Leading privately-owned automotive aftermarket organization has a career-level opening for a full time Purchasing Agent. For this position, we are seeking a dynamic individual to take ownership of the job role as noted below. The ideal candidate must be a results-oriented, multi-tasker and must be highly experienced in utilizing MRP systems. Qualified candidates must possess the ability to effectively handle competing/changing priorities with keen attention to detail, accuracy and deadlines. Interest in the automotive industry and strong proficiency with S2K/AS400 MRP is preferred.
Manage the assigned vendor portfolio ensuring transparency of spending
Ensuring product data is held to exacting company/industry standards in MRP system
Generate and implement efficient sourcing and supply chain category strategies
Analyze and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure
Create negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals
Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency
Cooperate with stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes
Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
Estimate risks and apply risk minimizing techniques
Discover and partner with trustworthy vendors and suppliers
Must effectively organize and prioritize daily work-flow and monitor performance standards to maximize efficiency of operations
Planning and maintaining accurate inventory levels and control to assure 100% customer service levels while minimizing the corporation's financial exposure
Analyze inventory and resolve discrepancies
Quoting, purchasing, and ordering of raw materials, components, assemblies, tooling and equipment
Interacting with key suppliers and cross functional in-house teams
Negotiating prices for one-time purchases as well as strategic price agreements
Competitive compensation (commensurate with experience) and benefits are provided. Benefits for full-time employees include medical insurance and paid vacations/holidays. Pre-employment online skillset assessment, drug screening and background check required. This position is located in our Olive Branch, MS (Memphis area) distribution center.
BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration
Minimum of five (5) years related sourcing experience with evidence of increasing responsibility preferred
Strong proficiency with MRP software platforms. Experience with S2K/AS400 platform preferred.
Previous experience as a buyer in mid to large company environment
Verifiable experience with global sourcing projects
Experience in automotive work environment preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills required
Excellent organizational skills in order to establish priorities identify and set goals, meet deadlines, etc.
Strong project management and leadership skills
Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships
Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data
Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions
About COMP Performance Group
The COMP Performance Group, based in Memphis, TN, is the parent company of leading performance automotive brands such as COMP Cams, TCI Automotive, FAST, ZEX Nitrous, Racing Head Service and more. For additional information about our brands and their products visit www.compperformancegroup.com.