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Strategic Sourcing Analyst

Company: Plasser American Corp
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Some see the railway as transportation, while at Plasser American we see it as transformation. The story of how steel tracks turned the American promise into American progress and forged a trusted pathway to the possibilities of the future. It's a story that continues today, an American legacy unfolding mile by mile. There is a lot riding on those tracks and we know that support, quality and know-how are all important aspects in staying on track. That's why the Plasser American tradition begins with a promise. A promise to do things right. An unapologetic commitment to quality that makes us the longtime trusted leader in cutting edge American made innovations for the North American railway. It's a promise to see things differently to turn ordinary steel into safer passages. To be a partner that you can count on to engineer solutions for the challenges of today and for the opportunities of tomorrow. From research and design, expert manufacturing and delivering unapparelled services, our customers trust us to keep them ahead of the curve. Progress is about more than getting from Point A to Point B. It's knowing you have a trusted foundation to move you forward toward new possibilities waiting around the corner. Join Plasser American to become part of our team forging ahead towards new opportunities in railway maintenance. The railway is a path to the future, choose this path and apply today.Strategic Sourcing Analyst - Chesapeake VAWe are seeking an entrepreneurial Strategic Sourcing Analyst professional to join our high caliber team.This is an exciting opportunity to be part of team that embraces change. Who we areHeadquartered in Europe, we are the world's leading manufacturer of highly engineered specialty rail equipment.Our US headquarters in Norfolk VA, with over 350 associates, which is shortly to undergo a $54 million expansion.We design and manufacturer complex mobile rail equipment supporting the nations critical rail infrastructure.We also operate our own contracting fleet supporting civil construction companies, class 1 and short line railroads. OverviewDevelopment of Sourcing Plan - Work to understand the industry landscape, competitive landscape, and supplier options for the product categories assigned. Proactively analyze spend data to determine new areas of opportunity. Sourcing Strategy and Contract Management - Leverage sourcing plan to guide project plan. Collaborate with business partners to understand upcoming business requirements including cost, service and quality specifications, encouraging product standardization wherever possible.Supplier Relationship Management - Manage supplier relationship of key suppliers assigned to evaluate cost, quality and serviceability as well as issue resolution.Value Analysis Support - Assists Supply Chain Value Analysis staff with financial evaluations of opportunities. Develops product request form. Provides financial analysis for various products options. Provides alternative suppliers for desired product. Reporting:Strategic Sourcing Analyst reports directly to the Supply Chain Manager.Partners with the Purchasing Manager.Supports Business Unit Leaders in Equipment, Contracting, Technology, Parts and Service. Primary Responsibilities: Data Collection- Collects technical specifications and commercial specifications, including buyer info, bid item, volume, supplier management, pricing.Supplier Research and Outreach- Informs current suppliers about upcoming bids (e.g., e-mail letter and / or direct contact). Starts supplier outreach (both current and new suppliers); submits list of potentially interested new suppliers and RFI for approval; manages the signoff list of potential suppliers for participation and RFI; Sends RFI request to targeted suppliers. Review Supplier Scorecards.RFQ Development and Publication- Sends 1st RFQ Draft and Lot Structure to team for feedback on RFQ Draft; Finalizes RFQ (RFQ document, Cost Breakdown document, Lot, Bid Parameters, etc.); Manages the signoff process and publishes.Spend Reporting- Generates detailed spend reports by sourcing category to be published to senior leadership.General Market Analysis- Provides monthly/weekly input cost market reports pertaining to specific category.Operates with a sense of urgency, a natural pro-active entrepreneurial leadership style.Strong organization and planning skills needed for managing multiple projects with deadlines at several suppliers/commodities.Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time. Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree and 3-5 years' experience Strategic Sourcing/procurement and/or contract processing experience strongly preferred (as buyer, value analysis, budgeting, sales in manufacturing and/or equipment)Some medium / heavy industrial manufacturing experience in addition to previous railroad experience, helpful.Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.Proven problem solving and decision making skills, analytical and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated experience with MRP (AS400) and Microsoft Office Suite, emphasis on Excel. Access a plus.Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment Licensing and Certifications: Purchasing Certifications helpful: CIPS, CPSM, CSCP, and CSCM. Working conditions and/or physical requirements:Work will be conducted in and around industrial manufacturing facilities and railroads.Some travel required throughout US, Canada and Mexico, up to 10%. About Plasser American: As part of the Plasser family brand, which is the largest Maintenance of Way equipment provider in the world, PAC is a rapidly growing provider of railway equipment in North America. Continuing for the next few years, PAC will continue to make significant investments in the North American Market including a new office building and a substantial addition to our manufacturing facility. PAC is making the needed investments to continue its growth trajectory for many years to come. The next several years will be an exciting time of transformation. We look to the future to enhance our team and achieve our goals. PI177299441

Keywords: Plasser American Corp, Chesapeake , Strategic Sourcing Analyst, Professions , Chesapeake, Virginia

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