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Strategic Sourcing Engineer

Company: Draper, Inc.
Location: Spiceland
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Draper, Inc., a family owned business, has an excellent development opportunity for a Buyer to fill our Strategic Sourcing Engineer position. Position Overview: We are currently seeking a Strategic Sourcing Engineer to support Purchasing and Engineering with sourcing decisions and analysis. In this position you will be responsible for evaluating suppliers, consolidate commodity groups to fewer suppliers, and evaluate in-sourcing versus out-sourcing projects. This position is also responsible for much of the data analysis for complex issues and metrics. This position will be responsible for all products that we purchase components for: gym equipment, window shades and projection screens. Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate current suppliers based on quality, cost and delivery and create approved supplier list
  • Reduce number of suppliers in each commodity group
  • Complete cost reviews of in-sourcing versus out-sourcing
  • Develop and source purchased components proposed by Design Engineers
  • Liaise between Engineering and Draper Quality through first article inspection process of new parts
  • Propose engineering changes to achieve cost reductions
  • Negotiate cost reductions with suppliers
  • Work closely with product managers to provide accurate cost information for product profitability models
  • Assist suppliers in developing proven quality methods and support suppliers in resolving quality issues
  • Create and implement documented first article inspection process
  • Improve the efficiency of Draper's supply chain to maximize profitability by negotiating contracts and improving processes in the Purchasing department Requirement qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Design or Mechanical Engineering or related field or equivalent work experience
    • High ability to effectively communicate with design engineers and read prints
    • Firm understanding of good quality practices and ability to communicate requirements to suppliers
    • Team-oriented attitude
    • Limited travel required as needed
    • Strong time-management and organizational skills
    • Ability to work independently and create strategies to propose Preferred qualifications:
      • Previous management experience
      • Experience with a multitude of small to medium size mechanical components
      • Experience with supplier development
      • Proven experience in sourcing processes Draper, Inc. is a family owned company dating back to 1902 with over 700 employees. Our diversified product line includes motorized and manual projection screens, gym equipment, motorized lifts, and motorized and manual shades. We are a leader in our markets resulting in a very positive future. Draper, Inc. offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD, vision, 401(k) with company match, profit sharing, and an on-site health clinic and wellness park. Most benefits are available as of date of hire. We are located about 35 miles east of 465 on 70 in Spiceland, Indiana. Draper, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Draper, Inc., Fishers , Strategic Sourcing Engineer, Engineering , Spiceland, Indiana

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