Purchasing Manager

Battle motors

Battle motors

Battle, UK
Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2024
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Battle Motors prides itself on delivering efficient, effective solutions for the heavy-duty work truck industry. With the evolution of our new EV (Electric Vehicle) technology, we are growing faster than ever.

At Battle Motors, we believe the most fulfilling place to work is where extraordinary people collaborate to solve difficult problems.

This position reports to the Director of Purchasing and is located in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Job Description:

As a Purchasing Manager at Battle Motors, you will play a critical role in ensuring the efficient procurement of materials and services necessary for our truck production operations. You will be responsible for developing and implementing procurement strategies, managing teams, supplier relationships, and optimizing purchasing processes to support the company’s growth and objectives.

Principal Accountabilities:

Strategic Sourcing: Develop and execute sourcing strategies to identify, evaluate, and select suppliers that meet Battle Motors' quality, cost, and delivery requirements.

Supplier Management: Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, negotiate contracts, and resolve any issues or disputes that may arise.

Cost Optimization: Drive cost reduction initiatives through negotiations, supplier consolidation, and value engineering while ensuring product quality and performance standards are met.

Procurement Process Improvement: Continuously assess and improve procurement processes and systems to streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and reduce lead times.

Quality Assurance: Collaborate with quality assurance teams to ensure that suppliers adhere to AIAG requirements and Battle Motors' quality standards and specifications.

Risk Management: Identify potential risks in the supply chain and develop mitigation strategies to minimize disruptions to production operations.

Compliance: Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, industry standards, and company policies in all procurement activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage and support team of Buyers.
  • Develops short-term and long-term category specific strategies that align with Company goals for reducing costs and meeting financial expectations.
  • Manages contracts, contract/pricing negotiations, delivery, and other commercial terms with suppliers to ensure company objectives are established.
  • Communicate risks to key stakeholders and escalate to appropriate levels internally and externally to resolve any shortages/production risks.
  • Manages the ongoing performance of suppliers, including establish, implement, and monitor purchasing policies that best support KPI’s.
  • Effectively documents, communicates, and gains buy-in for the strategies from executive leadership, and supply chain organization. Prepares Supplier recommendations for decision making.
  • Actively seeks ways to streamline business processes; researches and provides information on industry category trends and best practices.
  • Excellent relationships management skills with the ability to recognize workload imbalances within the team as they occur, and drive prioritization/take necessary steps to resolve as required.

Education, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Engineering, Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Management, Finance, or another related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in Purchasing, Sourcing specifically in direct material procurement, required.
  • 5+ years of experience in Automotive/Commercial Vehicle Industry.
  • 3+ years’ experience in developing and leading teams.
  • 3+ years’ experience developing & executing commodity strategies, and evidence of being able to effectively communicate those plans to all levels of the organization.
  • Experience using an ERP for tasks related to purchasing required; experience with Epicor preferred.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills and ability to influence at all levels of management and suppliers, leaders across cultures.
  • Must have strategic thinking, collaboration and change management capabilities, as well as a vision for developing and leading the transformation plan for Continuous Improvement.
  • Promotes ethical behavior by ensuring team understanding of ethical responsibilities and promoting Battle Motors policies.
  • Operates with minimal business direction in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and communicate specific requirements to Suppliers.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage several different tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • Team player with keen problem-solving skills.

This position will adhere to the Battle Motors Environmental Health and Safety Program by following all safety rules, procedures, practices, training, and safe use of equipment; this includes use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. This individual will work in a way that stresses the importance of preventing injury, accidents, or illnesses to themselves or co-workers by correcting or reporting unsafe situations, incidents, or occurrences to their supervisor immediately.

Battle Motors is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.