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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Company: GILLIG
Location: Livermore
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

GILLIG LLC is the largest and most dependable manufacturer of Heavy Duty Transit Buses in North America. Our customers are in all 50 states, and include cities, counties, transit districts, universities and major private fleet operators. We are headquartered in Livermore, CAAre you looking to join an extraordinary organization that supports critical US Infrastructure, where your contributions make a difference every day? Then Gillig might be the right place for you. We are seeking a driven and detail-oriented Supply Chain professional with a proven track record in:

  • Identifying reliable suppliers across a broad array of commodities
  • Creating and administering RFP's
  • Identifying and implementing Cost Savings opportunities
  • Establishing and managing Supply Agreements
    Our Sourcing Specialists are responsible for participating in the New Product Introduction process including: planning, negotiating, and purchasing components in support of NPI for our manufacturing facility in Livermore, California.
    The ideal candidate will drive procurement decisions that:
    • Result in high levels of supplier performance
    • Are based on cost and scenario analysis, as well as market trends
    • Develop and progress strategic partnerships with suppliers
    • Actively minimize risk
      Through individual contributions and cross functional influencing, Gillig's Sourcing Specialists ensure our supply base for all NPI projects are positioned to provide cost effective, quality components and services that will support OEM Production.
      About the Role:
      • Identify, evaluate, and integrate new suppliers and technologies
      • Prepare RFP's, review quotes, and evaluate proposals
      • Plan, negotiate and place purchase orders in support of NPI projects
      • Negotiate contracts, including rebates, costs, terms of supply, service, and quality
      • Attend project meetings, be the voice of Supply Chain and keep the Supply Chain team updated on project developments
      • Collaborate with current product procurement to identify and pursue new supplier opportunities
      • Work closely with multiple departments, including Engineering, Production, Sales and Product Planning to optimize Gillig's Supply Chain.
      • Advance supplier relationships and be the point of contact for NPI issues
      • Ensure the continuous improvement of quality, service and total cost in support of business needs
      • Performs other duties as required
        • BA/BS or equivalent work experience
        • Minimum of 8 years of experience in a purchasing or supply chain role
        • Strong problem-solving skills, organization skills, and attention to detail
        • Strong Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
        • Ability to create, analyze and make decisions based off large amounts of data
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
        • Previous experience in a Manufacturing Environment
        • Assignments are complex and broad in scope requiring outstanding creativity, superior initiative, judgment, and leadership
        • Knowledge of lean principles preferred
        • Proficient in use of Syteline MRP system preferred
          About the environment
          • Start time is 6:00am
          • Occasional overtime is required
          • Must have ability to occasionally lift up to 30lbs and work in a standing, sitting, or walking position for prolonged periods of time
          • Working environment includes office settings, manufacturing floor, and warehouse
            We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor work visas now or in the future.

            ABOUT USAfter 125 years, GILLIG holds strong to its family values and focus on its employees and customers. Our motivated and dedicated employees have a passion for quality and customer satisfaction. We are committed to building buses that connect communities, eliminate congestion, and contribute to a greener environment. Our Company pride is exemplified by the thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship present in every GILLIG bus. GILLIG's steadfast focus on quality and unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service sets us apart from our competition.

Keywords: GILLIG, Livermore , Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Other , Livermore, California

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