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Purchasing Manager or Director of Supply Chain

Company: Vanguard EMS, Inc.
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Director of Supply Chain is responsible for designing, planning, executing, controlling and monitoring supply chain activities in order to assure the on-time-delivery of quality product to Vanguard customers. Position includes Purchasing and Inventory Control; may include Scheduling/Planning.Vanguard EMS, Inc. is in the service business. Even with Vanguards state of the art technology, vast manufacturing capability, and leading-edge information tools, we wake up every day thinking about how best to serve our customers, suppliers, and the communities in which we live.RequirementsWhat youll do:

  • Lead and manage the supply chain functions to support growth targets and business plan.
  • Develop, implement and manage systems to support Vanguard and customer requirements for key vendor selection, material procurement and cost reduction expectations.
  • Establish/maintain contacts with key suppliers to ensure visibility of future plans supporting Vanguard.
  • Maintain/approve purchasing of supplies and services necessary for operations
  • Manage process for supplier qualification, selection and performance evaluations.
  • Monitor costs, schedule, performance of suppliers, and component lead time; assist as necessary
  • Manage negotiation of purchase contracts, scheduling, expediting deliveries, inventory maintenance
  • Evaluate price trends, establish price/performance objectives, and manage supplier quotation process.
  • Monitor and evaluate Supply Chain metrics, including on-time delivery, quotations in process, inventory turns, MRB, receiving discrepancies, cycle counts and RTV.What youll need:
    • Advanced proficiency in computer systems including MS Excel, Office, Outlook, Powerpoint, and Word
    • High-level critical thinking, analysis, problem solving, organization, ability to multi-task and learn quickly
    • Self-motivation, problem solving abilities, attention to detail, team spirit and a hands on mentality
    • Ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing accuracy or quality and manage/implement long-term projects
    • Excellent internal and external interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.Education and/or Experience
      • High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent
      • Experience working in/leading purchasing and planning functions within a manufacturing environment
      • Strong working knowledge of ERP Systems, both at tactical and strategic levels
      • Solid understanding of all warehouse and inventory management processes and functions, including but not limited to cycle counting, receiving, incoming inspection, and MRB
      • 10+ years of experience working in a manufacturing environment, with a minimum of 5+ years working for an EMS provider
      • 5 years experience in purchasing; knowledge of material control, contract law, international sourcingPreferred Qualifications
        • 4-year degree strongly preferred; additional certifications and/or graduate degrees a plus
        • FourthShift MRP system knowledge.
        • Experience in an ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and/or AS9100 organization.While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear. The employee uses computer and telephone equipment. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.This Job Posting is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities associated with this position. Management reserves the right to modify and assign other duties as necessaryBenefitsEmployees enjoy a highly competitive benefits package including:
          • Medical, Dental & Vision
          • 401K (with employer match)
          • Paid time off
          • Paid holidays
          • Profit sharing

Keywords: Vanguard EMS, Inc., Beaverton , Purchasing Manager or Director of Supply Chain, Executive , Beaverton, Oregon

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