Supply Management Specialist I

November 19, 2020
Atlanta, GA
Job Type


Location:     East Moline, IL/ Remote

Job Category: Professional

Industry:  Heavy Equipment  

Duration:  12 Months 



Job Description:


  • Provides entry level sourcing, Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP), Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process (EOFP) support to include development and execution/enforcement of strategies and contracts for commodities of lower value and less complexity.
  • Assists with cost models, make vs. buy studies, spend analysis, invoice issue resolution and other data analyses.
  • Works with Strategic Sourcing to address chronic supplier performance issues and/or validation of suppliers during early supplier selection process as part of Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP).
  • Makes use of Achieving Excellence process to manage the supplier's performance.
  • The work requires the exercise of discretion and independent judgment but is reviewed periodically or upon completion.



  • Executes Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) with cost reduction activities, analyzing quotations, and making supplier selection based on criteria such as quality, cost, process capability, lead time and supplier stability.
  • Participates in implementation of resourcing activities and make versus buy decisions.
  • Collects cost data and prepares limited supplier cost/industry analyses.
  • Supports the Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Develops and executes inventory plans to achieve inventory/asset management and material flow goals; resolves shipping, receiving, invoicing and payment problems to ensure prompt and accurate payments to suppliers.
  • Drives continuous improvement in terms of performance and lowest total cost with the Supply Base utilizing Achieving Excellence process and criteria.
  • Defines, resolves, and provides permanent solutions to supplier performance issues with the assistance of other functional representatives such as quality, product engineering, etc., while managing the day-to-day supplier relationship issues, thereby assuring proper communication occurs.
  • Expedites parts as necessary.


The managers are ideally looking for recent graduates with a strong GPA and related degree


  • Source experimental parts- post RFQs and award spot buy requests
  • Maintain experimental supply base for assigned commodity - performance, capabilities
  • Monitor open deliveries and solicit shipment confirmation from supply base
  • Mitigate misalignment between inbound flow and outbound flow of experimental parts
  • Assist in build execution, including the order, sourcing, delivery, & shipment of assigned parts
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