Texas Hydraulics, Inc.

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Internal Application: Strategic Buyer

Supply Chain | Temple, TX | Full Time

Job Description
Stability and growth in the same company is possible. Celebrating a half-century in operations, Texas Hydraulics has a proven history of planning and adaptation that helps us maintain a leadership position in our industry year over year.

Key to that success is hiring the right people to join our team, combined with a commitment to our long-term employees to provide opportunities for internal advancement, which creates the perfect mix of institutional knowledge and fresh ideas. We have created a new opening for a Strategic Buyer who will report to our Director of Supply Chain and help us to tackle the next stage of process refinement, sourcing and negotiations to keep our production floor provisioned to meet the double-digit growth we have been experiencing both last year and protected for 2019, 

The Strategic Buyer is responsible for establishing and maintaining strategic relationships and structuring Texas Hydraulics supply chain within the assigned supply base. Procurement planning and working capital management for the assigned portion of domestic and international spend is also included in these responsibilities.

This position requires collaboration with the sales and production teams to balance priorities and meet customer demands in a changing and flexible environment while maintaining compliance. Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies and lean tools are key to drive success in this role where accountability is maintained through the Daily Management process and report outs on metrics to top management.

Essential Functions
  • Purchasing planning in a high mix / mid-volume environment
  • Participate in Sourcing Strategy development / execution including supplier selection
  • Develop a savings funnel for assigned commodities and execute tasks to achieve committed savings plans.  
  • Prepare & Conduct Commercial Negotiations within assigned supply base
  • Understanding of inventory control/management
  • Utilize continuous improvement tools to reduce waste/costs
  • Produce working documents, procurement reports or procedures/ work instructions
  • Trend and track procurement performance and implement countermeasures to ensure fair market value is understood and realized.
  • Contribute to and participate in Make/Buy decisions.
  • Root Cause Analysis of missed targets, able to drive action plans to address the root cause
  • Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company
  • Participate in supplier visits/evaluations with supply chain management to determine suitability.  
Required Education and Experience
  • BA/BS Degree in applicable field
  • A minimum of 8 years experience in a manufacturing environment with progressive responsibilty
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement Methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, TOC) preferred
  • Commercial negotiations experience
  • Advanced knowledge of tools & processes used in material requirements planning
  • Experience with ERP systems – Specifically Oracle
  • Experience working with ISO 9001 or QMS systems
Preferred  Experience
  • Five plus years strategic sourcing including supplier selection & negotiations
  • Experience with steel suppliers/mills & outsourcing portfolios preferred
  • Experience with ERP Systems (Oracle knowledge a plus)
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Ability to multitask and deliver expected results
  • Demonstrate responsibility, respect, dependability, patience, and productivity in order to create a positive work environment
  • Influential leadership skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management experience
Travel
10% Travel