Supply Management Specialist I in Dubuque, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 11/6/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Dubuque, IA
  • Duration:
    44 weeks
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt has an opportunity for you to become part of a prestigious team of professionals. We are seeking an Supply Management Specialist!  This is a contingent position forecasted for 11 Months in Dubuque, IA with John Deere.

Job Description:

Provides entry level sourcing, Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP), Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process (EOFP) support to include development and execution/enforcement of strategies and contracts for commodities of lower value and less complexity. Assists with cost models, make vs. buy studies, spend analysis, invoice issue resolution and other data analyses. Works with Strategic Sourcing to address chronic supplier performance issues and/or validation of suppliers during early supplier selection process as part of Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP). Makes use of Achieving Excellence process to manage the supplier's performance. The work requires the exercise of discretion and independent judgment but is reviewed periodically or upon completion.

Individuals will be working onsite in an office environment supporting a team of other supply management specialists. Schedule will be an 8-hour day that falls during the hours of 7am-5pm, Monday-Friday, no OT anticipated, and this person must work onsite every day. Some travel will be required – will be doing day trips to visit suppliers. This position has the potential to grow into a Buyer role.


Executes Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) with cost reduction activities, analyzing quotations, and making supplier selection based on criteria such as quality, cost, process capability, lead time and supplier stability. Participates in implementation of resourcing activities and make versus buy decisions. Collects cost data and prepares limited supplier cost/industry analyses. Supports the Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost effective manner. Develops and executes inventory plans to achieve inventory/asset management and material flow goals; resolves shipping, receiving, invoicing and payment problems to ensure prompt and accurate payments to suppliers. Drives continuous improvement in terms of performance and lowest total cost with the Supply Base utilizing Achieving Excellence process and criteria. Defines, resolves, and provides permanent solutions to supplier performance issues with the assistance of other functional representatives such as quality, product engineering, etc., while managing the day-to-day supplier relationship issues, thereby assuring proper communication occurs. Expedites parts as necessary.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required, preferably in Business or Supply Management
  • 3+ years of supply management or purchasing experience (supply management/purchasing experience is REQUIRED)
  • SAP experience and a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office are required
  • Prior experience in New Product Development Preferred, not mandatory
  • Excellent facilitation skills, lead design, manufacturing, supplier through concept meetings 
  • Ability to work in ambiguous environment
  • Data analysis 

Role and responsibilities:
-Team member working in the collaboration with Design, Quality, Manufacturing 
- Co-located with Full Tree design team
- Facilitate/lead early supplier integration
- Drive cross functional alignment around target cost, tooling, lead time, scope, timeline
- Leverage supplier expertise throughout design process – DFM
- Align “work” around C&F Strategic Sourcing strategies Additional work opportunities/projects
- Develop EPDP Phase Two Exit Review template
- Quote analysis
- Supply Base Analysis

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact a Volt representative by applying to this posting online for immediate consideration. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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