Responsible for sourcing, negotiating and purchasing castings for pumps in a high mix, low volume, engineered to order business model. Managing supplier relationships to ensure responsive support and performance for cost, schedule and quality of product. Communicating delays and issues in a concise and timely manner while enacting recovery measures, driving resolution with support from others, identifying approved suppliers capable of fulfilling each requirement, collaborating with Sulzer’s global supply chain and working independently to resolve problems.
Review purchase requisitions, confirm sourcing plan, reconcile with estimate, pattern availability/readiness, quote, negotiate, issue and manage purchase orders
Manage quality issues and drive timely resolutions of casting issues with suppliers
Validate data and provide reporting of supplier performance, cost reductions, and other purchasing metrics
Resolve quality notifications, receiving issues and invoicing issues
Assist estimating by proposing sourcing solutions based on supplier capabilities, cost, lead-time, and pattern availability
Supports, cooperates with, and participates in company-wide LEAN and EHS Management System which includes following all safety, health and environmental policies and procedures. Supports and cooperates in company-wide Quality Management effort.
Adheres to company and department policies, procedures, and standards
Performs other duties as necessary
Education- 4yr. degree or equivalent experience required.
Experience- 3+ years purchasing or relevant experience required in casting and machining
Strong technical background
Reading and interpreting drawings
Experience in international sourcing
Diplomatic problem solving skills- LEAN tools, root cause analysis
Must project a collaborative, result-oriented approach to completing daily, mid-term and long-range tasks.
Working in a highly matrixed organization
Ability to act quickly and with urgency
Possess good organizational skills, be able to establish priorities and work with minimal supervision.
Sulzer is one of the world's leading pump manufacturers. Our manufacturing footprint encompasses more than 20 sites. Our network of service centers and sales office spans around the globe. We are well known for state-of-the-art products, performance reliability, and energy-efficient solutions.