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Procurement Manager - Automation

Do you have a strong background in Purchasing? Looking for your next career move? Take a look at our remote Procurement Manager role today!  


About the Role 


How you will contribute


  • Purchase automated solutions for sortation, robotics, storage, autonomous mobile robots, AGVs, warehouse integration, packaging, process equipment and other categories of items as assigned, ensuring lowest total cost of acquisition is achieved for North America operations.  Maintain timely and accurate knowledge of assigned categories and maintain accurate up-to-date cost records and analysis of trends.

  • Develop contract documents and lead RFP/RFQ/RFI process to qualify, evaluate, negotiate, select vendor(s), complete contracts and issue Purchase Orders.  Perform internal reviews with key stakeholders to ensure the scope, system function, KPIs, service levels, contract language, acceptance criteria, cost and solution is fit for the purposes intended.

  • Manage and develop automation contract checklists and templates by incorporating lessons learned or best practices. Generate and maintain accurate records according to established procedures for quotes, cost estimates, items, tooling, purchase orders, supplier performance, and category spend analysis.

  • Provide automation solution pricing including Capex and operational costs based on engineering requirements to support the Business Development bid process.

  • Provide project launch and contract management support to ensure that all contract milestones and deliverables are successfully completed on time and in budget.

  • Implement automation category strategies where applicable, cost reductions strategies, participate and lead cross functional teams as appropriate, provide a comprehensive review of:  technologies, supply base, cost drivers, market trends, supplier rationalization plans, supply positioning, sourcing strategies, and strategic actions.  Identify opportunity areas (e.g. standardization, supplier consolidation, new technologies, etc.), communicate potential opportunities internally and initiate activities to assemble appropriate resources to pursue opportunity areas.

  • Deliver annual cost savings as specified in Business Plan and Objectives (Capex, EBITDA, and cost avoidance).

  • Perform reviews of strategic agreements to ensure suppliers are meeting contract obligations.  This will include assessing the support model (service levels, KPIs, help desk, preventative maintenance), periodic supplier performance reviews, supplier development plans, and resolve any invoice discrepancies.  Maintain, re-evaluate, develop robust risk management system to promote appropriate competition and ensure supply continuity.

  • Knowledge of contract law to create, analyze, and validate contracts and communicate appropriately with Legal Department for full approval.

  • Conform to the processes and requirements of the quality management system.

  • Achieve effectiveness of the quality management system by following the Quality Policy and meeting company objectives.


Your Key Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree required and relevant experience in purchasing.

  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of automated material handling systems.

  • 5+ years related purchasing experience with sourcing complex technology solutions

  • Certified or actively seeking certification in National Purchasing Management Association or similar.

  • Ability to interact with personnel at all levels internally and externally.

  • Proficiency on computers, using Microsoft Office products, and SAP.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills - written and oral to deal with a wide range of customers-both internal and external.

  • Ability to travel 25%.


At syncreon we are fully committed to the health and safety of our employees. We have full prevention and mitigation processes in place, including cleaning and sanitization practices, as well as screenings, masks and social distancing. syncreon complies with national, state and local orders.


syncreon offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally; stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package.


About syncreon
syncreon delivers tailored, progressive and scalable solutions to premier global automotive and technology brands, such as Jaguar Land Rover, Harley Davidson, BMW, Dell, Xerox and Canon. We supply 3PL and 4PL solutions that adapt as quickly as industry and the marketplace evolve. For over 60 years syncreon has provided unique and innovative expertise in providing highly integrated, warehousing management, inbound to manufacturing, reverse and repair, export packing, aftermarket services, fulfillment services and transport. Today we have 14,000+ employees working in 100+ locations worldwide who enjoy our supportive culture, dedication to work-life balance, people development and superb career opportunities. For more information, visit www.syncreon.com.


Candidates chosen to move forward within the Recruitment Process may be required to undergo an assessment and/or submit further background information. Any offers of employment may be conditional on completion of required checks and provision of relevant documentation, in accordance with the applicable local legislation.



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