IDEX Commodity Specialist in Cedar Falls, Iowa
Title: Commodity Specialist
Business Unit: Viking Pump
406 State Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50613-3343
Establish required purchasing policies and procedures. Lead and manage direct materials used by Viking Pump, Inc. to secure sustainable competitive advantage while assuring compliancewithcorporate policy.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plays an active role in supplier contract negotiations.
Develops the skills and competencies of the Viking procurement organization.
Implements JIT and consignment inventory programs to maximize the on-time delivery of quality products while minimizing the inventory investment.
Provides necessary reports for determining material input and material variance forecasts.
Monitors monthly material input and reports on material inventory levels by commodity
Reviews purchased material variance reports and takes action as required.
Identifies potential global sources and assists in qualifying these sources.
Monitors market trends, the effects on Viking processes and material availability and cost, and forwards this information to the proper departments and process owners within Viking as required.
Manages supplier relationships to achieve Price, OTD, & DPPM goals
Works directly with Supplier Quality and Engineering on supplier issues and corrective actions
Travels as required to develop and maintain solid working relationships with global and domestic vendors.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Materials, or Industrial Technology.
Minimum of 5 to 10 years’ experience in a purchasing position or related experience in manufacturing, product engineering or machine shop quality.
APICS or CPM certificate preferred.
OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Documented experience successfully negotiating with Chinese and other international suppliers.
Familiar with sourcing of machined castings would be beneficial.
Mechanical aptitude and the ability to read blue prints would be helpful.
Travel may be required 25% of the time, domestic and international.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
WORK ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to move within office and manufacturing complex, write by hand and keyboard, and perform general office functions.
Ability to communicate by speech and hearing via phone and in person.
Visual acuity needed for close detail work and computer use.
General manufacturing, warehouse and office environment.
Must have the ability to effectively communicate with customers, suppliers and all levels of corporate and company personnel.
Interacts with all departments within Viking and the IDEX global sourcing personnel. Acts as the primary liaison between Viking Pump and its suppliers.
IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled