical processes for purchasing of mechatronic systems that are planned, procured, and placed in service. Works closely with sales, product development and design, product management, quality management, logistics and production. Monitors price developments, researches potential to set cost reductions. Works closely with purchasing group to reduce costs for acquiring products and materials



  • Lead inquiries and negotiations for project and production work
  • Monitor the capacity of suppliers and assure accuracy of parts needed
  • Successfully negotiate purchase agreements
  • Negotiate and align global purchase agreements
  • Participate in make-or-buy decisions
  • Research alternative back-up resources
  • Perform supplier qualification in coordination with applicable managers
  • Perform cost analysis for purchased products and materials
  • Ensures process stability and supply availability
  • Ensure proper inventory levels of components
  • Identifies suppliers in coordination with the material group management
  • Partners with legal counsel to review supplier contracts and supplier audits
  • Recognize the causes of problems and solves them
  • Support the product development process through the different product stages from first sample to start of series production, to ensure at the right time the right product requirements are in place. Consult with engineering for manufacturability and associated costs
  • Support Quality Assurance in development of quality/inspection plan
  • Responsibility of assigned products, purchasing parts in accordance with project deadlines
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications




  • Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in mechanical, electrical, or industrial Engineering and three years experience is required; or equivalent working experience
  • Strong background in mechanics, electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics is required
  • 3-5 years of work experience
  • German language skills or ability to learn
  • Highly developed analytical skills
  • Strategic management (material group planning)
  • Cost and value analysis
  • Market and vendor analysis
  • Purchasing Contract law knowledge
  • Negotiation skills
  • In-depth knowledge of the procurement market
  • Utilization of established internal expert networks
  • Analytical thinking
  • Consulting expertise
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret many different forms of business documents
  • Strong leadership, organizational, communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Solid ERP knowledge, familiarity with reporting software
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing

Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Excellent health benefits

    • Monthly medical premiums 50% to 75% below market
    • Annual deductibles & copays below market
    • Higher % of medical coverage than market
    • Dental & Vision – No monthly premiums
  • Matching 401(k) contribution
  • Wellness reimbursement (50% up to $500/yr)
  • Wellness Rewards redeemed for Gift Cards
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
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