Purchasing Manager of Supply Chain
William Russell Kelly founded the company in Detroit on October 7, 1946, operating as the Russell Kelly Office Service. He is widely credited with pioneering the modern temporary help industry. The company was renamed Kelly Girl Service in 1957, and it became Kelly Services in 1966 to reflect the growing services of the company.
Purchasing Manager - Supply Chain - Job Purpose
Works with Commodity Management, Factory Materials, Engineering, Program Management and Quality-Reliability to establish and execute the program sourcing strategies thereby delivering a cost effective and reliable design to high volume manufacturing. Ensures all business unit requirements cost, schedule, volume, technical capability, quality and reliability are met. Manages the materials for early product builds during development phases, including risk calls. Manages product production ramp and high volume manufacturing including trigger charts, deviations and tooling release across program boundaries to achieve maximum cost benefit and volume solutions. Manage product costs during development. Provide guidance to suppliers during the development phase including schedules and costs. Guides Engineering in the Design for Cost efforts. Solves complex technical and business problems. Participates and presents at senior level design reviews and transfer review meetings. Participates in a lead role in the development of strategic goals and objectives enabling the Materials department to meet overall Corporate goals. Interfaces with Asia Material Program Management to transfer programs from development to high volume. Duties are typically varied and complex.
Works with Development-Engineering on materials needs assessment Develops sourcing strategy with Commodity Management Drives Commodity Management, Development and Engineering teams to meet cost objectives; develops cost roll ups and makes recommendations for improvement Works opportunities for cost reduction by design, quality enhancements and strategic leadership Provides direction and guidance to tactical and strategic process improvements in establishing policies-standards Works directly with multi-function teams suppliers to address issues that may impact schedule Manages represents qualification status through development, supports post transfer qualifications as required Works with Finance to establish costs in development phases Attends program management meetings as senior-lead representative for the materials organization presents status of program ramp, materials availability cost, product deviations, etc. as needed Leads smooth hand-off of materials requirements to full volume production May supervise one or more exempt employees May establish budgets, schedules, work plans performance requirements
Excellent capability to work within a cross-functional environment Demonstrated organization, communication interpersonal skills Excellent understanding of supplier capabilities to enable effective cost modeling negotiations Solid working knowledge of binding elements of a contract, standard company contracts agreements. Working knowledge of contract law Read, write speak English Write complex reports with correct grammar, punctuation, spelling good structure. Read, analyze, interpret complex, technical business documents Respond effectively to sensitive or controversial business situations Effectively present complex topics to all levels of employees, management, suppliers Add, subtract, multiply, divide using whole numbers, fractions, decimals Compute rate, ratio, percent Draw interpret graphs charts Calculate figures amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, volume Apply concepts of algebra geometry Work with mathematical concepts such as probability statistical inference Define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions in extremely critical or complex matters Interpret an extensive variety of technical information in mathematical or diagram form Deal with a variety of abstract concrete variables Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual practical problems Deal with nonverbal