Procure machinery, equipment and tooling and other commodities as assigned by applying strategic sourcing principles at the best level of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
Develop, execute and enhance commodity strategies for machinery, equipment and tooling and other Indirect Materials and Services as assigned. Continuously enhance purchasing expertise and knowledge of global market trends.
Actively support standardization and lean practices across all Inteva Product Lines globally. Drive optimization of the internal processes related to the procurement of machinery, equipment and tooling.
Identify and develop strategic sources for machinery, equipment and tooling globally. Manage relationships with all suppliers, resolve supplier issues and optimize suppliers’ performance.
Pursue systematic cost reductions for the assigned commodities, report savings to the corporate office on a regular basis.
Execute comprehensive Request for Quote process and support functional users in a timely manner while minimizing the risk and maximizing the value for Inteva.
Support general business activities and requirements of the specific functional groups; carry out other duties as assigned.
5-7 years of experience in supply chain, in the specialized field of Machinery, Equipment, and Tooling procurement; knowledge of the global supply base and cost elements and drivers for machinery, equipment, and tooling.
Significant expertise in legal contract negotiations and risk management.
Consistent follow-up skills, demonstrated project management abilities.
Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills. Ability to think conceptually.
Effective interpersonal and team building skills as well as excellent communication skills with emphasis on formal presentations. Ability to influence cross-functional stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
Advanced Microsoft Office skills and the ability to interpret blue prints and technical drawings.
Understanding that the responsibilities of the job require extended and flexible hours.
Travel up to 30% to internal company sites and supplier locations.
Commitment to maintain professional and technical proficiency by attending educational and industry events, participating in professional societies and building networks.
Experience in procurement of capital and operational leases (including real estate leases)