Senior Procurement Specialist

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As an entrepreneurial U.S.-based company that’s competing on a global scale, JMA is growing at an incredible pace – and we’re just getting started. We’re a leading global innovator of mobile connectivity solutions. We design and build next-generation in-building and outdoor mobile wireless systems, delivering the industry’s most powerful technologies that enable LTE, 5G and CBRS services on mobile operator networks worldwide. Whether our teammates working on the manufacturing floor creating products or working side by side with our customers at an installation, we are never satisfied with the status quo.  We never settle, every person in every position has the power to make an impact.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan for the procurement and issue POs for raw material and components in support of the production plan using MRP output
  • Effectively communicate company requirements to suppliers
  • Review and monitor purchase order acknowledgments, open purchase orders and maintain accurate delivery dates within SAP
  • Responsible for the supply continuity of high-quality material to the manufacturing operation providing tactical order management support for the Sourcing department through supplier prioritization or expedites
  • Identify and communicate current and future shortages that will affect the production floor. Escalate when necessary
  • Work closely with the strategic buyers to mitigate overall supply chain risk.
  • Identify and execute opportunities for cost improvement, supplier quality and overall supplier performance
  • Monitor and maintain inventory levels consistent with company inventory annual goals
  • Process and return non-conforming or obsolete material
  • Provide weekly reports to management or suppliers as necessary
  • Responsible for resolving receiving and invoicing discrepancies with the supplier in a timely manner
  • Monitor and review component lead times, safety stock levels, supplier Kan Ban quantities, making recommendations and changes as needed
  • Process engineering change requests and communicate when the change will take place along with the cost and material impact including excess and obsolete items
  • Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in Supply Chain or a related field, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in buying for a manufacturing organization in an MRP environment
  • Knowledge of typical Purchasing practices and procedures
  • Knowledge in cost analytics, PPAP/Component Capability and Design for Manufacturability techniques is preferred
  • Experience in SAP, Microsoft Office, and others as assigned
  • High degree of initiative and attention to detail in a diverse and highly multi-task environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills to assist working across teams
  • Excellent follow up and strong negotiating skills when working with vendors
  • Ability to work in fast paced, short lead time environment

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    JMA offers a total rewards package designed to support your life, both in and outside of work.  When you join our team, you have immediate access to numerous benefits and perks that fit your specific needs. Whether you're looking for employee discounts, financial, legal and/or childcare resources and support, we have you covered! We believe in providing comprehensive health and wellness coverage along with monetary rewards towards health goals, in addition to numerous company-provided personal protection benefits at no additional cost to you. Investing in our employees is our #1 priority.  Are you in?

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