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Sourcing Specialist

Company: OK International, a Dover Company
Location: Cypress
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Job Description:

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 team!

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 items.

Job Duties:
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 ownership.
Participates in the implementation and maintenance of total cost savings programs.
Support programs used to monitor ongoing performance of suppliers ensuring materials achieve required metrics.
Assist purchasing manager in reviewing open contracts and in ongoing negotiations.
Participate in and support the continuous improvement activities.
Maintain supplier contracts, information, and pricing data in the ERP system.
Analyze market and industry conditions and material costs to develop supply recommendations to meet ongoing strategic procurement objectives.
Provide guidance and training to departments and company personnel in procurement procedures, methods, and administration of requirements.
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 negotiations.

Skills Required:
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 management skills.
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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