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14Jun

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Bodine Electric Company, Peosta, IA

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Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Negotiates with vendors to obtain quotations, prices and delivery times for diverse raw materials and highly engineered fabricated components to achieve goals of inventory, customer service, safety, quality, and budget.
  • Works with all functional areas to resolve production issues, must apply complex problem-solving skills.
  • Liaising with Suppliers, Sales, Design, and Manufacturing on all matters to assure that corporate objectives are met.
  • Coordinates purchasing activities to ensure accuracy and follow through is conducted according to procedures and company policies.
  • Monitors and evaluates supplier performance provides coaching and takes corrective action, providing feedback to Procurement Strategy Manager.
  • Drives change in working environment, processes, and equipment usage to increase the overall efficiency of the operation.
  • Participates in maintaining the company’s quality system and adheres to standard operating procedures as applicable.
  • Seeks opportunities for new supply sources and evaluates the suitability of materials and services offered as well as the ability of a business enterprise to be a stable source.
  • Stays abreast of new technologies, monitors material costs and trends and advises management for strategic planning.

 General Duties & Responsibilities

  • Follows all departmental work procedures and company policies, including all company safety policies.
  • Participates in maintaining the company’s quality system and adheres to standard operating procedures as applicable.
  • Participates in employee training programs.
  • Ensures the work area and equipment is properly maintained to provide a safe and efficient operation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications

  • Must possess high-level leadership skills to motivate Suppliers as well as other associates to achieve company goals.
  • Must be knowledgeable of BEC information systems such as Visual PDM, 4th Shift, etc.
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints and other BEC process documentation.
  • Knowledgeable of industrial safety systems and regulations such as OSHA workplace regulations.
  • Must utilize a sound understanding of international business law, legal contracts and various financial issues including cash flow and working capital.
  • Knowledgeable of Lean Manufacturing techniques of value stream mapping, kanban, JIT, one-piece flow, etc.
  • Intimate knowledge of business climate in responsible markets and the ability to communicate effectively with contacts in those markets is required.
  • Knowledge of extrinsic factors related to commodities purchased is needed.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

  Experience and Education

  • B.S. degree in Business, Logistics or Marketing preferred
  • 2 – 3 years experience in progressively more responsible roles in sourcing required.
  • Membership in professional organization preferred.

 Working Environment

  • Fast-paced, office and temperature controlled manufacturing environment.
  • Exposed to materials and noise levels which are well within the acceptable limits set by Occupational Safety & Health Administration on an occasional basis.
  • Personal protective equipment required as instructed.
  • Occasional travel required.

  Physical Requirements

  • Work is considered “Sedentary” from the Physical Demand Definitions of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles according to the Department of Labor.

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 522889
Location
Peosta, IA
Positions 1
Type
Employee
Status
Full Time
Pay --
Categories
Clerical/Office Administration
Management/Executive
Purchasing
Sales/Service
Shifts
First Shift
Benefits
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education Some College

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