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Gates Corporation Procurement Engineer in Rochester Hills, Michigan

section divdiv/div /div divdivdivAre you inspired by challenging the status quo? Do you thrive in collaborative environments that drive results? If so, Gates could be for you./divdiv/divdivGates is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. We push the boundaries of material science to engineer solutions that continually exceed customer expectations./divdiv/divdivLet's simplify it* think belts and hoses. Found in motorcycles, conveyor belts, cars, tractors, blenders, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, 3D printers just to name a few. Because why not do it all?/divdiv/divdivWHAT TO EXPECT/divdivbr/divdivAs an innovation leader, we look for ambitious, forward thinking, open-minded and well-rounded individuals to join our global team. Located in our Rochester Hills office, you will be responsible for developing a technology procurement strategy and determining what technologies are need from the supply base for the product line. /divdivbr/divulliYou'll be working to identify specific companies that can provide these technologies and develop a technical orientated business relationship with selected suppliers. /liliThis is an exciting opportunity for you because you willwrite Statement of Works and requirements for both development partners and component suppliers./liliYou'll provide technical follow up with suppliers on specific components and projects./liliThis role will report to the Director, Global Technical and Product Line Management - Water Pumps./liliIn this role you willwork with the Global Director of the product line and senior members of global procurement to develop sourcing strategies and select suppliers./liliYou will have face-to-face contact and plant visits with key suppliers and will internally workwith product development and design to understand the needs and requirements of outsourced components./liliThis position will have the key person and leader in the area of procurement for the electric water pump product line globally where you will play a key role in determining the long-term success of the product line./li/uldiv/divdivQuality Related Functions and Responsibilities:Adhere to ISO TS 16949, ISO 14001, HSE policy, VDA 6, GBLP/s, GPS, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma and any other industry standards in all activities./divdiv/divdivKey responsibilities (to name a few):/divdivbr/divulliProvides progress reports on a monthly basis. /liliFully responsible for developing and executing a technology procurement strategy. /liliHighlight key supplier issues with recommended corrective action recommendations to the Global Director for appropriate action. /liliDevelop and maintain business relationships with key suppliers. Negotiate development and long-term supplier agreements./li/ul/div/div/sectionsection div div divABOUT YOU/divdivbr/divulli5+ years of experience in area of supply base development or purchasing is preferred/liliUniversity degree in engineering preferably with a minor in business /liliAbility to travel up to 25% dictated by business conditions but usually will involve supplier plant visits/liliMust be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship./li/uldiv/divdivBENEFITS/divdivbr/divulliFull-Time/