Company: XP Power
Posted on: May 5, 2022
> ABOUT US
XP Power is a global leader in providing essential power solutions
to the Industrial Technology, Healthcare and Semiconductor
Manufacturing Equipment sectors. We design and manufacture power
controllers, the essential hardware component in every piece of
electrical equipment that converts power from the electricity grid
into the right form for equipment to function. Listed as a FTSE 250
company on the London Stock Exchange we are a fast-growing
business, serving our global blue-chip customer base from 29
locations across Europe, North America, and Asia. We are extremely
proud and committed to our culture that values Customer Focus,
Flexibility, Knowledge, Speed, and Integrity. Joining our team
means you'll work in a high performing global organization where
employees collaborate and strive to make XP Power the first-choice
power solutions provider delivering the ultimate experience for our
customers and our people.
> THE OPPORTUNITY
The Senior Buyer for Contract Manufacturers will be part of a team
that is responsible for the procurement of raw materials, goods,
and services for our manufactured goods and services. This includes
the supporting the master production schedule and MRP demand by;
ensuring materials standards are met; and managing outside vendors
(specifically Contract Manufacturers) through the processes of
qualifying, obtaining quotes, examining bids and making award
decisions. You will focus on developing strategies and tactics for
our contract manufactures and including selection and expansion of
products/assemblies and vendors.
You will also be required to maintain detailed documentation and
effectively communicate with the operations and technical support
teams. Considerations for safety, quality and delivery are required
in all manufacturing decisions. As a team member you should be able
to perform within the principles of Lean Manufacturing,
Just-in-Time and Total Quality Management systems/processes.
The Senior Buyer for CM's will be a focal point for Quality and
Engineering during supplier selections, rating of supplier
performance and maintaining supplier relationships.
> KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop strategies and tactics for our contract manufactures and
including selection and expansion of products/assemblies and
Assess supplier and market details for alignment with business
Collaborate with the Program Manager for CM Expansion
Devise ways and means to maximize commodity buying efficiency and
Collaborate with commodities team to ensure deadlines are met
Develop and manage pricing strategies.
Encourage team spirit and discuss performance periodically.
Draft proposals to manage contracts and negotiations.
Preserve and promote company standards by building a strong and
self-sufficient commodity supply base.
Collaborate with suppliers on improving quality.
Plan QBR's (Quarterly Business Reviews) for Contract
Adhere to and ensure the compliance of XP Power Code of Conduct,
all Company policies, rules, procedures, and housekeeping
Study and analyze system workflows to ensure smooth and efficient
flow of materials.
All other duties assigned by his/her manager.
> Key Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor's Degree "required".
5+ years in supply chain, purchasing, commodity and contract
Proven ability to build strong supplier relationships.
Demonstrated expertise in ERP & MRP systems and transactions.
Expert excel skills, ability to use excel analytics.
Strong communication skills and the ability to work well with
people at all levels & educational backgrounds.
Ability to lead a cross-functional team.
Ability to provide performance management and career development
coaching to team members.
Knowledge of manufacturing controls required - Capacity planning,
inventory control, Bills of Materials, Engineering drawings and
Change Orders, Document Control, Work Instructions.
Experienced MS Office user; Teams, OneDrive. Visio and Smartsheet
Ability to lift 25 lbs
> WHY WORK FOR US?
XP Power provides a safe and healthy working environment that is
stimulating and collaborative, where employees are empowered to
make a real difference. We place our people at the heart of
everything we do. We understand that if we provide our people with
the ultimate experience, they will provide the ultimate experience
to our customers.
We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
Company sponsored health insurance coverage
> OUR PEOPLE - OUR POWER
XP Power is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to
creating an environment where people are valued, supported and
nurtured to deliver their best. Operating globally, we celebrate
the cultural differences that exist in the countries in which we do
business. Being a truly diverse and inclusive community helps us
grow our business through innovation; attracting and retaining
talent to engage the people who buy our power solutions. We know
that by cultivating the ultimate experience for all our people,
they will deliver the same to our customers.
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