General Cable Industries

  • Sourcing Buyer

    Job Locations MX-COA
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/22/2018 10:23 AM)
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  • Overview

    The position will report the Materials Manager (?) Procurement Manager (?). The Quote Specialist will be responsible for coordinating and executing quoting activities for industrial and specialty wire harnesses. Will also maintain pricing in various systems and help execute cost savings strategies.You will operate in conjunction with Buyers and the Materials Manager. In this position you will work within guidelines and under general supervision and has no direct reports.


    • Execute bidding process for wire harness components in project-based environment
    • Review bills of material and create sourcing strategies
    • Obtain and record data in various systems including MS Excel, Access and internal software
    • Develop and maintain relationships with manufacturers and distributors
    • Support Procurement Specialist in administering cost savings strategies
    • Maintain current pricing, lead time and certification records
    • Collaborate with engineering team to create viable sourcing solutions
    • Manage and prioritize project workflows to fulfill business needs
    • Initiate purchase orders for assigned materials based on plant/corporate requirements


    • Project management and problem-solving skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Excellent analytical ability and able to identify key opportunities
    • Results driver on tasks with deadlines
    • High sense of urgency and good attention to detail
    • Proven experience in purchasing activities
    • Ability to multi-task and work with plant engineers, plant associates, engineering team and corporate Procurement
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain Management



    • Previous purchasing experience in an industrial process oriented manufacturing environment, preferably in the wire harness industry.
    • Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing experience is a plus


    Work Environment/Physical Demands:

    • Office environment at a production plant




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