Job Listing Description

Sr Buyer

PDS Tech, Inc. is hiring an Senior Buyer in Rockford, IL.

  • Support development and implementation of the sourcing strategies to achieve lowest total costs, improve working capital, drive effective asset management, achieve quality improvement, ensure on-time delivery, improve cycle time, and ensure early supplier involvement in product development. 
  • Lead cross-functional global teams to achieve objectives; Play active role in resolving critical quality and delivery issues with suppliers. (Comprehensive ownership of supplier performance. 
  • Manage direct engagement with suppliers and internal functional teams globally to drive implementation of the supply strategy and ensure success of the supply chain. 
  • Support development and implementation of plans with cross functional partners to meet annual goals which includes supplier strategy, productivity/cost-reduction, lead-time reductions, consignment/Kan-ban implementation, working capital improvement, supplier quality. 
  • Support NPI mechanical team requirements. 
  • Perform daily tactical activities; p.o. placement, follow-up, date maintenance. 

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, supply chain, purchasing or operations or related discipline. 
  • 2 years of global experience in Strategic Sourcing or related field. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • SIOP, Long term Strategic Sourcing Planning. 
  • Experience in the following or similar industries: Controls, Industrial Equipment, Automotive. 
  • Direct materials management experience for factories preferred. 
  • Previous experience in global high-mix manufacturing business. 
  • CIPS, APICs and/or CPM or equivalent certification preferred. 
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification preferred.
  • Experience in leading cross-functional and sourcing teams with an emphasis on emerging regions. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage / lead multiple projects and changing priorities. 
  • Ability to work with, manage and influence all levels of Leadership. 
  • Ability to make data-driven decisions. 
  • Successful use of decision-making and analytical skills. 
  • Excellent communication skill.

Job Number: 1810094535
Job Location: Rockford, IL
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 01/03/2019
Attention: Rachelle Caramagno
Address: P O BOX 619820
City, State: DALLAS, TX 75261-9820
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9636

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