Procurement Engineer in Highland Heights, OH Posted Feb 17
Software Specialists , Highland, OH
 
Role: Procurement Engineer

Location: Highland Heights, OH

Duration: 05 months with possible extension.

Your Responsibilities:

Procurement Link in factory, participates in cost down projects

First point of escalation for delivery/quality issues, etc. at line, factory level

Executes factory related supplier improvement actions

Executes actions coming from Value Engineering projects & DfX projects in the line/factories

Executes procurement strategy, supports in phase-in/phase-out of suppliers

Puts in the procurement contractual data in MRP (lead-time, price etc.)

Represents Procurement in new Product Introduction projects

Support price negotiations with fact-based information and opportunities to drive short term product cost reduction improvement.

Support the deployment of early supplier involvement through target costing and tracking for assigned product or module.

Contribute to the development of an effective set of cost models to track target cost status for assigned product.

Maintain updates to the costs for assigned product/module and ensure that cost models are up to date and information is available as required.

Provides input for make or buy analysis

Supports the in/outsourcing process (eg knowledge transfer, supplier ramp-up); Provides input to the Commodity Teams regarding the supply base characteristics based on business requirements

Orders tools and samples related to new product development

Execute and support phase in - phase Out (PIPO) planning related to new product introduction

The Procurement Engineer may act as Supplier Account Manager assigned by, and under the delegated responsibility of the relevant commodity team

Identify opportunities in the new product design process through target costing, and managing cost drivers and data sources to improve the design decision making Support price negotiations with fact-based information and opportunities to drive short and/or long term product cost reduction improvement

Support the deployment of early supplier involvement through target costing and tracking for assigned product

Owner for delivering the cost elements for assigned product, as required improving total cost of ownership for the cost roadmaps for key products

Lead the development of an effective set of cost models to track target cost status for assigned product

Analyze cost trends, develop and review cost forecasts

Maintain updates to the cost drivers for assigned product and ensure that information is available as required

Desirable Skills:

Excellent English written, reading and spoken ability

Technical Learning

Learning on the Fly

Problem Solving

Perseverance

Self-Motivated

Peer Relationships

Requirements:

Bachelors of Science or comparable degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, BioTechnology

0-5 years of experience in a high volume assembly-type industry in supply chain related functions or related financial controlling functions

Understanding the principles of Executing Cost Down projects and new product introduction Projects

Understanding the principles of Value Engineering

Employment Type: Contract

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