Purchasing Manager

Gooch & Housego - Palo Alto, CA3.6

30+ days agoFull-time
Gooch & Housego is a world leader in the design and manufacture of customized photonics components for industrial, avionic, and medical OEMs. We are looking for a Purchasing Manager to join our Fremont, CA Facility. This motivated individual will become a part of the global procurement team playing a leading role will development of Group Procurement Strategy, Policy, Processes and Tools. This individual will play a leading role in the site leadership team to develop and deliver the site strategy and objectives through effective management of the supply base and the supply chain organization.

Job Responsibilities

Active involvement in defining:
– Commodity Strategies to seek opportunities for supplier consolidation and maximize leverage brought
from group strategies
– Procurement & Supply Chain Process and Procedures
– Continuous Improvement of Processes
– Key Performance Metrics
– Negotiation global supplier agreements


– Implementation of global strategies, process and procedure and development of Site strategies as appropriate.
– Provide leadership and management for the on-site supply chain team. Define organization structure, Succession and development plans for all supply chain personnel
– Minimizes risk to supply though the negotiation of long term agreements with key suppliers
– Ensue supplier compliance with all legal, regulatory and customer requirements
– Achieve cost reductions in line with site procurement targets determined by GM and VP SC. Run all necessary action plans to ensure delivery of budget target (negotiation, resourcing, VA/VE, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
– Good Communication skills
– Leadership
– Delivering Results
– Quality and Accuracy
– Accountability
– Job Knowledge

– BA in engineering, business or science related filed preferred
– CIPS Qualification

– Extensive experience in a procurement and supply chain role with leadership responsibility
– Experience in a manufacturing environment preferable
– In depth knowledge and experience of running MRP systems
– Technical experience preferable
– Significant experience in developing and managing overseas Supply Chain
– First-hand experience of negotiating and implementing “Pull Control” process such as Kanban, consignment and Vendor Managed Inventory with supplier
– Strong negotiating and contracting experience

Gooch & Housego (Palo Alto) LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer