GENTEX AT A GLANCE:
At Gentex Corporation, we’ve created an environment where great ideas and great people can thrive. Leveraging a history that spans over 125 years, Gentex is a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel operating in high performance environments. Join our multinational team of exceptional and dedicated employees around the world and work on challenging and rewarding projects, grow your skills, and advance your career all while making a positive difference in the lives of our customers. Together, you and Gentex can build a career that’s uniquely yours.
•Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field is preferred.
•Five to eight years of experience in a Senior Buyer role.
•Must have previous PCB assembly, Cable Harness, and electro-mechanical assembly purchasing experience and be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the technical requirements
•Five to eight years of experience in a High-Tech manufacturing environment required; electro/mechanical assembly preferred
ABOUT THE JOB!
Coordinates and leads activities involved with purchasing and planning of goods, services and commodities of strategic importance to multiple Gentex Corporation product lines working with a global supplier base. May also procure for production items such as raw materials, equipment, tools, fabricated parts, supplies and miscellaneous items for the entire organization. Gentex offers a robust benefit package- including, but not limited to, medical coverages, 401k, paid time off and excellent work schedules including a 9/80 work week.
KNOWLEDGE, SILLS AND ABILITIES:
•Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities within established deadlines
•Monitor and manage supplier performance through on time delivery and quality metrics
•Ability to work effectively both independently and within teams to accomplish company objectives
•Working knowledge of MRP and ERP principles and materials management
•Knowledge of continuous improvement processes and Lean concepts
•Highly effective project and time management skills
•Commitment to customer excellence with demonstrated ethics and integrity
•Ability to work and succeed in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment while demonstrating solid presentation, communication and team building skills
•Knowledge / understanding of Government contractor purchasing requirements, how to apply Federal Acquisition Requirements/Defense Federal Acquisition Requirements, and use of the Enterprise Resource Planning/Materials Requirement Planning systems
•Strong negotiation skills and ability to develop win-win solutions
•Excellent verbal and written communications skills
•Strong PC computer skills including Excel , Word and Power Point
•Open to occasional travel
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Manage and develop supply base to reduce number of suppliers and ensure high quality and low cost
•Work closely with Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) to evaluate supplier capabilities and reliability, perform on-site supplier risk assessments as needed; participate in supplier scorecard process
•Processes purchase requisitions, purchase orders, purchase order revisions, and requests for quotes to suppliers
•Manage and develop inventory reduction strategies that support site and enterprise objectives
•Able to evaluate bid responses, perform cost/price analysis, negotiate price, delivery schedules, and place purchase orders in accordance with division policies, procedures and government regulations.
•Optimize value-added inventory management techniques (e.g., Demand/Pull, VMI and Consignment)
•Drive cost savings initiatives through alternative sources and value add opportunities
•Leads supplier issue resolutions (lead time, drawing issues, etc.); work with Supply Chain / Program Manager, Supplier Quality, etc. to resolve supplier quality issues, identify sources for new products, and improve supplier performance; issue supplier corrective actions, and quality control instructions; and assess supplier responses to corrective action requests
•Primary assigned commodity will be PCB Assemblies, Cable Harness Assemblies, and other electrical components.
•Resolves invoice discrepancies with suppliers and Accounts Payable.
•Collaborate with Engineering, Manufacturing and Suppliers to execute Value Engineering (VE) opportunities
•Work within the Approved Supplier List and analyze trends to develop strategies for supplier management and optimization
•Issue requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements for electronic components, mechanical components and electro-mechanical components.
•Negotiate and manage long term pricing agreements on critical commodities.
•Execute/Generate CPSR-compliant purchase orders, based on approved requisitions, requests for proposals, bids and other similar and necessary documents related to the purchasing of commodities or major subcontract items
•Initiate and follow through on any supplier changes (Engineering Change Notices)
•Establish and maintain sound professional relationships with suppliers. Resolve issues (e.g. pricing, quality, timing, claims, contract disputes, etc.) associated with terms and conditions.
•Maintain current accurate records and files of all vendor agreements and related procurement records
Gentex’s Manchester facility is located in southern New Hampshire. Manchester is the largest convention, sports, entertainment, and arts & cultural destination in New Hampshire. There is so much to do, see and experience in Manchester including major concerts and ECHL Hockey, AA minor league baseball, live performances at the historic Palace Theatre or exhibits at our renowned museums. Located in the heart of New England, Manchester is also conveniently located within an hour’s drive of Boston, an hour from the Atlantic Ocean and less than two hours from New Hampshire’s scenic White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee and the many other well-known vacation destinations in Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts.
At Gentex, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Gentex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status or on the basis of disability. Gentex is an E-Verify Participant. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening is required. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Gentex, please call our Human Resources department at (570) 282-3550.
Why Work Here?Leveraging an over 125-year history of product development and manufacturing innovation, quality, and performance, Gentex Corporation is dedicated to improving personal protection and situational awareness for global defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel operating in high performance environments.
We have a 9/80 work week with every other Fridays off!