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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.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications

  • Must possess high-level leadership skills to motivate Suppliers as well as other associates to achieve company goals.
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints and other process documentation.
  • Must utilize a sound understanding of the 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 the 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.
  • Excellent computer skills are 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.


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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 522889
Peosta, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Clerical/Office Administration
First Shift
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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