Purchasing Manager (2243) Massachusetts

Summary: This position will be responsible for directing the Purchasing team as well as managing critical commodities and leading projects within the department. This position will work internally across functions including, planning, production, engineering, finance and quality to achieve maximum value in sourcing efforts. Will also direct NPI purchasing with focus on lead time and cost.

 Experience and Knowledge:

  • Sourcing of items for the semiconductor equipment or medical device market
  • Collaborating with inventory planning to work with suppliers for optimal inventory levels
  • Understanding of Quality metrics as well as Copy Exact requirements
  • Experience managing a team of Purchasing professionals
  • Negotiating product price, quality and delivery times
  • Participate in supplier audits and leading quarterly business reviews
  • Project Management
  • Strong ERP and S&OP skills
  • Low Cost Region Sourcing Experience
  • Designing and implementing supplier KanBan processes and methods
  • Supporting volume production and new product introduction (NPI) purchases
  • Invoice issues resolution to ensure timely supplier payment

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication, organization and analytical skills
  • Manage multiple suppliers to ensure optimal production capacity
  • Data driven problem solver
  • Working knowledge of Lean Principles
  • Manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Experience working with shifting priorities and moving deadlines
  • Identify supplier capacity constraints and recommend and implement solutions
  • Interpret MRP data with suppliers to develop a balanced supply plan
  • Work with supplier quality to identify and resolve supplier quality issues

Additional Qualifications:

  • APICS, CPM and/or Six Sigma certification or equivalent training
  • Misys, QuickBooks, EPDM, and Solid Works systems implementation
  • DFMA principles and practices
  • Supplier qualification processes
  • MS Office (Word, Excel)

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management or equivalent, MBA preferred