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Purchasing Manager

Company: Tenneco
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.
Tenneco is one of the world's largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains.

We are looking for a Purchasing Manager. The Purchasing Manager supervises analysts, project managers, and contractors to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet the required specifications. Develops and delivers sourcing strategies and annual savings plan for the business unit. Ensures implementation of supplier and other sourcing changes.
Our recruiting team is ready to act immediately. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through the process quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication.

  • Develops and implements purchasing and inventory control procedures and sequence of operations within department to optimize operations and in accordance with local and Global Purchasing Procedures (GPPs) to best support Operations.
  • Works with suppliers and buyers to review market, price, delivery conditions and trends to determine present and future material availability. Directs purchasing programs accordingly.
  • Negotiates contracts with suppliers/contractors in line with company policy and procedures.
  • Sets dollar authorization limits for local purchasing staff.
  • Oversees disposal of surplus material or scrap products
  • Monitors purchase order claims and contract for conformance to company policy.
  • Reviews inventory trends and discusses variations with appropriate staff member and local purchasing staff.
  • Engages suppliers when serious variations arise in delivery, quality, price or conditions of sale. Involves corporate support with suppliers as needed to best meet needs of plant operations.
  • Trains new staff members, provide daily supervision of local staff and conduct performance appraisals.
  • Oversees overall plant purchasing operations to insure an ongoing supply of raw materials, services and indirect materials to best support plant operations
  • Implements systems and monitoring processes to prevent raw material and indirect material outages while managing inventory to meet plant objectives including but not limited to inventory targets and monthly spending objectives.
  • Develops and manages direct and indirect material projects to achieve plant savings in support of business plan.
  • Routinely provides forecast of purchase price savings (ppv) and scrap sales revenue.
  • Supports corporate requests for plant data as needed
  • Manages supply base in manner to maintain TS 16949 (quality standard) compliance and plant certification.
  • Additional duties as assigned by plant manager and corporate purchasing.
  • Each employee has the authority to initiate action to prevent a violation of the Federal-Mogul Integrity Policy.
  • All employees will abide by their location's EH&S policy endorsed by the local management, comply with the legal and other requirements and operational controls established under its EHSMS, work toward achieving established objectives and targets, and conform to procedures consistent with the ISO 14001 standard. An employee should report, and if necessary stop, any activity that does not conform to the policy or may injure himself/herself.
    EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in business with major course work in purchasing and or inventory control management. Masters in related field preferred.

    • 5 or more years of buying experience in complex high volume environment.
    • Experience as a supervisor in same or similar function is required.
    • Excellent computer skills required.
    • SAP or PLEX experience preferred.
    • Professional ethics, tact and courtesy in dealing with vendors is required.

      An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Tenneco, Cambridge , Purchasing Manager, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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