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Materials Manager

Albany, NY

Industry: Manufacturing, Other Job Number: 45590 Pay Rate: $90 - $100k
The Purchasing/Supply Chain Manager will be a member of the Site Operations leadership team and will be a key resource for the procurement and inventory management of purchased parts in support of our production and prototype product builds.

The ideal candidate will possess strong skills and a proven record of successfully executing in the following areas:

- International procurement, logistics management, e-business initiatives, strategic sourcing, small business plans and cost reduction techniques. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Military/Aerospace experience preferred.

- Provide leadership in a fast-paced environment to ensure expectations are exceeded relative to delivery, quality, cost, inventory and growth objectives.

- Develop and implement aggressive material cost targets, using a strong knowledge of cost accounting, financial analysis and supply base negotiations.

- Establish a global supply base to provide a product that meets annual quality, delivery, and cost expectations.

- Support the negotiation and supplier selection process to facilitate make/buy objectives.

- Execute commodity sourcing strategies, lead/support key contract negotiations and strategic supplier performance reviews.

- Provide in-depth material management expertise to achieve world-class performance levels within the supply chain.

- Lead interaction between suppliers and engineering to drive total cost productivity through concise and clear specifications that meet identified needs.

- Selection and removal of suppliers in support of performance objectives, or manufacturing strategies.

- Establish long term pricing with suppliers in support of objectives, and program profitability expectations.

Position Requirements:

- Bachelor's degree required in Supply Chain Management or related field.
- 5-9 years of experience in a procurement and sourcing role in a production environment in support of complex components, fabrications, and machined parts.
- Professional Certifications a plus - APICS

Other Skills and Abilities:

- Intimate knowledge of ERP configuration, manufacturing processes and systems.
- Strong understanding of the make/buy process, FAI and extensive experience with ERP systems (Oracle a plus).
- Experience in establishing new suppliers and the documentation and approvals required by OEMs.
- Demonstrated ability to drive teamwork between groups and across functional teams.
- Strategic planning/thinking skills, coupled with analytical and execution skills.
- Demonstrated experience and success working in a fast paced, matrix environment satisfying multiple customers.
- Must possess solid analytical skills in forecasting and anticipating production needs and capabilities.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong interpersonal skills requiring the ability to resolve conflicting interests and obtain cooperation.
Manufacturing purchasing experience and Supply Chain management
High visibility opportunity: The client is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered and cost effective engine sensor suites, aircraft data management systems, cooling and ventilating systems, environmental control systems, and a variety of sub-assemblies to military and aerospace customers
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