Supply Management Specialist III in Fuquay Varina, NC at Volt

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

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Job Description

Volt has been a leader in the Staffing Industry for 60 years and currently has more than 100 branches nationwide to serve both our clients' and candidates' needs. We connect office professionals with leading employers in the area. Whether you are looking for a contract/temporary position or a direct hire, we are here to serve you. Find out more about us by visiting

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Leads and/or supports a Strategic Sourcing team with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies, meeting Enterprise Product Delivery Process and Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process requirements/goals on product cost, schedule and quality for the enterprise/region/division/unit.
  • In the Enterprise Product Delivery Process, plays a key role in integrating suppliers early in the process to optimize design and cost.
  • Builds and develops a supply base for procuring complex and strategic materials, products, supplies and services.
  • Coordinates and leads efforts to address chronic supplier performance issues.


  • Ensures or manages the development and implementation of enterprise/divisional strategies, defining and integrating supply chains that support Enterprise Product Delivery Process(EPDP) and Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process (EOFP) and significantly impact enterprise financial and operational objectives.
  • Develops, builds and 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 such as quality, product engineering, etc. as appropriate.
  • Leads and/or supports the 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. Collects cost data and prepares supplier cost/industry analyses.
  • Utilizes and develops continuous improvement in terms of performance and lowest total cost with the supply base utilizing the Achieving Excellence process/criteria and other appropriate supply management tools.
  • Works with engineers and suppliers on product specification, making recommendations to ensure a quality product at the lowest total cost and meeting cost targets; supports the Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Leads target costing and cost management support for Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) cost goals, focusing on Shareholder Value Added; develops and implements communication plans to key stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • Develops, implements and improves Supply Management processes to support the Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process and Enterprise Product Delivery Process. Provides work direction and/or coaching as necessary to less experienced supply management personnel; ensures completion of administrative support to the Human Resource processes.

Specific Position Requirements:

  • Supply Management/Purchasing experience (5+ years).
  • Experience with one or more of the following commodities: Hydraulics, castings, and/or hardware.
  • Experience with SAP, Strong negotiations skills. 
  • Ability to read and understand engineering prints.
  • Ability to analyze numeric or financial information (understand quotes).
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build and maintain relationship with suppliers and peers.

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience with new product development. 
  • Project Management experience (4-7 years) - medium to large projects.
  • Technical background (engineering/quality). 
  • Cross functional (experience working with engineering, quality, finance, etc.)