Supply Management Specialist I in Ottumwa, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/19/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Ottumwa, IA
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    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 a Supply Management Specialist.  This is a contingent position forecasted for 1 Year in Ottumwa, IA at John Deere.


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.


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.

Specific Position Requirements:

  • Understanding of Order Fulfillment Process
  • Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution
  • Experience in SAP, PLPDP (part level product delivery processes), cProjects, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • 1st Shift, 40 hours per week, no OT anticipated
  • Degree in a Business/Management, Degree in an Engineering/Technology, Degree in a Supply Management discipline or equivalent experience, or Degree in an Accounting/Finance
  • Executes supply management Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) responsibilities with relation to baling and mowing product lines
  • Participates on operational support teams dealing with supplied component issues and permanent corrective action
  • Issues may include but are not limited to: delivery non-conformances, quality non-conformances, MCT improvements, containerization improvements, logistical improvements, and service part availability
  • Assists commodity team specialists in documenting supply base performance, communicating changes to manufacturing teams, and escalating recurring and/or major and critical line issues
  • Maintains an ongoing relationship with assigned suppliers to monitor and improve supplier performance; measures the performance of the supplier and defines corrective actions; obtains assistance from other functional representatives as appropriate; may negotiate with suppliers in order to resolve short-term performance problems
  • Serves as backup as a communication point of contact between the manufacturing line and central planning.

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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