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Buyer/Purchasing Lead - Procurement & Materials

Supply chain Twinsburg , Ohio , United States Permanent Full-time Bachelor's Degree More than 3 years

Job Description

Job Location: Twinsburg, Ohio

The Buyer/Purchasing Lead is responsible for minimizing total procurement cost, while ensuring supply chain reliability and following the principles of lean inventory management and inventory reduction objectives. This multi‐faceted role includes tactical procurement, site managerial initiatives, inventory strategies and building the processes and procedures associated with these areas. This role will also serve as primary back up to supply chain site leadership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Identify, champion and implement key purchasing initiatives to achieve business goals based on cost, quality and delivery.
* Coordinate sourcing strategies and supplier rationalization initiative with Commodity Management to insure both plant and division goals are achieved.
* Work closely with Site Supply Chain Manager on strategic and leadership activities at site level
*Manage Key Performance Indicators related to Purchase Price Variance (PPV), VMIC, Supplier Schedule, MRP action messages and material data integrity.
* Ensure compliance with applicable contract flow-downs (FAR, DFAR, ITAR, etc.).
* Negotiate all commercial disputes with suppliers to include pricing, obsolescence claims, quality cost impact, etc.
* Coordinate purchasing efforts with Customer Service, Design Engineering, Manufacturing, Materials Management, New Product Development and Quality Assurance.
* Be and active participant of a cross-functional High Performance Work Team.
* Understand quality system processes that include a working knowledge of counterfeit prevention policies and procedures.
* Work with suppliers to develop continuous improvement plan in regards to On Time Delivery (OTD) and Defects Per Parts per Million (DPPM).
* Provide strategic leadership to buyers and escalation point for all buyers on supplier disputes related to material shortages and quality issues.
* Coordinates, evaluates and implements engineering changes and establishes appropriate effective dates
* Adheres to safe work practices and contributes to the evolution of the health, safety, and environmental program and culture.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* Evening/night hours may be required.
* Extra hours may be required during business peaks.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
* This role will also serve as primary back up to supply chain site leadership.

Complementary Description

Physical Demands:
 May require long periods of sitting.
 May require lifting less than 20 lbs.
 May require prolonged repetitive use of upper extremities.

Work Environment:
Typical office environment requiring the use of typical office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.) Computer keyboarding, computer monitor and mouse use including reaching forward, grasping, finger and wrist manipulation and neck bending and turning; near vision is necessary for computer monitor use

Job Requirements

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship. This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Education and/or Experience
* A Bachelor's degree in in Supply Chain, Business or related area of focus
* A minimum of five (5) years' of procurement within an industrial manufacturing environment.
* In lieu of a Bachelor's degree a minimum of eight (8) years' of experience working in procurement, purchasing and/or supply chain within an industrial manufacturing environment.
* Experience with an ERP system preferably SAP

* Previous experience in Supply Chain Management;
* Excellent negotiation and influencing skills;
* Must have excellent analytical, numerical and planning skills;
* Energetic, results oriented, driven individual and effective communicator at all levels

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
 N/A

Preferred Skills :
* Eight (8) or more years' related experience in a manufacturing environment
* SAP Experience
* APICS Certification

At Safran, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. That's why all offers of employment in the U.S. where legally permitted are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid 19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

Specificity of the job

Occasional travel: once per quarter

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification and in the electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 11,500 employees across 13 different countries.

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