GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The role of the Purchasing Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize purchasing and procurement strategies for spend across the plant organization. This includes acquiring resources within budget and facilitating communication between the plant, commodity team(s) and group constituents in order to deliver products and services according to business plan objectives. The Plant Purchasing Manager will manage the plant purchasing, guaranteeing the disposition of the materials and components of high quality, short delay, and low cost, so as to enhance the ability of competition. The Plant Purchasing Manager will purchase materials, supplies and services at the best price, quality and delivery available. Supervises analysts, project managers, and contractors to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet the required specifications. Develops and delivers sourcing strategies and annual savings plan for the business unit. Ensures implementation of supplier and other sourcing changes.
The following pages describe the skills and requirements needed for the position of the Purchasing Manager position.
- Develops and implements purchasing and inventory control procedures and sequence of operations within department to optimize operations and in accordance with local and Global Purchasing Procedures (GPPs) to best support Operations.
- Works with suppliers and buyers to review market, price, delivery conditions and trends to determine present and future material availability. Directs purchasing programs accordingly.
- Negotiates contracts with suppliers/contractors in line with company policy and procedures.
- Proposes dollar authorization limits for local purchasing staff.
- Oversees disposal/sale of surplus material or scrap products
- Monitors purchase order requisitions and purchasing contracts for conformance to company policy.
- Engages suppliers when serious variations arise in delivery, quality, price or conditions of sale. Involves corporate support with suppliers as needed to best meet needs of plant operations.
- Trains new staff members, provide daily supervision of local staff and conduct performance appraisals.
- Oversees overall plant purchasing operations to insure an ongoing supply of materials, tools, services and indirect materials to best support plant operations
- Implements systems and monitoring processes to prevent raw material (e.g., steel and Ni) and indirect material outages while managing inventory to meet plant objectives including but not limited to inventory targets and monthly spending objectives.
- Develops and manages direct and indirect material projects to achieve plant savings in support of business plan.
- Routinely provides forecast of purchase price savings (MCS) and scrap sales revenue.
- Ensure targets are met for supplier Payment Terms and Days Payable as per Tenneco Corporate Purchasing policy
- Supports corporate requests for plant data as needed
- Manages supply base in manner to maintain IATF 16949 (quality standard) compliance and plant certification.
- Draws up and manages the Purchasing budget.
- Set up and implement Purchasing Best in classes process and procedures.
- Is responsible for objectives realization: purchasing index, quality level, number of suppliers, Direct & Indirect cost reduction plan.
- Deploys the division purchasing strategy in four purchasing processes: build a supplier base, help suppliers to progress, integrate suppliers into projects, integrate suppliers into day-to-day operations.
- Covers all areas of site's purchasing: production, non-production, overheads, investments.
- Implement raw materials productivity actions.
- Direct and manage sourcing strategies from beginning to end. This includes interface with specific commodity teams and plant stakeholders.
- Monitor and analyze trends in plant spending and inventory control in order to make recommendations for the future, and to identify areas for possible savings.
- Analyze trends and market conditions for the present and future pricing, availability, lead-time, and capacity of goods and services.
- In coordination with Commodity Managers, negotiate pricing, terms and conditions of Purchase and warranties of goods and products with key local suppliers and vendors.
- In Coordination with Commodity Managers, Interview, identify, and qualify potential new vendors or suppliers in order to secure more cost-effective sources of products and services. In conjunction, facilitate the addition of these new vendors to the ASL (Approved Supplier List).
- Monitor vendor, service provider, outsourcer, and/or contractor performance to ensure quality of service. Update monthly supplier performance matrix(s) in the Zycus system
- Develop and deliver purchasing and inventory reports, bid proposals, requirements documentation, and tender documents.
- Where necessary, develop and implement plans to auction, recycle or otherwise sell obsolete inventory and equipment.
- Where necessary, coordinate delivery of CAPEX, and other collateral equipment to the plant.in accordance with GPP
- Ensure good quality and on-time delivery of the supplied products and achieve budget targets of suppliers (i.e., Parts per Million (PPM), On Time Delivery (OTD)).
- Co-coordinate quality activity of suppliers.* (Supplier Quality?)
- Manage suppliers’ audit and suppliers’ improvement(s).* (Supplier Quality)
- Optimize the number of suppliers and improve payment terms (e.g., reduce the number of invoices).
- Establish contract suppliers with Corporate Commodity Teams and manage the Request for Proposal (RFQ) process including tool modifications or new parts.
- Provide follow-up and expediting, as necessary, to assure that required price, quality and delivery is obtained.
- Capitalize on all purchasing opportunities, future & current, to create the highest leverage across commodities.
- Coordinate with Tenneco Corporation legal team to ensure contractual obligations minimize risk to the Company.
- Travel to suppliers and other Company facilities as required for this position.
- Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of non-conformities relating to the product, process and quality system and the authority to stop further work on non-conforming suspect product until the deficiency or conditions have been corrected.
- Additional duties as assigned by plant manager and corporate purchasing.
- Each employee has the authority to initiate action to prevent a violation of the Integrity Policy.
- All employees will abide by their location’s EH&S policy endorsed by the local management, comply with the legal and other requirements and operational controls established under its EHSMS, work toward achieving established objectives and targets, and conform to procedures consistent with the ISO 14001 standard. An employee should report, and if necessary stop, any activity that does not conform to the policy or may injure himself/herself.
· Bachelor’s degree in business or similar
· 5 or more years of buying experience in complex high volume environment.
· Experience as a supervisor in same or similar function is required.
· Professional ethics, tact and courtesy in dealing with vendors is required.
· Strong knowledge of purchasing regulations and laws.
· Strong familiarity and technical competence with purchase management software and/or automated procurement systems.
· Solid working knowledge of current IT technologies, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. SAP and/or PLEX experience is preferred
· Excellent contract management skills are essential.
· Effective negotiation skills.
· Ability to deal tactfully with vendors, suppliers, and contractors.
· General knowledge of accounting and finance, marketing, and logistics.
· Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented environment is essential.
· Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
Job Type: Full-time
- Purchasing: 5 years (Required)
- United States (Preferred)