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Purchasing and Supply Continuity Specialist

Location: Columbus
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:


  • Independently procured inventory, supplies, and capital goods and arranges timely deliveries.
  • Analyzes complex purchasing initiatives and processes in support of the delivery of cost effective and high quality goods and services.
  • Prepares and presents to senior purchasing/sourcing leadership recommendations of improvement opportunities and alternative courses of action.
  • Evaluates consistent application of sourcing procedures and processes.
  • Supports purchasing/sourcing management in activities such as vendor management, industry and market analysis, process analysis, and model building.
  • Leads analysis projects/initiatives providing coaching to less experienced analysts.
  • Develop effective relationships with vendors and suppliers favorable for company business.
  • May manage capacity, delivery and issue resolution projects.
  • Responsible for our most challenging supplier corrective action situations including containment, fault tree analysis / identification of assignable cause, root cause analysis, permanent corrective actions, and overall effectiveness of the problem-solving process.
  • Collaborates with and leads suppliers to understand and meet all product requirements including compliance with the Supplier Handbook.
  • Leads the measurement of supplier delivery performance according to established procedures and is responsible to drive appropriate improvements to meet established targets.
  • Utilizes product functional and manufacturing technology knowledge in the execution of their role with suppliers, and represents their assigned suppliers technical processes and capabilities in internal technical discussions such as Drawing Quality Reviews, manufacturability reviews, etc.
  • Identifies, tracks, and works with others to resolve project issues.
  • Monitors and communicates project status to the project team.
  • Manages project risk; uses quality tools to identify areas of risk; works with others on the team and outside the team to identify alternatives or solutions.
  • Documents and shares team learnings with other teams; draws on other project team experiences to enhance the success of the project.
  • Maintains project notes, databases, and other records; monitors measures and communicates with Project Sponsor and other stakeholders on status of specific projects and assignments.


    • A College, university, or equivalent degree in supply chain management, engineering, SQIE or a related subject required.
    • Desired: Including team leadership experience.


      • Manager is seeking a hire that is quick to learn and is able to work effectively and efficiently on their own once trained.
      • Looking for someone not afraid to jump in and run with things.
      • Exercises moderate independent judgment with direction from supervisor.
      • Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, negotiation skills and interpersonal skills.
      • Knowledge of supply chain management.
      • Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, power point.

Keywords: CYNET SYSTEMS, Bloomington , Purchasing and Supply Continuity Specialist, Other , Columbus, Indiana

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