Operational Buyer
Atlas Copco
Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
hace 23 horas
source : JobLeads

Part of a team of Operational Buyers developing and sustaining a high performing direct material supply chain in line with Divisional and local procurement strategy.

You will be required to e stablish critical supplier relationships and deploy demand management and inbound fulfilment supply chain processes to support factory requirements.

It is critical to proactively drive continuous improvement of supplier performance including OTD, agility, lead time and inventory improvement programs.


  • Managing day to day running of a defined range of the direct material supply base $55M / 350 suppliers / 3000 item numbers
  • Supplier OTD & lead time improvement, agility and sustainability are key measures
  • Close working relationship with Category Buyers, factory management and manufacturing cells
  • Interaction skills are critical with internal and external stakeholders
  • Primary operational window person and factory representative for suppliers
  • Main Responsibilities

  • Develop high performing supply partners, aligned with category management and agreed supplier strategies
  • Cultivate culture of open, accurate communication and trust with suppliers
  • Define appropriate communication strategy to ensure timely, accurate information release and supplier feedback
  • Hold regular supplier meetings to review operational performance. Support scorecard process
  • Implement OTD-to-request-date measure for supply base, including data collection and monthly reporting.
  • Drive continuous improvement activities to achieve and sustain business OTD requirements
  • Minimise impact to factory caused by material shortages by identifying risks, root causes and mitigating
  • Micromanagement of critical shortage situations
  • Forecasting and order fulfilment processes

  • Optimise and deploy full suite of inbound supply chain processes including forecasts, PO release, overdues management and expediting
  • Good understanding of MRP systems. Ability to extract reports and manipulate data
  • Supplier agility and capacity management

  • Understand business demand cycle and impact to suppliers
  • Proactively identify supplier capacity constraints, thresholds and countermeasures
  • Ensure supplier agility plans in place to support business cycle, both ramp up and down
  • Buffer stocking and lead time reduction

  • Define and implement supplier buffer stocking agreements, including target setting / flexing, monitoring and exception management
  • Drive continuous lead time improvement and processes to support, goal being logistics lead time only
  • Manage buffer stocking process throughout product lifecycle, incorporating NPI and End of Life / obsolescence
  • Support procurement NPI and transition projects

  • Work with Category Management to manage supply chain transfers. Supporting part supply transition from non-preferred to preferred suppliers and integrating new suppliers where required
  • Work with NPI teams to productionise new parts and ensure supplier readiness to project requirements
  • About Edwards

    Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, exhaust management systems and related value-added services.

    Edwards solutions are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells.

  • They are also used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications;
  • steel and other metallurgy; pharmaceutical and chemical; and for scientific instruments in a wide range of R&D applications.

    Edwards has over 4,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment.

    Edwards has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America.

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