Senior Purchasing Agent

TrellisWare Technologies, Inc - San Diego, CA3.5

TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. develops advanced communication systems for use in various military and commercial applications.

Job Function: The purpose for the Senior Purchasing Agent is to facilitate, communicate, negotiate and execute industry best practices in the best interest of the company throughout the supply chain including internal and external customers and suppliers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Senior Purchasing Agent is responsible for executing company policy, processes and procedures to ensure all statutory and regulatory compliance. Responsible for the development of strategic sourcing partners in alignment with the needs of programs, projects, engineering, finance, marketing and quality assurance in support of the organizational strategic goals including supplier sourcing, supplier negotiations and supplier management.

Education and Work Experience:
Bachelor's degree (masters strongly preferred) in Supply Chain, Business or related subject(s), OR commensurate experience
APICS (CPIM) and/or NAPM (CPM) certification preferred
10 years' experience in Purchasing or Supply Chain Management
Experience with supply chain management, purchasing, production planning and inventory control
Experience using ERP systems to manage procurement plans, activities and actions
Experience supporting multiple internal & external customers
Experience presenting data & projects to executive leadership
Experience with process mapping and leading process improvements
Experience managing multiple projects, with competing deadlines
Experience working in a cross functional matrixed environment, where responsibilities are layered throughout the organization
Experience translating large amounts of data & analytics into insightful findings
Experience leading large change management projects.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
Fluent in verbal & written English
Requires effective problem solving and strong communication skills as well as the ability to work within a highly collaborative environment.
Requires attention to detail, organization, and follow through skills.
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and Power Point, with extensive Excel skills preferred.
Previous experience with ERP/MRP systems, preferably in an electronics OEM environment.
Ability to read, write, and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to department employees, customers, suppliers and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to able to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed and potentially complex written or oral instructions.
Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in both standardized and non-standardized situations.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Able to frequently sit, stand, walk, use hands to fingers, handle or feel, reach within hands and arms length, stoop, kneel, and crouch, talk and hear.
Regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; frequently required to use office equipment such as PC, printer, telephone, etc.
Able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Additional Requirements:
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required
Many of TrellisWare's positions require a security clearance or the ability to obtain one. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Disclaimer: The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in the job description restricts the company's right to change, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time for any reason.