Every company has a history. We have legacy and have been building it since 1983. Here at Ilmor, we pride ourselves in delivering the best high-performance engines to all of our clients, providing them with design, development, testing, manufacturing, and conquering racetracks of IndyCar, ARCA, NASCAR, SRX and more.
When we say we deliver the best, we deliver results. We’ll let our resume speak for itself : 21 Indianapolis 500 Wins, 335+ IndyCar Wins, 20 IndyCar Drivers Championships, and 22 IndyCar Manufacturers Championships all in under 40 years.
And we’re just getting started. We’re hungry for victory, we have a thirst that can only be quenched by the taste of podium champagne, and we have an obsession with being the best.
The real question is do you? Don’t just create history, create legacy.
Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, you will be actively involved in recommendations to Senior Management, and in decision making on projects or programs.
With responsibilities including supplier identification, selection & performance, in this role you will join a team of operations professionals who are committed to ensuring every engine we build for the water and race track performs with Ilmor-standard perfection.
Key Areas of Responsibility
40% MRP Utilization
Order parts in line with MRP and discrete demands.
Monitor usage and takes actions to prevent shortfalls, by use of safety stocks, order coverage and changes.
Create and maintain purchasing documents, quotes and vendor records.
Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems to increase efficiency, customer services and to reduce cost.
40% Supply Chain Support
Identify and recommend suppliers by researching potential suppliers and the products, processes and services they provide.
Maintains good supplier relationships and develop new potential suppliers through on-site visits
Evaluates supplier capability, process methods, process stability, quality procedures, delivery performance and other key business criteria.
Evaluate bid proposals and negotiates supplier agreements that require improvements in suppliers’ cost, delivery, quality, part lead time, payment cycles, and technology and risk mitigation.
Negotiate and settle damage claims, rejections, losses, return of material, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes with suppliers.
Achieve annual cost reduction objectives.
20% Internal Support
Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends.
Support our Field Service and Engineering teams by providing timely information
Work closely with our Engineering and Operations teams to prepares bid packages (RFQs) for quote.
Interfaces with all departments and resolves problems and issues with regard to purchased items including resolve discrepancies in billing and supplier invoices when required.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor s Degree in Supply Chain Management
Understanding of automotive engine components
3 years experience in purchasing catalog, machine parts, castings, fabrications and raw material.
Business system experience : working in an MRP environment essential
Demonstrated understanding of the impact of supply chain decisions on manufacturing processes
Experience and understanding Quality systems, such as APQP, PPAP, FMEA a plus.
Certification in Purchasing Management, CIPS or APICS is desired.
An ability to read and interpret technical prints, data and work with engineering on design changes and written deviations.
This is an on-site position at our Plymouth, MI main facility, located near Sheldon & M14.
Physical Requirements / Work Environment :
Travel, estimated 15%
The employee must frequently lift and / or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand. The employee is frequently required to use their hands and fingers to handle, feel objects, use tools or controls and climb or balance.
The employee is occasionally required to walk, reach with hands and arms, kneel crouch, crawl and talk or hear.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electric shock and explosives.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. However, some instances of this job may require work in areas where ear protection is necessary, such as on supplier calls, or visiting our manufacturing center.
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