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Title:  Manager, Procurement - 23588



Overall  responsibility for purchasing function through purchasing staff.  Manage and coordinate the procurement of materials, components, equipment, supplies, and services for facility, including capital equipment at favorable cost consistent with schedule and specifications.  Develops sources of supply and supervises and trains buyers, expediters, and clerks.  Recommend policies and purchasing procedures.




  • Manage and coordinate all applicable production sourcing activities. Drive continuous improvement actions in cost, quality, and logistics.


  • Responsible for staffing.  Personnel management.  Prioritize staff workloads in order to meet product needs/objectives. 


  • Oversees the purchase of services and supplies necessary for the operation of the business.  Ensures statistical data is complied and analyzed.  Directs buyers to compile information from periodicals, catalogs and other sources to keep informed in trends in pricing and manufacturing processes.


  • Maintain/encourage a high level of communications within the purchasing team and with other Andrew teams as required.


  • Procure complex direct materials (some of following commodities – castings, mondings,fabrications, electrical/electronic components, etc.). Develop subcontract specifications, works statements and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment and services.


  • Work as a part of a global sourcing team with Quality & Process Engineers to assess and develop supplier capabilities with regard to business situation, operations, capacity planning, quality, process, etc


  • Coordinates with Design Engineering to identify and negotiate cost reduction areas during the product design phase of new products (Prior to the release of the bill of material).


  • Conducts cost/price analysis for all products under jurisdiction with emphasis on high spend and sole source procurements.  Establish negotiation strategies. Participates in the analysis of competitive pricing received under the strategic sourcing program, conducts user meetings and recommends the strategic source award. 


  • Maintain positive working relationship with supply base.  Ensure that the Supplier Performance Index governing quality and delivery ratings are considered before deciding to procure material from a particular vendor. 


  • Ensure that all procurements are based on competitive bids as submitted by qualified suppliers.  Continue to analyse and assess the adequacy of our supplier base for each commodity and to develop additional sources of supply where deemed advantageous.
  • Have knowledge and handling of the system Entropy.


  • Know the responsibilities of the EHS system.


    The information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Competency and Formation:


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or Business.
  • High sense of integrity
  •  A minimum of 10 years of purchasing experience and or related field.
  • Certified APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) is a plus.
  • High sense of urgency
  • Extensive knowledge of electro-mechanical products and manufacturing processes
  • Must have knowledge of all product lines and associated manufacturing processes under area of responsibility.
  •  Has procured at least 5 major procurement commodities;
  • Strong leadership and management skills demonstrating integrity and professionalism;
  • Mentoring and developing technical and soft skills of direct reports;
  • Proven ability to work within a global environment; proven experience with foreign locations .
  • Excellent presentation skills to keep senior management advised of the status of escalating internal control issues.
  • Successfully demonstrated negotiation skills. 
  • Well versed in cost/price analysis techniques. 
  • Capable of writing special terms and conditions in view of specialized procurement situations.
  • Good oral/written communication skills;
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to work well in cross-functional teams
  • Strong sense of cultural awareness

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