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Role Summary: In this role the Lead Buying / Procurement Specialist will be responsible for supporting Sourcing / Procurement processes related to Parts Sourcing. A key element of this position will be to ensure business strategies are followed for fulfillment, quality, and cost to ensure customer orders are delivered on time; are of high quality; and provide cost savings to the business.
Essential Responsibilities: As the Lead Buying / Procurement Specialist, you will:
Be responsible for Supply Chain Identification / Validation:
Own Quote Expedite Workflow from supply chain definition till PO creation and PO acknowledgement
For Customer demand for First Time Buy and non-Year over Year parts
Support Commodity Site Leaders in Year over Year parts re-quoting based on commodity strategy
Handle obsolete/superseded issues together with engineering groups
Alternate supply chain definition based on fulfillment needs
Make award decision based on qualification and competitive price/cycle identification
Generate cost avoidance by re-negotiation of top offenders based on commodity strategy
Identify opportunities for cost savings with suppliers and support Direct Material Productivity (DMP) ideas
Concisely communicate status of critical quote and order lines to management in a timely manner
Ability to read and understand technical drawings and specification requirements
Be responsible for vendor management:
Measure and analyze supplier performance and drive resolution on performance issues by understanding supplier capacities & capabilities
Drive Lean process improvements to mitigate and reduce fulfillment risk caused by both internal and external issues
Work closely with other sourcing functions to ensure that sourcing metrics are reached for fulfillment, cost, and quality Vendor Cost of Failure recovery process
Monitor PO cancellation requests (RTC) on a daily basis. Mitigate and minimize cancellation fees through supplier negotiations
Being responsible for lead times, keeping supplier market shares and using agreed prices
Negotiate price change requests from vendors
Negotiate and resolve negative Purchase Price Variance (PPV)
Work with the Commodity Site Leader and Cost Leader to improve Accounts Payable term with Suppliers
Resolve Accounts Payable, invoice hold issues
Work with Sourcing Quality Engineer and Design Engineering on timely Supplier Deviation Request (SDR) resolution
Driving key sourcing initiatives through continuous improvement projects
Drive the elimination of supplier defects that are received into our warehouse(NCR)
Drive Vendor Cost of Failure recovery process
Manage claims initiated by customer/warehouse
ERP testing based on release needs (regression testing and new features testing etc)
Drive e-tool penetration with suppliers (RFQ, Clear Orbit, OTM)
Further tasks, not included in this Job Description that are assigned by the leader / manager verbally or written
Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Engineering or Technical discipline
Minimum of 3 years of sourcing experience
Excellent communication, analytical and presentation skills in Hungarian and English, French is an advantage
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
Ability to organize, assess, prioritize tasks, risks, resources, milestones and deliverables.
Highly motivated and detailed oriented
Self-Starter - able to excel in fast paced business environment.
Very strong customer service and results oriented mindset.
Demonstrated technical aptitude.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning systems (Oracle, SAP)
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