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Senior Manager Purchasing

United States - MI - Holland

Job Description

As a Senior Manager, Procurement you will be responsible
for managing budgets, SG&A, department financials and managing key cross functional
projects supporting Regional Procurement Director.  You will also be responsible for the
following:

  • Manage and Lead Customer Business Unit (SDT) Buyers in sourcing
    on time at or below cost targets and excellent launches per PRP and customer
    timing/deliverable
  • Manage and Lead buying the team in annual Procurement Goals and Action-Plans to meet or exceed:
  • Cost Savings, Economics mitigation, quality, supplier
    performance, MBBP implementation, LCC %, MBE % and Post Launch Audits and other
    identified objectives
  • Manage and Lead, motivate, support and develop employees
    within the Procurement organization to become the “ready next” level
  • Enforce excellent SDT launches per PRP and customer timing/deliverables
  • Procurement liaison into other functional areas such as
    Operations, Program Management, Supply Chain, Quality, to support meeting or
    exceeding all corporate goals
  • Guarantee continuity of direct production materials/components to ensure adequate supply
    for YFAI operations
  • Manage and Lead supplier management activities: RFQ
    (Request For Quote), change management, contract negotiations, payment queries,
    dispute resolution, etc.

People Management:

Manage and develop a team of up to 5 individuals

  • Support team development through mentoring, training and
    projects to enhance product, process and procurement knowledge
  • Interact effectively with cross functional team - procurement,
    program management, operations facilities, quality, engineering, costing, and
    finance
  • Lead and deliver results to support cross functional
    goals – launch on time, below cost targets, internal return rates, etc

 

Skills

  • Automotive manufacturing, engineering, procurement,
    Supply Chain Management (SCM) and/or costing
  • Problem solving to analyze and identify waste in supplier
    process to drive cost reductions and process improvements
  •  

Contract Administration:

  • Ability to analyze and execute contracts
  • Understand key contract provisions and terms and
    conditions
  • Understand Statement of Work requirements

 

Financial:

  • Understand MBBP benchmark requirements
  • Identify and understand key cost drivers
  • Prepare and present cost analysis to support decision
    making process
  • Work with Customer Business Units and Operations to
    understand Total Cost impacts to the business to drive proper sourcing
    decisions

 

Negotiations:

  • Ability to gather information, analyze data, prepare for
    and/or lead negotiations to ensure YFAI financial, quality, delivery, cost
    savings and other corporate goals are met
  • Understand supplier performance, process, footprint
    strategies in relation to YFAI operations in order to provide Best Cost
    sourcing
  • Understand customer commercial and footprint strategies
    in order to provide Best Cost sourcing

 

Other:

  • Support annual Business Review process with strategic
    suppliers to ensure supplier specific roadmaps are met
  • Drive improvements in the following areas in order to meet
    or exceed planned goals: forecasted savings, continuous improvement, economics
    mitigation, supplier quality performance, sub commodity strategies, LCC sourcing
    content, payment terms, supplier T&Cs, and other strategic objectives
  • Support on site Supplier Readiness Reviews (SRR) and Launch
    Readiness Reviews (LRR) 
  • Support compliance with BOS, PRP, POS and SOX procedures
  • Support advanced and operational Procurement activities
    within a Commodity organization starting from phase 0-5 and over production lifetime

 

 

Your Qualifications

  • 4 year degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management or Business
    Administration with a Master Degree desired
  • Min. 3-5 years within the automotive or related industry
    with management experience
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM), operational and/or
    strategic role experience
  • Strong costing knowledge
  • Strong negotiation and presentation skills
  • Ability and interest to work and take a lead role in
    cross functional teams
  • Ability to travel both regionally and globally as
    necessary to support the specific project (varies by project)
  • CPM / CPSM Certification preferred
  • In depth understanding of purchasing tools and practices
  • PC knowledge (MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Controlling and cost analysis knowledge
  • Leadership skills
  • Relevant SAP knowledge

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Published: 03/15/2018
Job Field: Supply Chain & Procurement
Location: United States - MI - Holland
REQ. NO.: 18000748
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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI)

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors – today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture automotive interior components for all automakers. LEARN MORE

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