Company: OK International, a Dover Company
Posted on: May 5, 2022
OK International is a global manufacturer of electronic benchtop
tools and precision dispensing solutions worldwide. We have two
major product lines Metcal soldering and fume extraction solutions
and Techcon dispensing Systems.
We have facilities in Cypress California (US), Chandlers Ford (UK)
and Shenzhen (China) supporting our customers worldwide. The OK
International Team is dedicated at putting customers first, having
an entrepreneurship mindset, innovative culture, cultivating
relationships and never compromising on integrity. Welcome to our
Responsible for the direct buying of materials, items, services,
and supplies are available to meet internal and external customers
in an industrial setting. While doing so, ensure considerations
costs, quality, and delivery meet company objectives and
strategies. Moreover, this individual will assist the development
of category/supplier sourcing strategies and will be support for
supplier sourcing, assessment/evaluations, and price negotiations,
payment terms, & supplier transition management. This position will
take an active role in the escalation process for critical
Perform general purchasing responsibilities required to support
ongoing production requirements. Including pricing, invoicing and
commercial issue resolution.
Continually plan, evaluate, and adjust purchasing, as conditions
warrant, by applying sound analytical principles to part planning
parameters and bill of material (BOM)/manufacturing resources
planning (MRP) generation processes. Responsible to ensure that
required records are properly maintained and recommending
improvements. The goal being to maintain inventory levels
consistent with company metrics and objectives.
Manage purchase order release process, blanket orders, and
consignment min-max programs.
Monitor ongoing performance of suppliers, ensure materials are
properly planned for and procured at the right price, for the right
place, in the right quality, at the right time, with the right
delivery method and in the right lead time.
Ensure production and customer service departments receive
comprehensive, adequate, accurate and timely communications.
Conduct request for quotation (RFQ) events to apply competitive
tension in parts sourcing to ensure best total cost of
Participates in the implementation and maintenance of total cost
Support programs used to monitor ongoing performance of suppliers
ensuring materials achieve required metrics.
Assist purchasing manager in reviewing open contracts and in
Participate in and support the continuous improvement
Maintain supplier contracts, information, and pricing data in the
Analyze market and industry conditions and material costs to
develop supply recommendations to meet ongoing strategic
Provide guidance and training to departments and company personnel
in procurement procedures, methods, and administration of
Travel to key supplier sites for meetings and inspections.
Education & Work Experience Requirements:
BS, BA or equivalent.
Educational emphasis in Supply Chain preferred
Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or
Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) preferred
---5 years working procurement experience in a manufacturing
environment (purchasing agent, buyer, commodity buyer) with
responsibility for sourcing, contract management & supplier
Experience in sourcing parts internationally
Effective negotiation and analytical skills.
Excellent spreadsheet skills for analysis.
Must have experience with ERP systems and working knowledge of MRP
and consignment program management
Exposure to Lean manufacturing a plus.
Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Self-starter, results-oriented with good organizational and project
Ability to establish work priorities and effectively manage a wide
variety of projects
Must be familiar with engineering drawings and specifications.
Experience procuring a diverse range of fabricated, machined,
electronic and technical items preferred.
Strong knowledge of contract writing, supply agreements,
procurement policies and procedures.
Keywords: OK International, a Dover Company, Cypress , Sourcing Specialist, Other , Cypress, California
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