Buyer/ Planner

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Posted: 01/12/2021 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 82758

Job Description

  • Planning and purchasing to include:
    • Active communication with suppliers and HPD management to ensure:
      • Open and efficient lines of communication
      • Address and coordinate any Quality Issues; both internally and with the supplier
      • Provide feedback to management for any key delivery delays in critical part orders
      • Participate in key HPD meetings related to engine initiatives, quality, and build scheduling
    • Plan and Purchase for Assembly Builds and Common engine Consumable parts
      • Includes Development Engine build needs
      • Consumable monitoring and purchase
      • Tracked Mileage Part monitoring and purchase
      • Create Production Requests (RP’s) and Subcontract Worksheets for part value add processing
      • Weekly Bill of Material review
      • Monitoring Parts Cart stock and ensuring adequate stock is on-hand to support Assembly needs
    • Mileage Part Tracking and Re-orders
      • Ensure sufficient stock for Indy engine builds
    • Major component forecasting analysis to management and suppliers for:
      • Provide annual forecasts for Blocks, Heads, Camshafts, Crankshafts, Valve Springs, Pistons, Rings, Injectors, etc.
    • Day-to-Day coordination with the Assembly Shop to monitor:
      • Part usage
      • Any part quality issues
    • Create process/procedures for major component purchases:
      • Blocks
      • Heads
      • Crankshafts
      • Camshafts

Job Requirements

Requirements for the position are Bachelor's degree in engineering with 3+ years direct experience in purchasing/procurement and material planning. Strong negotiation skills; knowledge of supplier management and procurement process in developing contracts/agreements; must have the ability to develop purchasing strategies with respect to QCD (Quality, Cost and on time delivery). Must have automotive parts, and prototyping  experience. Racing and manufacturing experience is preferred. APICS (CPIM) certification desirable. Navision software experience preferred.
Ideal candidate possess the ability to analyze and understand engine/chassis parts drawing and specifications; cost details/breakdown, price, material, labor, infrastructure. Must be familiar with MRP Logic, parts planning parameters and have strong computer skills in MS office. 
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