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Supply Chain Specialist - Indirect Services

Universal Electric Corporation is seeking a Supply Chain Specialist - Indirect Services.  This position performs tasks associated with scheduling and expediting outsource and manufactured materials to service providers. Pro-active and direct communication with service suppliers is vital. Process purchase orders and coordinate inbound and outbound material.  Has cross-functional communication with Purchasing, Planning, and Operations groups.  Participate in internal projects as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Executes Service Supplier Management processes (e.g. qualification, selection, evaluation, development, price negotiation, and quality); update UEC supplier evaluation systems to obtain the best suppliers and ensure transparency
  • Manages supplier relationships and works to improve “overall” supplier performance
  • Creates job, communicates priorities, and schedule changes to service suppliers regularly to support changes in production planning
  • Monitors and communicates supplier performance for delivery, quality and cost management
  • Coordinate dispatch of material both inbound and outbound utilizing internal and external means of transportation
  • Effectively manage workbench for manufactured items and strive to eliminate material bottleneck constraints
  • Evaluates Syteline data, weekly inventory reports, and other data resources in determining material needs.
  • Performs other Procurement-related administrative tasks including, but not limited to, Purchase Order generation, Invoice Discrepancy Resolution, Payment Authorizations, Compiling Statistical data and Reports
  • Establishes inventory requirements by studying manufacturing history and production forecasts and supplier capacities
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; learning part usage. Participate in special Kaizen projects, such as internal functional committees, as assigned
  • Plans work and personal development goals, working in conjunction with manager as needed
  • Identifies and follows-up on internal issues or requests timely, implement approved process improvements resulting in increased customer satisfaction

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Flexibility to adjust and thrive in an environment with changing requirements, schedules, and priorities for multiple projects and assignments
  • Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well as work well in groups; with a strong desire to promote positive change
  • Critical thinking skills – able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Well-developed communication skills; able to clearly and concisely express information (or data) to associates, peers, and management
  • Knowledge of quality and logistics processes

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Associate Degree in Business or related field preferred
  • At least one year purchasing/planning experience or coordinating service operations in a manufacturing environment
  • MRP or ERP software experience.   Infor CloudSuite Industrial or Syteline experience preferred.
  • Possess excellent negotiation skills
  • Travel – less than 5%
  • Advanced in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements

  • Primary environment: ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.
  • The performance of this position may occasionally require exposure to the manufacturing areas where under certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses and mandatory hearing protection.
  • Regularly required to stand; walk and communicate with others
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time; ability to fly for extended periods of time
  • Able to lift and carry up to 25lbs

Note: The above Job Description is representative of the responsibilities and qualifications necessary to be successful in this role. It does not encompass every job duty or responsibility; other tasks may be assigned as necessary. Further the job description does not alter the at-will nature of employment with UEC and does not create a contract of employment. 

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