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Carrier Purchasing Manager in Ashland, Massachusetts

Date Posted:

2021-04-16-07:00

Country:

United States of America

Location:

CAFMA: FS Kidde Fenwal Ashland MA 400 Main Street, Ashland, MA, 01721 USA

We make the world a better place to live!

At Carrier, we build and maintain comfortable, accessible, efficient, healthy, safe, secure and sustainable environments. Carrier’s Fire & Security Products (FSP) business builds technology that saves lives and protects property by offering leading fire and security systems solutions globally.

Carrier Fire & Security Products is seeking a Purchasing Manager for its Kidde Fenwal fire suppression business in Ashland, MA! Here at Kidde Fenwal, we are the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety products. Our mission is to provide solutions that protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards. For more than 100 years industry leaders, the military, airlines and firefighters have relied on Kidde Fenwal to deliver outstanding fire detection and suppression.

The Purchasing Manager will oversee the procurement function to ensure that customer orders are fulfilled on time while maintaining operational goals.

This position reports directly to the Supply Chain Manager, collaborating with the full spectrum of Kidde Fenwal leaders, including product management, operations, finance, engineering, and sales.

Specific responsibilities for this position include:

  • Identify tools, processes and metrics to optimize supplier value

  • Maintain and provide current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends

  • Lead by example and motivate team to create a challenging, empowering, and collaborative working environment

  • Leverage metrics and other tools to drive supplier performance and on-time delivery

  • Negotiate contractual conditions to include materials indices, delivery dates and shipping terms

  • Provide leadership on purchase of materials and services for projects

  • Ensure uninterrupted product supply from supplies in accordance with project needs to support production activities

  • Monitor supplier performance and on time delivery, with support of tactical buyers for data collection

  • Lead project and functional teams in area of expertise

  • Prepare, monitor and budget staffing and business/operational activities of the functional ream

  • Directly manage individual contributors as well as supervisors and/or group leaders as necessary

  • Coordinate with cross-functional business teams to develop the best strategy for production planning to support customer demand

  • Establish and implement methods and best practices related to the systems and process that support inventory forecasting, purchasing, and material control

  • Coordinate and work with quality, engineering, machining and assembly operations to ensure 100% on-time delivery by establishing and monitoring schedule to proactively identify and address any issues

  • Achieve financial objectives by working with management group to prepare the materials budget, schedule expenditures, analyze variances and initiate corrective actions

  • Participate as a member of the operations team in making cross-functional operational decisions

  • Participate in MRB and CAR meetings to resolve quality issues working with both internal and external resources

  • Collaborate with Engineering, Manufacturing, Process Engineering and Quality to achieve cost reduction targets

Required Experience:

  • BA/BS degree w/6–10+ years’ experience, MA/MS degree w/4–7+ years’ experience, or equivalent industry experience with demonstrated success in relevant applications

  • Working knowledge and understanding of ERP/MRP systems and their use in a manufacturing environment

  • Good technical writing, documentation, and record keeping skills

  • Strong analytical problem-solving ability (proficient use of analytical tools such as Excel, etc.)

  • Leadership skills with demonstrated experience in leading in a cross functional collaborative environment

  • Project management skills with ability to manage multiple projects to implementation

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in total quality, six sigma, or other similar environments

  • Experience in implementing LEAN processes

  • APICS certified CPIM

Carrier is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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