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Material Productivity Leader - Columbia, SC
at Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric™ creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 144,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment: https://youtu.be/NlLJMv1Y7Hk .
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What do you get to do in this position?
- Ensure the correct deployment of the general Purchasing Strategy of cost reduction initiatives in the cluster.
- Propose cost reduction projects/ ideas (Quality value add, Change of supplier, Negotiation) within his/her perimeter in consistency with the Purchasing strategy goals.
- Contribute to the correct purchasing database maintenance via the regular and constant update of corresponding data.
- Support the commodity management strategy for supplier consultation & selection including negotiate and manage contracts with local/specific suppliers (price, lead times, pay terms, inventory level, etc.)
- Support and / or lead all the activities related the supply qualification system in plant according with the responsibility matrix defined.
This job might be for you if:
- University / College degree in Engineering, Business or equivalent.
- 3 - 5 years of experience in Purchasing, Project Management
- Experience with SAP is a plus.
- Understanding of Engineering /Manufacturing Process is a plus.
- Supplier Chain knowledge (Supplier Management, Cost analysis, Market analysis, Inventory Management, etc.)
- Financial aspects.
- Quality knowledge
- Oral and written communication.
- Strong interpersonal and leadership.
- Project Management.
- Ability to communicate, organize and work under a cross-functional Team environment.
- Capacity for problems analysis and synthesis.
- Proficiency in Excel
- Intercultural skills, team spirit, result oriented.
- Database Management skills is a plus
We seek out and reward people for being straightforward, open, passionate, effective and challenging the status quo. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. We welcome people as they are, creating an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as a real value for the company. We're looking for people with a passion for success - on the job and beyond. See what our people have to say about working for Schneider Electric: https://youtu.be/6D2Av1uUrzY .
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