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Company:Thermal Engineering Int'l (USA)
Location:Joplin, MO or Cerritos, CA
Job Type:Supply Chain
Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the procurement of materials, equipment and services.  This position will issue Requests for Quotation, evaluate Supplier bids, negotiate final price and Terms & Conditions and issue Purchase Orders to Suppliers for assigned commodities with the overall objective of delivering all goods and services at or below budget, meeting quality and schedule requirements. Included is analysis of current market price levels and delivery trends for assigned commodities. This position will also evaluate overall performance of existing Suppliers and develop new qualified, competitive Suppliers.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Formulate a procurement strategy for assigned commodities in support of project material, equipment and service purchases, taking into consideration cost, quality and schedule requirements.
  • Interface with the Project Team to develop and issue Requests for Quotation.  Review and evaluate Supplier bids, negotiate final price and Terms & Conditions including appropriate "flow down" of Customer terms.  In conjunction with the Project Buyer and Project Team, select Supplier and issue Purchase Order in conformance with approved requisition.
  • Support the Proposal/Estimating Teams with current market pricing through obtaining quotes, using recent historical pricing and/or developing cost standards for assigned commodities.  Monitor Suppliers' capacity/shop loading and provide delivery lead times based on current market conditions.  
  • Negotiate Long Term Supply Agreements for selective commodities with the objective of ensuring delivery and volume price discounts.
  • Interface with Suppliers and Engineering as lead in developing Cost Reduction opportunities for assigned commodities.
  • Expedite Suppliers and manage recovery plans when Suppliers fall behind schedule
  • Responsible for timely processing of Supplier back charges and performance, schedule and warranty issues.
  • Evaluate and manage Supplier performance.  Continuously search for new qualified, competitive Suppliers.  Responsible for management of Supplier Qualification for assigned commodities.
  • Travel to Suppliers, Customers and Sister Companies, as required.

Competency Statement(s)

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Analytical Skills – ability to analyze data to make effective decisions
  • Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Resource Management (People & Equipment) - Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials, as well as personnel.
  • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Technical Aptitude - Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

Job Requirements / Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  Four (4) year Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.

Experience:  Two (2) - Five (5) years experience as Buyer is preferred. Experience in a project environment is preferred. Knowledge of ASME, HEI, Boiler and Environmental products is preferred. Engineering experience is a plus.

Computer Skills:  Requires proficient computer skills including MS Office products. Database, Lotus Notes and ERP Software knowledge is a plus.

Certificates & Licenses:  None required. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Purchasing Professional (C.P.P).  Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (C.P.P.M) or equivalent certifications in the Purchasing field are a plus.

Other Requirements:  Leadership and negotiation skills are required. Requires advanced problem-solving abilities along with strong verbal and written communication skills.