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Purchasing Operations Manager (POM)
Ref No.: 21-00186
Location: Burlington, Iowa
As the Purchasing Operations Manager, you will act as the Purchasing representative within the plant to fully support commodity strategies and resourcing decisions. The POM will also plan and facilitate timely execution of re-sourcing plans and ensure plant supply needs are satisfied.

Responsibilities Include:
Meet the Manufacturing OKTS (OK to Ship) Plans: working with Manufacturing leadership, Purchasing and SQE, identify all supplier-related potential risks to this objective, develop solid mitigation plans to overcome risks, lead teams in implementation and monitoring for successful risk elimination to achieve month-end metrics and achieve production linearity. Support meeting the Manufacturing OKTS with no shortfalls due to supplier performance.


Utilize a developed set of tools and processes to proactively identify any supplier whose key metrics on delivery performance indicate a deterioration in performance. Engage with other CNH resources and the supplier to address the deterioration and develop and implement a solid Recovery Plan.

Lead and manage Resourcing projects for cost savings and to achieve Supplier Rationalization Objectives. Meet or beat planned implementation dates for resourcing projects to achieve cost savings. Provide all necessary resources to lead and coordinate project activities between Purchasing and Manufacturing groups to achieve target implementation dates to deliver budgeted cost reductions and Supplier Rationalization Objectives.

Support cost reduction re-sourcing initiatives: Coordinate resourcing plans with Manufacturing and aggressively identify new potential projects and drive implementation in order to help achieve Purchasing Department's Financial targets. Support the achievement of the material cost budget/official company forecasts. Ensure all Purchasing activities achieve implementation dates.

The qualified candidate will have experience with the following:
A Bachelor's degree in Business or related field and a minimum of 6 years related work experience in the areas of Manufacturing, Purchasing, or Supply Chain. (or)
Associates degree plus a minimum of 9 years of work experience in the areas of Manufacturing, Purchasing, or Supply Chain.
In lieu of an Associates' degree, will also consider those with an HS diploma/GED plus a minimum of 11 years of work experience in the areas of Manufacturing, Purchasing, or Supply Chain.
Ability to travel up to 15% of the time

The preferred candidate will have experience with the following:
Working knowledge of manufacturing MRP systems and processes.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Strong leadership and communication skills across multifunctional teams
Strong fact-based problem-solving skills
Ability to act quickly and decisively in making tough calls and be passionate and accountable for achieving assigned tasks and goals
Capability for working both independently and within Team environments
Ability to think and act proactively