Purchasing Agent
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
Springfield, Tn
2018-08-20

Coordinates activities involved with procuring raw material supplies or component parts used to manufacture cooking products.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interview and confer with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, negotiate prices and delivery terms, and ensure parts availability. 
  • Prepare, solicit, collect, analyze, and negotiate requests for quotation and recommend/onboard suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness.
  • Coordinate new suppliers/parts and engineering changes with Materials, Engineering, Quality Assurance, and external suppliers.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, resolve problems, meet deadlines and performance objectives, and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Work directly with, and 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.
  • Regularly analyze supplier quality, delivery, and cost metrics to develop and engage for improvement.
  • Effectively and tactfully communicate verbally and in writing with external suppliers as well as internal resources to successfully sell initiatives and develop/deliver on actionable objectives.
  • Review and analyze materials supplied to identify more cost-effective opportunities; lead cross-functional and remotely located teams to implement and realize improvements.
  • Resolve invoice price discrepancies.
  • Internalize EMA policies and practices, and successfully communicate and enforce with suppliers as well as internal resources to deliver on EMA strategic objectives.

Minimum Qualification

  • BS Degree in Business or Engineering preferred
  • 3 years of progressive responsibility in a business function

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated success in year-over-year material cost reduction projects
  • Strong analytical and financial acumen to include should-cost modeling preferred
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of engineering drawings of component parts preferred
  • Expertise in supplier processes and cost drivers strongly preferred
  • Experience in project leadership