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Purchasing Agent

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Purchasing Agent


Supply Chain




The Purchasing Agent is accountable for the management and development of a world-class supply base for both direct and indirect  materials.  Specific focus will be placed on ensuring effective and comprehensive regional and global commodity strategies. These strategies will compliment and support our factories product support procurement to allow successful achievement of our local and strategic objectives.  The objectives are as follows:  the uninterrupted supply of production materials and services as specified by engineering, scheduled by manufacturing and within the cost requirements of the business group, while establishing effective risk mitigation plans to avoid production downtimes. 



           Manage specific global suppliers for improved performance and reduced cost

           Negotiate and manage contracts for indirect services, capital, and MRO purchases to support  corporate and manufacturing needs

           Responsible for specific regional and global projects and programs as assigned

           Create, implement and manage specific Best Practices, along with training of these practices and others, to the entire SCM organization.

           Provide leadership, focus and strategic direction for major commodities and suppliers to the entire SCM organization and all related product support groups.

           Lead specific global, strategic sourcing efforts.  Strategic sourcing should focus on the key objectives of: geographic alignment, performance improvement, cost reduction and supply base consolidation. 

           Manage the transition from old supplier to new supplier.

           Provide leadership, focus and strategic direction for projects and programs as assigned, such as LCCS, Supplier Risk Management, ROP Scheduling Agreement expansion, new acquisition integration, SCM organization training, market price forecasting, e-sourcing and others as assigned

           Combining the efforts of supplier development and performance, lead the reduction and consolidation of the supply base to key suppliers that provide quality material, on time for the most effective cost

Education Required:

  Bachelor’s degree is required

           MBA or advanced degree preferred

Experience Required:


Minimum 5 years of experience in a buying role, for various engineered commodities.



Detail-oriented, self-starter with strong communication and organizational skills

           Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively as well as independently in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment

           Proficient with MS Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint.

           Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at any level.

           Demonstrate implementation project plans and schedules.

           Able to effectively and promptly problem solve


OH - Amherst

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