Junior Purchasing Agent
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
Charlotte, North Carolina
2018-06-18

Source and secure required components and materials to support the best-in-class availability of after-market parts, consumables and accessories at the lowest total delivered cost to Electrolux and its customers. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a professional working relationship with key peers (Spares Op., Purchasing, Engineering, Accounting, Quality, etc.)
  • Participate in events relevant to the Aftermarket Business, as there are Check Points, Operations meetings, Strategic meetings, Quality meetings, etc
  • Manage the relationship with suppliers to ensure their contractual performance requirements are being met (i.e. quality, delivery, and cost)
  • Support initiatives and directives of, Electrolux Major Appliances North America (EMA-NA) commodity, global commodity, product line, sales, engineering, publications, and other teams toward best-in-class quality, delivery, and cost
  • Plan, organize and execute all relevant sourcing strategies 
  • Negotiate beneficial commercial conditions for Electrolux
  • Drive activities to reach and exceed key targets: Financial targets e.g. savings, payment terms, cost avoidance, Service levels, and Special projects
  • Manage the introduction, maintenance, and transfer of tools 
  • Direct support to the relevant functions in solving supply bottlenecks
  • Prepare, issue, collect, and process aftermarket price quotes 
  • Maintain supplier and pricing documents, files and records to ensure their availability and compliance with established policies.
  • Maintain price lists with accurate and regular costing analysis

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Finance, or Engineering 
  • 2 years of relevant Purchasing experience 
  • Demonstrated success in material cost reduction projects
  • Strong analytical and financial acumen
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of engineering drawings is preferred 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Supplier processes and cost drivers 
  • Inventory Management
  • Logistics
  • Negotiation
  • Contract management
  • Vendor management
  • Procurement 
  • Personal computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, AS400, MRP systems, etc)
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, resolve problems, meet deadlines and performance objectives, and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Self-starter who can work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Result driven and action oriented