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Sr. Tactical Buyer

Requisition ID:  20443
Job Location(s): 

Ames, IA, US

Job Description

Danfoss is looking for a Senior Tactical Buyer to join us at our Ames, Iowa location in the US. The Tactical Buyer position is responsible for the key Supply Chain business processes and activities that are needed to support the availability of procured materials. This includes the creation and management of: Forecast, Purchase Order Releases, Inventory Models, Plan for Every Part, Project and Engineering transitions, Conformance to Customs and Trade Regulations, Supplier Capacity Analysis, SAP Parameter Management, and Delivery Performance communication for all assigned suppliers and supporting freight providers. 

Job Responsibilities

Demand Management: 
•    Participation in monthly BA Sales and Operations Planning sessions Managing and correcting forecasting consumption errors 
•    Working with Global Procurement to ensure that capacity files are in place and of some recent S&OP cycle for High Impact suppliers 
•    Communication of capacity or long term supplier issues.
•    Supply Chain and Operational Business Model changes 
•    As necessary, allocation management for capacity constrained suppliers
Engineering Change Management: 
•    Responsible for establishing and managing implementation dates of required engineering design changes 
•    Communicate implementation schedules and changes with all impacted organizational parities - External & Internal 
•    Create implementation schedule with supplying source
Project Transition Management:
•    Responsible for the PMR elements impacting Supply Chain
•    Facilitates and manage the transition from current to future suppliers for internal and external resourcing projects
•    Establish Supply Chain material flows for Sauer-Danfoss manufacturing localization projects
Inventory Management:
•    Defining the CbP Model that is required for assigned suppliers
•    Creating and implementing all PFEP activities for assigned suppliers/components 
•    Ensuring that SAP Parameters are defined to support the TROC Inventory Targets 
•    Validate TROC targets set by tactical buyers and provide guidance.
•    ABCxyz Inventory Management
Purchase Order Management:
•    Defining and Implementing Communication Media for assigned Suppliers
•    Escalation point for issues within the Tactical Buyer team.
•    Releasing required production, engineering, project, and sample PO’s Resolving any receiving hold issues that arise at Danfoss receiving docks Delivery performance communication for assigned suppliers
•    SNC and EDI transmission medium setups
Supplier Relationship Management
•    Standard scheduled supplier visits- Agendas and trip reports.
•    Driver of root cause analysis
Customs and Trade Compliance:
•    Ensure that Supply Chain processes are compliant to customs and import regulations  Ensure that the SAP Data is maintained appropriately to ensure compliance to regulations
Logistics and Route Management:
•    Responsible for TCO to ensure that the proper mode, lanes, and carriers are established for assigned suppliers
•    Utilizing the expedited freight process to minimizing the need for expedited freight movements
•    Invoice approval for freight invoices for assigned suppliers

Plus a willingess to travel (once travel restrictions are lifted) of approximately 10%

Background & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or certificate within Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in parts and supplier management preferred in relevant fields (ex. Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering)
  • Good communication skills, problem solving, analytical skills and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office (including MS Word & Excel)
  • Must have experience with SAP or related ERP system (ex. Oracle, JD Edwards)

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.


Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.


Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter, and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control, and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

 

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter, and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control, and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

 


Nearest Major Market: Ames
Nearest Secondary Market: Des Moines