Job Listing Description

Mgr Purchasing III

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Strategic Sourcing Specialist for an open position in Burr Ridge, IL.
  • Manages the purchase of medium-high complexity production parts.
  • Support function for new product launch initiatives while developing and implementing cost reduction and sourcing strategies, leading to improved quality, technology and timely delivery performance.
  • Drives, forecasts and reports economic savings performance, negotiates price reductions, increases and long term agreements, market test and award new business to maximize leverage, analyzes various reports to capture opportunities. 


  • Lead supplier evaluation, selection, and sourcing for assigned Mechanical commodities for all operations and/or leading/supporting global sourcing projects by working closely with the global commodity team (EMEA, LATAM, APAC) 
  • For assigned commodities, implements supply base management strategies that lead to lowest total cost in terms of quality, lead time, delivery, service and unit cost. Supports the selection of suppliers, negotiates and maintains performance to expectations plus drives supplier continuous improvement. 
  • Forecasts/reports monthly performance of material economics/cost saving objectives; identity and advise management of risks/opportunities. 
  • Proactively foster internal cross -functional relationships in order to drive regional and global strategies for assigned commodities. 
  • Negotiate, implement and manage LTA's (long term agreements) while achieving commercial savings and technical cost reductions in order to meet or exceed material cost and total cost reduction objectives and while supporting organizational initiatives. 

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Preferred majors: Business, Engineering, Finance, or similar. 
  • 0 - 5 years of work experience in any of the following areas: Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Finance, Sales or Purchasing. 
  • New grads encouraged to apply! 

Preferred Qualifications ​
The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, negotiation skills, analytical and problem solving skills, and computer skills. 
  • Ability to work as a team within purchasing, other functions, and with locations worldwide is required. 
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Knowledge/experience of raw material analysis and tracking systems 
  • Experience in analyzing, selecting/recommending, approving and auditing suppliers for different product platforms within a multi-plant manufacturing environment, based upon supplier capability relative to designing, supporting, quality and manufacturing. 
  • Strong negotiation background with knowledge of corporate purchasing practices and strategies that bring about closure of long-term agreements reflecting positive results that contribute to organizational/departmental goals. 
  • Experience developing and implementing commodity strategies. 
  • Proven experience in mitigating supplier delivery, cost, and relationship issues with positive outcome for the company. 
  • Ability to facilitate and lead technical and commercial meetings that require multiple cross functional participants. 

Job Number: 1710078244
Job Location: Hinsdale, IL
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 12/08/2017
Attention: Janelie Pizzetulla
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630

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