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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Company: GILLIG
Location: Livermore
Posted on: June 20, 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, CA

Are 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

        Qualifications
        • 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 Us

            After 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.

            In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, GILLIG has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards in which the company operates. Drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of GILLIG employees and to the security of the company's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, GILLIG is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. All applicants must pass a drug test before beginning work.

            GILLIG offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including 100% company-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employees and their families. Other benefits include a unique 401k profit-sharing plan.

            GILLIG is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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

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