Publication date: 02/02/2022

Strategic Purchasing Manager

Armada

Ewellix is a global innovator and manufacturer of linear motion and actuation solutions used in assembly automation, medical applications and mobile machinery. Formerly part of SKF Group, the Ewellix Group consists of 16 sales units and eight factories. External net sales are approximately 2.3 SEK billion and we employ around 1200 people. Ewellix is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden and is owned by Triton.

 
We are currently looking for

Strategic Purchasing Manager

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting or Economics (MBA preferred) with 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment. Confidence leading plant & country level purchasing initiatives and playing a significant role in strategy development. Candidates with experience working in a Global Organization are preferred.

Main Purpose
  • Build partnerships with internal and external suppliers to deliver a world-class supplier base that focuses on best price, delivery and quality
  • Drive cost down activities and projects including purchasing savings
  • Develop negotiation strategies and lead supplier negotiations
  • Create processes, drive decisions, and influence change using your negotiation skills, strong judgment, analytical skills, and resourcefulness
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Develop and Manage contract negotiation strategies, lead supplier negotiations and formulate policies with suppliers
  • Develop cost reduction strategies and savings plans
  • Develop and implement purchasing and local contract management instructions, policies, and procedures
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies
  • Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales
  • Create and support customer focus, team spirit, constructive work environment and ownership in the department
  • Create a learning culture thereby improving the competency level and response time
  • Motivate and develop team members for the success of business
  • Be responsible for the key metrics (past due, on time delivery, supplier scorecard)
  • Implement/Manage purchasing process
  • Process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment
  • Control purchasing department budgets
  • Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy
  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers
  • Administer online purchasing systems
  • Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability
  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products, or substitute materials
  • Prepare reports regarding market conditions and merchandise costs
  • Participate in projects related to new product launches, cost down activities etc.
  • Ensure that all requirements concerning Health & Safety, environmental and legal regulations are followed
 
Competency Expectations
  • Proven relevant experience in demand chain in a manufacturing environment
  • A strong background in planning and purchasing activities related to material logistics, aimed at meeting pre-determined quantities, quality and deadlines, and the efficiency of operational flows is essential
  • Global commodity experience
  • Able to create win-win resolutions to conflict situations using analytical-problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to execute multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced and evolving environment
  • Excellent planning and time management skills
  • Successful at building and leading high performing teams
  • Effective listener and the ability to cultivate relationships in cross functional groups and earn trust
  • Able to lead, coach and mentor Buyers or Sr. Buyers
  • Able to build constructive, trusting relationships with our global supply base
  • Willing to travel internationally as needed
  • Preferably have experiences in Lean manufacturing principles
  • Ability to learn and implement new methods and processes
 
Other Requirements
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Ability to work in a global, cross-cultural and multi-functional team environment
  • Computer literacy
 

Travel requirements (approximately 10-15%)

Hybrid Scheduling (approximately 25%) remaining portion onsite at Armada Factory.

For additional information or to apply please contact Karla.pretty@ewellix.com

Location 

Armada

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