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Procurement Manager

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Our Fortune 500 client in Kent, Washington is in need of a Procurement Manager to join them for a 6 month temporary assignment. Main duties would be:

  • Perform timely, cost-conscious procurement of production/inventory/MRO items.
  • Receive and analyze requisitions to determine quantity, specifications and delivery requirements.
  • From approved supplier list, recommend and select suppliers to fulfill scheduled plant deliveries.
  • Responsible for the on-boarding of new selected suppliers relative to material planning.
  • Ensure up-to-date ABC classification is maintained for planning, and other key inputs into the PFEP process
  • Ensure optimal inventory levels and safety stock are maintained for their parts
  • Coordinate with Quality Assurance to resolve quality issues with suppliers.
  • Maintain proactive shortage identification and management - help flag root causes & corrective actions.
  • Identify total cost and cash flow opportunities with suppliers.
  • Analyze and select parts for KanBan and Supplier replenishment.
  • May lead and direct others to accomplish desired organizational objectives.
  • Expedite deliveries to meet and exceed scheduled critical requirements.
  • Maintain material plan at the time fence to ensure continuity of supply.
  • Coordinate with production planners for solutions when parts cannot be delivered as promised.
  • Maintain and continuously evaluate supplier performance and escalate to Procurement when issues occur.
  • Resolve invoicing discrepancies with suppliers and accounting.
  • Analyze material and capacity availability to provide customer promise dates for sales orders.
  • Maintains item master lead time information based upon process improvements, current constraints, total current demand by product family, and priority information.
  • Manage internal and SOMI/VMI material to meet schedules.
  • Interface with required functional groups to resolve challenging delivery requirements.
  • Communicate forecasts and replenishment plans to supplier.
  • Review open requirements, monitoring vendor performance and expediting where necessary. Ensure that problems relating to delivery, quality or pricing are promptly conveyed to the supplier and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Productivity: identify and implement cost reduction/productivity projects to meet the corporate initiatives/goals. Maintain pipeline and financial records for reporting and tracking productivity.

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