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Responsible for all Mechanical parts within Supply Chain




1. Understand and monitor the market conditions for the assigned commodity


2. Selects suppliers for their abilities to perform in Quality, Cost and On Time Delivery


3. Evaluates the suppliers base on a continuous basis to improve their performance as a whole.


4. Negotiates contracts for long-term agreements with suppliers of assigned commodity


5. Develop new suppliers with problematic suppliers, developing a plan to improve or eliminate the supplier.


6. Recommends improvements in overall purchasing program which will advance the interests of company


7. Responsible to drive the total cost of procurements down year over year


8. Develop innovative lean manufacturing programs with supplier partners to enhance cash flow, inventory turns, and production supply.


9. Participate in appropriate meetings to represent Purchasing with knowledge needed; including design reviews, program reviews, etc.. Lead and participate in appropriate special projects as required


10. Facilitate/participate in regular commodity team meetings as required.


11. Perform diversified duties requiring considerable judgment and decision making to analyze requirements and proposals from all sources of supply for compliance with specifications, delivery and price.


12. Prepare requests for quotation as needed and make alternate supply recommendations for sole source items as required.


13. In concert with Quality Assurance, perform quarterly reviews of key suppliers to ensure compliance to annual cost reduction and quality improvement targets.


14. Source new parts and coordinate first article inspection with QA


15. Team with QA, measures and analyzes supplier performance.


16. Analyze inventory items on hand and recommend obsolescence and/or scrap as usage dictates.


17. Other job related duties as required.




1000+ active parts

20+ active suppliers



Responsible to provide monthly scorecard updates for commodity and for top suppliers. Holds quarterly management commodity reviews. The format for these reviews and scorecards are always evolving. The metrics include but are not limited to:

Direct material costs - comparisons to last buy and mechanical content of specific product costs

Total spend comparisons

Capacity forecasts by commodity and supplier

Quality performance indicators by commodity and supplier

Project plan execution for the movement of parts to and from suppliers to match capacity or skill set issues.

Project plan execution for contract negotiation schedules.



Bachelor's degree in business (MS/MBA a plus) with a minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in procurement, strategy development and supplier selection in a manufacturing environment, with emphasis on contract negotiations, data analysis and retrieval and supply chain activities with emphasis on mechanical commodities. Position requires knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques and Supplier certification/development process. CPM and/or ISM certification or progress towards certification desired. Ability to effectively communicate verbally or in writing at all levels inside and outside of the organization. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, proven decision making and problem solving skills, excellent negotiations skills and knowledge of legal issues in contract development and administration. Must have a high degree of ethics and uphold the standards of the company covering confidentiality, cooperation and respect for others.

DAVIS Companies partners with the top employers locally and nationally. They choose us because of our reputation for finding high quality talent, fast, but also our experience for evaluating and representing the best candidates in the marketplace.  We make every effort to provide updates and feedback to candidates at each stage of the process as we appreciate how stressful looking for a new role can be.  Apply today and experience “The DAVIS Difference”. 

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