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Rich T.

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Materials Manager
« on: May 27, 2006, 09:29:27 am »

Materials Manager

Directs and coordinates purchasing, planning and distributing by performing the supply chain functions personally and through the materials team.

*         Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications.
*         Negotiates or supervises the negotiation of complex requests for equipment, supplies, and services from suppliers and subcontractors.
*         Prepares instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures as they relate to Lean Supply Chain Management.
*         Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability, and prepares market analysis reports.
*         Develops a system to evaluate vendors
*         Develops a system to monitor purchase price index, purchase price variance, inventory control, freight cost and supplier rating.
*         Designs, implements, manages, and monitors procurement reporting systems
*         Recruits and maintains suppliers
*         Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to policy.


1.   Bachelor’s degree  and Certification is asset
2.   10 years or more in materials both purchasing and planning 
3.   Good understanding of Lean Manufacturing Principles and Techniques as it relates to purchasing, manufacturing, supplier development and quality
4.   Experience  buying mechanical / machining commodities is mandatory (gears, castings, steel fab, bearings, seals and automotive)
5.   A recent, quantifiable track record of setting supply chain strategy and then implementing which resulted in:

*         Significant savings
*         Better vendor management
*         International outsourcing
*         Increased customer responsiveness. 

6.   Skilled with MRP systems
7.   A forceful personality, tackles problems, seeks opportunities, thinks out of the box, energetic

Location: Location: Southern NH  (93/495)

Compensation: to 75-90K. 

Contact: Leslie Gabriele
2 Emery Road Bedford, MA  01730-1061
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