XLSpecialized Trailers is a market leading manufacturer of custom heavy haul trailers located in Manchester, Iowa. Founded on innovation and commitment to quality - XL has earned its reputation as a premium heavy haul trailer manufacturer through years of providing uniquely resilient, efficient, solutions-based products.
Purchase parts, equipment, and materials by preparing request for quotations and submitting purchase orders with approved suppliers. Issues purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers. Maintains accurate lead times for assigned commodities. Determines the most cost efficient and reliable materials needed for the manufacturing process.
Monitors and evaluates supplier performance. Advises appropriate personnel of impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements that may delay production or delivery. Maintains and builds supplier relationships and robust communication process.
Resolves shipment quality discrepancies by mediating supplier/manufacturing issues. Facilitates the resolution of issues by arranging and participating in conferences between suppliers and company personnel.
Negotiates and settles damage claims, rejections, and losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes with suppliers. Provides parts, equipment, and materials information by answering questions and requests. Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Complies with federal, state, and aerospace industry regulations; ensures adherence to requirements and advises management on needed actions. Complies with Government/Commercial Practices Manual (GPM/CPM) policies and procedures.
Interviews, selects and negotiates with suppliers in response to material requirements/cost issues. Establishes procedures to leverage the company’s position. Ensures purchasing strategy reflects the consistent utilization of local suppliers vs. Group strategic suppliers.
Ensures for on-time and in-full deliveries through coordination with Production Planning, Forecasting, Transportation, Customer Service and Sales groups in order to meet customer needs and established service goals.
Identifies, investigates, and recommends potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, and machinery, services, and materials availability in combination with detailed cost analysis, price justification, and risk assessment of suppliers. Develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers.
Evaluates bids for standard and non-standard items. Selects suppliers for lower cost items or items of limited scope and complexity and negotiates price, delivery, quality and service.
Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria. May complete supplier certification as part of a technical and/or quality team.
Establishes preferred supplier selection criteria based on supplier evaluations of price, quality, delivery, certifications, and compliance with governmental procurement regulations. Promotes and uses strategic suppliers.
Works with suppliers to develop and manage continuous improvement programs, addressing quality, delivery, service as well as price. Participates in continuous improvement activities and provides suggestions for cost reduction and improved efficiency.
Develops and benchmarks best practices among the Divisions suppliers and maintain accurate measurements and records for evaluation of suppliers.
Collaborating with distribution network / customers in communicating any issues or problems while also evaluating current products received and future products desired.
Additional Comments: The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.
XL offers a comprehensive benefit program along with a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience.
Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Paid Sick Leave
|Years of Experience||2-5 Years|