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Buyer - II (Assembly Engineer)

Date: Mar 25, 2019

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Purchases production materials, components, and FG’s. Buys assembly process time and ensures supplier has resources and capacity to manufacture and maintain their assembly processes in production. Ensures quality, cost, an on-time delivery of goods and services is understood by the supply base.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Responsible for strategic sourcing of assigned commodity parts.
2. Manage business relationship with suppliers through supporting activities including ordering, communication of demand / volume / delivery time changes, issue resolution, sharing of end-user feedback, provide update of order status via the past due orders report, runs open Purchase Order Reports
3. Analyzes, negotiates, and issues RFQ’s to suppliers for new and existing materials, supply contracts
and services
4. Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of suppliers and capabilities
5. Understands Phase I through III of outsourced assembly sourcing.
6. Supports Program Management generated project macro-schedules with detailed engineering micro-schedules to ensure that all project milestones are tracked and completed on time for Phase II and III sourcing.
7. Works with SQE to Ensure that the “20 Tools of Process Control” are created, accurate and posted in their respective areas at each process, and provides training on the processes to the supplier assembly personnel.
8. Drafts sourcing recommendations for award summarizing the bid history and justifying the selection of awarded bidder
9. Develops and executes sourcing strategies and prepares monthly reports to track and show sourcing strategy and progress, including achievement of spend reduction targets (PPV)
10. Studies market trends, interviews vendors, and identifies new domestic and global suppliers
11. Works with Supplier Quality Engineering (SQE) for source selection
12. Performs problem solving activities with suppliers, and establishes continuous improvement targets
13. Gathers and prepares information for ECMpresentations
14. Identifies and works with suppliers and internal resources to resolve delivery problems
15. Releases requisitions, prints out orders, and transmits orders electronically to suppliers
16. Working with stakeholders and management teams to implement and enforce policies that increase spend visibility and compliance.
17. Works closely with Finance teams to expedite receiving and AP processes
18. Acts on own initiative, takes responsivity for results
19. Uses a methodical and systematic approach; plans ahead, defines clear priorities and allocates resources effectively
20. Quickly understands and analyzes complex issues and problem; comes up with sound rational judgements
21. Communicates in a clear, precise, and structured way; speaks with authority and conviction; presents effectively
22. Cooperates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information; supports others in the pursuit of team goals
23. Adheres to company rules and procedures; executes plans with commitment and determination; achieves high quality results.
24. Communicates with suppliers on EDI problems, testing, etc.
25. Provides information to freight provider regarding all expedites (other than supplier past due).

26. Supports Corporate Purchasing Departmentmonthly, quarterly and annual goals and objectives
27. Supports newprogram launch activities with new/existingmaterials/suppliers
28. Learns and keeps current onmanufacturing processes,market trends, and technical development
29. Performs other duties as assigned



1. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology, or a related discipline.
2. 2 to 4 years of related manufacturing experience
a. Including 1 to 3 years of professional experience with direct purchasing, negotiating with suppliers and managing the supply base post negotiations
3. Must have demonstrated performance in working cross-functionally and/or within a matrixed organization and working independently to obtain results.
4. Must have prior experience preparing and delivering presentations to senior management as well as experience presenting information to suppliers and internal customers.
5. Must be able to independently troubleshoot issues/concerns and determine course of action.
6. Strong knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
a. Knowledge of TS-16949 requirements
b. Excellent written and verbal communications and presentation skills
c. Problem solving and analytical skills with attention to detail
d. MS Office and related business software packages
e. Organizational and planningskills

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 2148

Location: Paris CHQ 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur

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