Category Manager - Metal Stampings

Elite Technical is in need of a highly skilled and passionate Manufacturing expert in the metal stampings space that has the experience and qualifications as follows:

The Category Manager manages the relationships with our client's direct and indirect material suppliers and evaluates how those relationships fit into Supply Chain-s short- and long-term strategies. This position oversees the supplier performance, pricing, and effects of Category market changes and investigates new opportunities through improved supply chain or new suppliers.
RESPONSIBILITIES
- Category strategy creation, company alignment and execution.
- Value management and clean sheet sourcing to generate and implement cost savings.
- Design, implement, and train organization on supply chain processes.
- Initiate RFQ-s for new product projects or engineering projects and award business per strategy.
- Supplier on time delivery, quality, and PPAP approval metrics.
- Support related cross-functional supply chain activities.
- Experience identifying, evaluating and developing suppliers.
- Special projects/ Adhoc management requests.
- Support buyers and planners for inventory reductions and continuous supply of material.
- Other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor-s degree in Purchasing, Engineering, Operations, or another related field.
- About 10+ years- experience in purchasing or related field with a strong background in metal forming as well as traditional purchasing functions.
- Extensive experience with various manufacturing processes with primary focus on metal stamping, extrusion, welding/brazing, plating, heat treating, and bonding.
- Detailed knowledge of metal stamping, progressive stamping, extrusion, welding/brazing, plating, heat treating, and surface treatments
- Deep understanding of tooling and the distinct aspects of tooling and process that create value in the product.
- Knowledge of plastic injection molding, composites a plus.
- MBA preferred.
- CPM and/or CPIM preferred.
- Effective negotiation skills.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Advanced problem solving skills.
- Consistent analytical skills.

Required Skills

- Bachelor-s degree in Purchasing, Engineering, Operations, or another related field.
- 10+ years- experience in purchasing or related field with a strong background in metal forming as well as traditional purchasing functions.
- Extensive experience with various manufacturing processes with primary focus on metal stamping, extrusion, welding/brazing, plating, heat treating, and bonding.
- Detailed knowledge of metal stamping, progressive stamping, extrusion, welding/brazing, plating, heat treating, and surface treatments
- Deep understanding of tooling and the distinct aspects of tooling and process that create value in the product.
- Knowledge of plastic injection molding, composites a plus.
- Effective negotiation skills.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Advanced problem solving skills.
- Consistent analytical skills.
* 30% travel

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Location

Westfield, IN

Openings

1

Anticipated Start Date

Monday, December 7, 2020

Job Type

Direct Hire

Anticipated Duration

n/a

Date Posted

Friday, November 13, 2020

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