Purchasing Manager

Legrand Carlsbad , CA 92008

Posted 1 month ago

Position Description

At a Glance

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Manager to join the Building Control Systems Team in Carlsbad, CA. The Purchasing Manager is a highly visible position with responsibility to provide results-driven leadership to the Purchasing department. As the Purchasing Manager, you will be responsible for the processes and metrics that ensure continuity of supply. You will develop, mentor, and work closely with the Buyers, Planners, and Supply Chain Analysts; you will be responsible for managing the purchasing life cycle. You will work closely with the Supply Chain Manager, Director of Operations, and VP of Operations on supplier negotiations and cost reduction opportunities.

What Will You Do?

  • Owns all purchasing activities through development of procurement strategies, contract negotiations, management and support of new product launches for purchased product, driving cost saving initiatives, and development an effective purchasing organization in partnership with the Sr. Supply Chain Manager

  • Trains and develops a team of Purchasing talent, including active management of team performance

  • Responsible for the purchase of materials for inventory and non-inventory related requirements; ensures inventory goals are met while supporting material requirements for production

  • Plans and executes purchase requisitions, purchase orders, and RFQs with a strong emphasis on timeliness and accuracy; expedites materials and resolves issues as necessary

  • Reviews overdue purchase orders and ensures suppliers are contacted to established revised delivery, ERPs are updated, and appropriate departments are notified of any significant delays

  • Researches, understands, and recommends strategies on improving the purchasing policies and procedures; develops and drives opportunities to eliminate waste from the purchasing process

Suppliers

Identifies and qualifies vendors; studies and evaluates proposals; and negotiates material costs, terms and discovers new sources Develops and maintains sound relationships with all external stakeholders Builds and maintains positive relationships with suppliers and business partners Conducts frequent meetings with domestic and international suppliers to ensure that open issues are resolved Understands and reports on supplier capacity and capability Reviews and provides suppliers with a 12-month moving forecast Partners with Sourcing to develop procurement strategies Partners with Operations and Quality to perform supplier reviews

Cost Variances

Conducts analysis of all price change information Ensures all price changes are processed according to policy Researches, understands, and recommends strategies on improving policies and procedures Identifies cost savings opportunities.

Interdepartmental

Develops and maintains strong partnerships with all internal stakeholders, including Operations, Engineering, Product Marketing, and Customer Service Responds to Customer Service inquiries, such as availability of product Partners with Accounting to resolve invoice discrepancies and ensure stability of account

Ad Hoc

Studies market prices and trends. Participates in physical inventory and cycle count programs, as needed. Some travel required. Performs other similar and related duties as required.

Qualifications

Required Skills

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • A combination of experience and education will be considered

EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years in Purchasing, Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or Finance. AND 1+ year in people management experience.
  • A combination of experience and education will be considered

Preferred Skills

  • Purchasing certification

  • APICS certification

  • Strong organizational and time management skills and close attention to detail.

  • Able to effectively manage multiple priorities and respond quickly to new opportunities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proficient in negotiation and influencing skills

  • Exceptional computer skills, extensive knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and data base software, proficiency with various e-mail, calendaring, meeting management, and related communications software

  • Highly collaborative and able to work in a team-based environment

  • Must have working knowledge of supply chain management techniques.

  • Strong negotiating skills.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and understanding of design and quality requirements as they relate to components and assemblies

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing and the Kanban system.

  • Experience in a highly technical and regulated industry

  • Strong analytical skills and proven ability to effectively research and summarize information in an effective manner and make recommendations based upon analysis

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated and proven ethical behavior, as a purchasing professional

Company Info

About Legrand

Every single day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world's best employers. For more information, visit legrand.com.

About Legrand North and Central America

Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 60 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting). LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women's network. LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity. For more information, visit legrand.us.

About Legrand's Building Control Systems Division

Legrand's Building Control Systems (BCS) division includes the Wattstopper and Solarfective product lines. Wattstopper offers the most comprehensive line of simple, scalable and flexible energy efficient lighting controls and solutions for commercial and residential applications. These products, programs, and services have been helpi


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