Job Reference #: NK-042191
Job Location: Palo Alto, CA
Responsible for the delivery of high-quality services, components, and equipment through creation and maintenance of supplier relationships. Identify potential suppliers on a global basis. Develop spend strategies, identify potential suppliers, analyze supplier capabilities, select suppliers and determine prices, terms, and conditions of agreements. Evaluate supplier business proposals and present recommendations that will result in cost savings, avoidance, or containment. Coordinate the supplier selection process with engineering teams. Evaluate supplier core competencies, competitive positioning, and provide guidance on final supplier selection. Identify supplier consolidation opportunities through strategic sourcing. Ensure NDA, SOW’s and Master Purchase Agreements are positioned appropriately before initiating business. Ensure commercial terms are agreed and documented for RFI’s, RFP’s and RFQ’s. Negotiate commodity pricing to ensure delivery of high-quality materials at reduced cost. Develop key performance measures for suppliers, monitor performance and resolve disputes as needed.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Engineering, Chemistry or related. Five (5) years of progressive experience in the job offered or five (5) years of progressive experience in supply chain, purchasing, or a combination thereof. Employer will accept a Master’s degree or equivalent in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Engineering, Chemistry or related and three (3) years of experience in the job offered or three (3) years of experience in supply chain, purchasing, or a combination thereof in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and five (5) years of progressive experience as described above. Pre- or post- Master’s degree experience is acceptable. Experience must be post-Bachelor’s degree.
Work experience to include: Strategic Sourcing; Cost analysis; Contract negotiation; Resolution management; Procurement; and Value Stream mapping. Successful completion of reference and background checks is required.
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