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Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate with supplier and product development in APQP events to optimize design and component costs.
  • Identify and promote new technology opportunities for continuous improvement and cost reductions.
  • Source parts at approved and acceptable suppliers.  Assure overall responsibility for supplier performance including quality, delivery, price and technical support.
  • Negotiate pricing.
  • Monitor part delivery to support production while minimizing inventory.
  • Monitor quality and delivery performance of each supplier.
  • Assist QA department to ensure defects receive appropriate supplier root cause analysis and corrective action. 
  • Visit suppliers on a regular basis at intervals commensurate with critically to business performance for activities such as Supplier Quality Reviews, Supplier Process Verification Audits, Corrective Action Audits, etc.
  • Develop supplier that is consistent with the company mission and vision statements. 
  • Maintain overall responsibility for the supplier relationship.
  • Perform special projects as assigned by the Purchasing Manager. 
  • Up to 30% travel. 

Education and/or Experience

  • B.A./B.S, technical degree from a 4 year college or university and/or 3 years minimum work experience in related field and or/training;or equivalent combination of education ad experience. 
  • Must be motivated, self-starting individual.