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Procurement Manager

Company: Singer Vehicle Design
Location: Torrance
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

About Singer -
We are passionate about creating some of the most awesome automobiles in the world. Founded in California in 2009, Singer Vehicle Design is a luxury brand with a global clientele and operations in the US, the UK, and Switzerland. Our mission is described simply as: "A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence." The company has become renowned for its collaboration with owners of the air-cooled Porsche 911 in pursuit of bespoke restorations. -
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Procurement Manager
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Summary of Position
Under direct leadership, the Manager of Procurement will hire, lead, and mentor the direct procurement team. This person will develop, implement, and evaluate the company's direct procurement strategies and processes. Their goal is to develop a database of potential suppliers and cultivate working relationships to ease the process of acquiring materials and/or services and to design purchasing strategies that ensure constant availability of inventory and/or services within the company's budget in a manner that demonstrates, "Everything is Important."

Essential Functions
--- Manages a team of three (3) to five (5) people responsible for direct purchasing
--- Plans and oversees the work of Buyers and Purchasing Agents
--- Hires and trains new staff
--- Develop sourcing strategies
--- Use industry knowledge and expertise to cultivate new supplier relationships
--- Develop sourcing strategies by analyzing the supply base, market conditions, and technology roadmaps.
--- Lead contractual negotiations with suppliers on NDA's, General Terms & Conditions and Production Supply Agreements
--- Supports business planning initiatives and milestone attainment
--- Build and maintain strategic business relationships with key suppliers, acting as the lead for all commercial issues
--- Manages suppliers for Cost, Quality, and Delivery
--- Identifies constraints that may impact production schedules
--- Works in a cross-functional team environment as a strong team player and demonstrate ability to work with other functional groups to achieve company-wide goals
--- Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications
Required -Education/Experience

--- Six plus (6+) years of related experience as Purchasing -Manager, Senior Buyer, or equivalent

--- Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, or other relevant fields

--- Proficient in MS Office, ERP systems, and math

--- Knowledge of procurement strategies

Preferred -Education/Experience and/or Certifications

--- Proficiency in Fishbowl or similar MRP systems

--- Experience in aerospace or automotive manufacturing

--- Prior experience in rapid growth environment


Skills/Abilities and Attributes
--- Strong negotiating skills
--- Strong leadership skills
--- Excellent written and verbal communications skills; ability to express ideas clearly and actively listen to others
--- Team oriented with a strong ability to multi-task and to work in a fast-paced environment to multiple deadlines
--- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize effectively and efficiently
--- Excellent time management with an ability to balance multiple projects and timelines and to meet deadlines
--- Positive attitude and strong work ethic

Physical Demands/Work Environment
--- Must be able to work in a seated position for extended periods
--- Must be able to use fingers, hands, and arms at computer keyboard for extended periods
--- Must be able to work in a standing and/or walking position for extended periods
--- Must have ability to speak clearly and distinctly and hear and be heard and understood in person and by telephone -

Benefits
Singer employees enjoy generous paid time off, low-cost health insurance, a 401(k) plan with a company match, life and AD insurance, long-term and short-term disability, Snap-On tools for our techs, and continuous opportunities for learning and advancement within the company.

COVID Policy
All new employees must be fully vaccinated on their first day of work unless an exemption due to a medical or religious reason exists.?? -

Equal Employment Opportunity
We are committed to building a team that includes individuals from different cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, ages, sexual orientation, and physical abilities, reflecting the diversity of the communities where we work and live.? ?

Keywords: Singer Vehicle Design, Torrance , Procurement Manager, Executive , Torrance, California

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