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To best serve you and all candidates, we have identified the following three attributes that would make a great fit for our current opportunity,Procurement Manager.
If you have all three (and are prepared to share a good story with us for each) send us your resume and we will absolutely be in touch with a phone call. Respectfully, if you do not, we will not be able to respond, however we are growing so please check back often.
WHO YOU ARE
PLAYER COACH (Developer)
You build strong relationships that hold a team together and make it greater than the sum of its parts. You see the potential in others. When you interact with others, your goal is to help them experience success. You look for ways to challenge them and all the while you are on the lookout for the signs of growth -- a new behavior learned or modified, a slight improvement in a skill, a glimpse of excellence. For you these small increments -- invisible to some -- are clear signs of potential being realized. These signs of growth in others are your fuel. They bring you strength and satisfaction.
GOAL GETTER (Focus)
You make things happen. You need a clear destination; so each year, each month, and even each week, you set goals. These goals then serve as your compass, helping you determine priorities and make the necessary corrections to get back on course. Your focus is powerful because it forces you to filter; you instinctively evaluate whether or not a particular action will help you move toward your goal. Your focus forces you to be efficient. This makes you an extremely valuable team member. When others start to wander down other avenues, you bring them back to the main road. You keep everyone on point.
You absorb and analyze information that informs better decisions. You see yourself as objective and dispassionate. You like data because they are value free. They have no agenda. Armed with these data, you search for patterns and connections. You want to understand how certain patterns affect one another. How do they combine? What is their outcome? Does this outcome fit with the theory being offered or the situation being confronted? You peel the layers back until, gradually, the root cause or causes are revealed. Others see you as logical and rigorous.
WHO WE ARE
Join the Kurt J. Lesker Company (KJLC) in fulfilling its mission of Enabling Technology for a Better World. The Kurt J. Lesker Company is a world class manufacturer of vacuum science equipment developing leading edge custom products that service the semiconductor, aerospace, medical and optical industries. KJLC has won numerous awards including, PBT’s Best Places to Work in 2018, Business Ethics Awards, and the Advanced Manufacturing Award. We are looking for a Procurement Manager to join our fast-paced, team-oriented Manufacturing Division.
The Procurement Manager is responsible for all aspects of procurement and material control for the Manufacturing Division. This person is required to lead and manage a team, including a Material Control Supervisor, that sources and receives products & services at a quality and cost that meet the divisional needs. This is a hands-on position that also requires direct purchasing as part of the scope of work. They are responsible for a small area of material storage and warehousing. Additionally, they are responsible for ensuring methods, equipment and people evolve to align with Kurt J. Lesker Company business changes and strategic goals.
Key Job Elements:
Lead and manage your employees and their job functions, with an understanding of the details, to ensure the delivery of a quality product or service, on time and at the right cost
Provide coaching, mentoring and training for your team.
Achieve operational and production objectives by developing productivity standards, schedules, assigning tasks and monitoring results with key metrics.
Drive Continual Improvement to support business objectives.
Resolve operational problems and issues by determining root cause and implementing change.
Ensure timely compliance with Company workplace policies and procedures, including human resource policies and safety.
Work with other divisional and company managers to achieve divisional and corporate goals and objectives
Proactively generate plans to support future growth
Create and enforce department policies and work instructions
Drive down cost for raw material and sub-contracting services without sacrificing quality
Monitor commodity market conditions and applicable pricing indexes to provide feedback to KJLC quoting team
Manage moderately to highly complex Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests for Information (RFI) and Requests for Quote (RFQ) as required.
Directly negotiate or oversee negotiations with key suppliers. Effectively implement strategic supplier strategies and initiatives.
Process purchase requirements to satisfy sales order, production order, and stocking requirements.
Evaluate and recommend stocking levels based on historical transactions and sale forecasts to minimize global inventory required to satisfy customers.
Perform vendor onsite evaluations, audits, and inspections as required.
Coordinate with the central purchasing department and the Global Supply Chain Manager to establish unified purchasing practices and training curriculum.
Manage shop floor-based Material Control Department to ensure optimized material receipt and handling, including sawing operation and warehousing operations.
Ensure optimized material picking and staging for production orders.
Create/maintain a material delivery schedule.
Responsible for coordinating & responding to Corrective Action Requests (CAR’s) and ensuring Long-Term Corrective Actions (LCTA) are carried out.
Ensure a safe work environment in each of your areas and rapidly mitigate any unsafe situation or findings
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, or related field or equivalent experience.
Minimum 5 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a management role
Proven ability to maintain long-term business relationships.
Strong skill set utilizing Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Highly self-motivated, persistent and able to work well in a fast-paced environment.
High level of initiative, judgment, and discipline
Strong management and leadership skills
Strong professional communication and organization skills
Travel (up to 10%, domestic or international)
Knowledge of Lean or Six Sigma methodologies.
CPIM (Certified Production and Inventory Management)
CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional)
Advance working knowledge of Supply Chain ERP modules and Microsoft Office suite.
Kurt J. Lesker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disability