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Purchasing Manager

Durr Systems, Inc., Southfield, United States

Your Tasks

  • Negotiate with suppliers for goods and services, negotiating the best possible price and service, meeting quality and schedule requirements (incl. coordination of delivery control/ expediting)
  • Develop new supply sources as required
  • Examine bids and make awards, including creation of negotiation documents/ protocols
  • Negotiate blanket purchase orders when appropriate and monitor cost during the time period
  • Attend and actively participate at Project Meetings
  • Establish account/credit and terms
  • Interaction with other departments internally and Durr globally / other Divisions, as necessary, to assure a successful project completion and common understanding
  • Establish, renew and maintain frame agreements for all related purchases
  • Responsible for travel management activities
  • Develop project equipment scheduling
  • Develop innovative ideas and incorporate them effectively into the work process
  • Establish Purchasing policies and ensure compliance to local/ global processes/ rules
  • Support SAP audits/ external audits as necessary
  • Purchasing quality program maintenance, continuous improvement function to BOS
  • Close collaboration with ENG/OPS department and follow-up with related tasks
  • Responsible for Vendor Diversity process
  • Support import/export management
  • Work closely with Receiving Department to ensure supplies arrive according to contract terms
  • Supervision of Buyer (Purchased Equipment) and Purchasing Assistant functions
  • Provide career guidance/development through informal feedback and the formal employee review process
  • Manage SRM activities
  • Create and execute standard purchasing reports
  • Coordinate employee relocations
  • Follow cost trends and forecasting market trends
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Your Skills

  • Bachelor Degree in a business related area (i.e. Engineering, Business) preferred

  • Working knowledge of automotive and industrial paint shop equipment and environmental equipment OR general construction management knowledge of at least 5 years

  • Project management experience, for multi-million dollar projects preferred

  • Ability to read and understand drawings and technical documents such as specifications and schedules

  • Experience with schedule reporting / tracking (Microsoft project) preferred

  • Ability to read and understand contract terms & conditions and related commercial documents

  • Understand required sequencing and scheduling for equipment build on typical project

  • Understand manufacturing processes and equipment used

  • Superior negotiation skills

  • Strong organization skills along with demonstrated ability to maintain office efficiency

  • Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization as well as external contacts

  • Ability to lead a team and foster teamwork among team members

  • Solid decision making skills

  • Proficient with MS Office, Word, Excel

  • Working knowledge of SAP

  • Willing to travel as required (10-15%)
     

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