Supply Management Specialist II in Fargo, ND at Volt

Date Posted: 1/13/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Fargo, ND
  • Duration:
    4 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 an Supply Management Specialist!  This is a contingent position forecasted for 4 Weeks (Expected to be Extended) in Fargo, ND with our client John Deere.

Job Description:

Supports and may lead a commodity Strategic Sourcing team with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies for enterprise/region/division/unit. Builds and develops a supply base for procuring less complex and strategic materials, products, supplies and services. Responsible for quality, delivery, supplier performance and establishing appropriate material replenishment process. Coordinates and leads efforts to address chronic supplier performance issues and/or validation of suppliers during the early supplier selection process as part of Enterprise Product Delivery Process (PDP). Facilitates the quality planning activities with suppliers.


1. Supports ERP functions for the Supply Mgmt team by maintaining material & supplier master file data and related documentation in systems (JDES Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP); John Deere Supply Network (JDSN); Product Life Management (Agile)).
2. Supports the Supplier Quality functions by scheduling all Design Reviews with Deere and supplier personnel.
3. Assist Supply Mgmt with creating new & maintaining existing policies, procedures and work instructions for reports, activities, and projects.
4. Develop & implement process improvements to support global Supply Mgmt processes including software tools related to Supply Mgmt, John Deere Supplier Network and suppliers.
5. Assist and support Supply Management Specialists with special projects as identified.

Investigates availability of suppliers and materials in the marketplace; implements enterprise/division sourcing strategies and integrates suppliers in supporting the Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) and Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process (EOFP). Leads and/or participates on multi-functional teams responsible for make vs. buy decisions, resourcing activities, and developing and implementing sourcing strategies; supports The Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost effective manner. 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. Drives continuous improvement in terms of performance and lowest total cost with the supply base utilizing Achieving Excellence process/criteria and other appropriate supply management tools. 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. Leads continuous cost reduction/value improvement activity, focusing on Shareholder Value Added (SVA); develops and implements communication plans to key stakeholders. Supports negotiation of supply agreements with specific suppliers resulting in cost models, an implementation strategy and a documented agreement, ensuring the Company meets its overall goals for cost, quality, continuity of supply, etc.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Outlook
  • Must have good oral and written communication and time management skills
  • Position is staffed at NPI facility; core hours of work must be covered (9:00 am to 4:00 pm).

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.