This position will have primary responsibility for sourcing and secure required materials and component parts needed to produce fabric care products at lowest total systems cost.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinate new suppliers / parts and engineering changes with Materials, Engineering, Quality Assurance and external suppliers.
Responsible for supplier selection, negotiations with suppliers involving price, quality, delivery, payment terms, etc. that meet products requirements in terms of year over year total cost goals.
Effectively and tactfully communicate verbally and in writing externally to suppliers and sell ideas and strategies internally.
Manage multiple projects simultaneously, resolve problems, meet deadlines, and handle fast paced critical work environment.
Understand, communicate and enforce Electrolux Major Appliances policy as it pertains to supplier and internal issues.
Minimum of 3 years purchasing experience with demonstrated professional growth.
Knowledge and understanding of engineering drawings.
Previous Experience: Minimum of 3 year progressive purchasing responsibilities (Preferable
Education: Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Business
Bilingual 85% English/Spanish
Expertise in supplier processes and cost drivers.
Demonstrated negotiation skills including year over year cost reductions as well as negotiating complex business issues and risk assessment.
Understanding of Global Purchasing markets (Asia, Mexico, South America, China and Eastern Europe)
Material flow process knowledge (transportation, lead times, tier 2 supply, etc.)
Outstanding leadership skills including leading supplier resources and cross functional teams.
Internal and external conflict resolution skills.
Personal computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and mainframe operations procurement related software.
Basic knowledge of purchasing/accounting processes.