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Category Manager

Requisition ID:  19749
Job Location(s): 

Minneapolis, MN, US

Job Description

Danfoss is seeking a Senior Buyer to join our team in Minneapolis, MN. This position is responsible for managing the procurement of Electronic Manufacturing Servies (EMS) product to support the production and operations of Danfoss Power Solutions – Connect & Control Solutions Business Unit.  This individual partners with Strategic Purchasing; Functions as a global liaison with other Danfoss procurement teams; Supports Business Unit departments with EMS information/data related to the Global Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) Supply Chain. 

Job Responsibilities

•    Prepare, and issue purchase orders for PCBAs while ensuring the orders are confirmed by suppliers and align with Danfoss requirements
•    Meet Danfoss production needs by advancing or delaying purchase orders to support sales trends and forecasts
•    Maintain Purchase Order delivery dates and master data in SAP as required to support the supply chain process             
•    Maintain strong working relationships and communications with internal customers & external suppliers to ensure on-time deliveries align with Danfoss production and shipping schedules
•    Align with global supply chain on common PCBAs so that distribution of parts supports global objectives
•    Work with accounts receivable and suppliers to resolve receiving and invoicing discrepancies
•    Conduct regular meetings with suppliers to understand build plans and delivery schedules.
•    Monitor electronics market trends and proactively anticipate supply risks, initiating and communicating necessary actions to optimize delivery performance and maintain production schedules
•    Implement and maintain inventory and material management strategies for all PCBAs.  Example: Minimizing inventory levels through global SLA agreements, safety stocks, coverage profiles etc.                                                                  
•    Work closely with Demand Planning on the PPOP (product retirement) to minimize end-of-life excess inventory both at Danfoss and EMS suppliers
•    Complete and analyze monthly E&O materials report and initiating steps to minimize financial and/or operations impact of carrying excess, obsolete, and/or expired materials
•    Partner with Demand Planning team to ensure suppliers are driving production and component deliveries to meet SLA and Production plans
•    Work closely with Global Procurement on New Product Introductions as it relates to ramping up PCBA material through EMS supplier
•    Support goals and objectives as established by management

 

Background & Skills

Bachelor’s Degree in business, operations, or supply chain management
Minimum 5 years of experience purchasing in an electronics environment


•    Strong understanding of EMS, contract manufacturing and the electronics industry
•    Experience using lean methodology processes in a manufacturing environment is a plus
•    Understands the elements of negotiation skills and can analyze contracts and agreements
•    Experience Working in a global supply chain environment
•    MRP/ERP experience with strong SAP experience preferred
•    Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office tools: Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
•    Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required
•    Supply chain accreditation CPSM, CPIM, CPM or other
•    Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
•    Ability to self-direct and work autonomously
•    Ability to effectively manage projects, involve right people and finalize tasks
•    Meticulous organizational skills

 

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: Minneapolis