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Plant Purchasing Manager - Medium

Wapienica Poland

Alternate Title: Cost Engineering Manager

Description:

Position Summary:

Develops policies, programs, plans, procedures and practices for the operation of the purchasing program which enhance and improve the organization’s ability to meet its goals and objectives.


Responsibilities of Position:

1. Plans and directs a purchasing program to meet assigned region objectives.

2. Develops, recommends and implements purchasing policies and procedures throughout assigned region.

3. Develops additional or alternative sources of supply for critical and important materials. Secures sources of supply for new, improved and low cost materials and ensures high quality relations with vendors.

4. Approves bills for payment and verifies that audit procedures exist to ensure receipt of correct materials of appropriate quality in proper amounts.

5. Furnishes purchasing analyses or availability, cost and trends for use in planning, budgeting and scheduling.

6. Performs such individual assignments as supervisors and superiors may direct; ensures adequate and continuous controls are exercised over all assigned activities affecting quality; establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the Corporation and the community; and maintains the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.

7. Performs those administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including provision for the selection and development of employees, pay administration, budget administration, employee safety, employee counseling and motivation, organization goals and objectives, and planning, organizing, integrating, and measuring the work performed within the department and ensures adequate and continuous control is exercised over the activities affecting quality.

8. May lead and direct the work of others.

9. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

10. Performs related duties and special projects as assigned.


Skill Requirements:

1. Regular and predictable attendance.

2. Performs those administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department.

3. Plans and directs a purchasing program to meet assigned region objectives.

4. Develops, recommends and implements purchasing policies and procedures throughout assigned region.

5. Develops additional or alternative sources of supply for critical and important materials. Secures sources of supply for new, improved and low cost materials and ensures high quality relations with vendors.

6. Approves bills for payment and verifies that audit procedures exist to ensure receipt of correct materials of appropriate quality in proper amounts.

7. Furnishes purchasing analyses or availability, cost and trends for use in planning, budgeting and scheduling.

8. Self-directed with a high degree of self- motivation.

9. Proficient computer skills and abilities with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).

10. Excellent written and verbal communications skills.


Education and Experience Requirements:

1. Typically has completed a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or engineering.


Licensing or Special Certification Requirements:

1. Valid driver’s license.


Physical Requirements:

1. Ability to work at a personal computer for extended periods of time.

2. Travels to plant, vendor, and customer sites.


Working Conditions:

1. Occasionally lifts and carries up to 15 pounds.

2. Works at telephone answering equipment and at a PC for hours at a time.

3. Works within an automotive components manufacturing office setting and is occasionally exposed to heat, cold, wet, and fumes/chemicals.

Job Location Specific Requirements:

Team and the role:Purchasing team of TI Fluid Systems FTDS Division has a strong track record of successes in meeting business requirements. The team is divided into several departments: Supplier Development, Project Purchasing and Commodity and Indirect Buyers, who are split according plants, regions and particular commodity expertise.Currently, due to the development of cost engineering structures, we are looking for an experienced professional to take the lead in cost engineering. It is a complex role integrating skills & knowledge from process engineering, resources purchasing and finances with strong IT software-related skills. Main goal of the role is to define cost estimate targets during the design and development process, recommending cost effective solutions and achieve Cost reduction vs. CapEx on component cost and tool cost. The role is also responsible to set up BOM-Cost for new projects on Cat.2 & 3 parts to win new target projects.Cost Engineering Manager will manage and grow the function in order to build cost engineering team in future.Role reports directly to Global Purchasing Director of FTDS Division.Duties on this position:Define target cost (greenfield) for injection moulding parts, stamping and deep drawing parts, electronics and assembliesSet the benchmark for the purchasing organisation to use as target for sourcing.  Prepare cost estimates for new projects on CAT 3 parts for pieces cost and tool cost.Provide Target Cost for purchasing negotiations to achieve annual cost reduction at required level.Cost analysis of Designs in concept stage to define best cost design solution.                                Support Sales with cost breakdown analysis for key components and argumentation to customerProvide training to commodity managers and buyers in cost analysis and negotiations.     If required also in the negotiations itself.                    Manage tool cost/SDE to achieve cost reduction on tools and increase tooling profit.Investigate and identify cost reduction opportunities through cost analysis reviews.  Set up Cost reduction -VAVE workshops as defined by commodity managers/regional purchasing directors. Requirements:Polish language is mandatoryEngineering degree i.e. mechanical engineer or similarExtensive knowledge and experience in cost estimating >5 yearsExcellent negotiation skillsVery good communication skills at all levels both internally and externallyModeration and team leading experience and capabilitiesFluent English language skills mandatory, written and oralStrong experience with cost calculation software (Ideally Siemens TCPCM)Knowledge of injection moulding, stamping, deep drawingWe offer:Stable employment in the international organizationHybrid work model (2 days remotely & 3 days from office)Internal and external trainings allowing to boost both hard and soft skillsMultisport cardPrivate medical care packageLife insuranceHoliday bonusJubilee awardPrepaid cards during Easter/Christmas periodCompany car

Education:

Typically has completed a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or engineering.

EEO Statement:

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