This position will act as the primary conduit between the Purchasing and interfacing departments (Engineering, Program Management, Sales and Manufacturing). Manage new programs from the design phase to production while meeting all program timing, cost, and quality requirements. Drive early supplier involvement in new product introduction to meet key initiatives. In addition, the position will manage tactical implementation of strategic initiatives.
Education and/or Experience (minimum required for the position)
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Purchasing/Program Management or equivalent commensurate experience.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
This position does not have direct supervisory responsibility. However, this position is required to lead cross-functional teams and manage the multiple competing deadlines from each of the interfacing departments.
This position requires the following physical abilities: to sit; to use hands (to finger, handle, or feel), to reach with hands and arms, to stand, to talk and hear and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. In addition, the specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment is mostly sedentary; however there is occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts and vibration and to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
There is some travel required to visit suppliers, other Akebono facilities or customers, therefore ability to drive a motor vehicle is required.