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Materials Manager in Branford at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our Client is looking for a Materials Manager to join their team in Branford, CT.

  • Manage a team of Buyer/Planners
  • Work collectively with other team members to negotiate terms and conditions for long term contracts with suppliers
  • Support the development of new product introduction in concert with tasks of the New Product Development Group as related to materials
  • Adherence to all approved operating budgets including PPV initiatives
  • Assist in the continuous improvement initiatives supporting the business unit's overall performance to objectives and goals
  • Ensure departmental compliance to all quality/operating policies, procedures and standards
  • Maintain the supplier base to support the strategic growth plan
  • Perform periodic audits of the Buyer/Planners in all areas
  • Provide logistic support for external material & equipment shipments and assist in the overall development of off-shore sources of supply as directed
  • Drive regular improvement in Purchase Price Variance (PPV) through RFQ's, auctions, and negotiations with suppliers
  • Support Engineering in new product development to include sourcing suppliers, obtaining samples, and quotes
  • Support vendor consolidation process of identifying and developing strategic suppliers
  • Assist with the location and development of suppliers domestic and in low cost regions (LCR), and engage suppliers in projects to improve quality, lead time, and price/terms. Recognize opportunities for LCR sources.
  • Must be able to lift, push, or pull 15 lbs.
  • Able to travel domestic and international up to 25%

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in any related discipline required
  • At least 5 - 10 years' experience in international purchasing and/or procurement experience
  • Experience identifying and sourcing materials based on blueprints and other technical documents
  • Experience utilizing ERP software - Visual a plus
  • Experience with contract negotiation, LTA's a plus
  • Must have experience with MRP systems