Strategic Buyer in Whitehall, MI at Arconic

Date Posted: 6/20/2019

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Job Description

This opening is with Arconic Engines - a world leader in the investment casting superalloy, aluminum and titanium primarily for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine markets.  For more information on Arconic, visit us online at
The overall goal is to achieve the best total cost position for all external spend of the respective Business Unit plant, the lowest sourcing risks, best supplier performances and ensuring highest efficiency and effectiveness of the BU Plant Procurement team.
He/she ensures the optimal collaboration of BU Plant Procurement with BU Procurement Engineering as well as with Global Category Management and Regional Procurement to achieve best procurement results.
Major activities / Key challenges:
  • Reports to Business Unit Procurement Plant Lead.
  • Supports all relevant Plant Procurement Operations functions.
  • Works in close conjunction and alignment with Business Unit Procurement Engineers.
  • Executes on savings initiatives and initiates counter measures if necessary.
  • Performance areas: Cost Savings (SRT), Supplier performance, challenging of material & service specifications (demand management).
  • Communicates Supplier issues to Business Unit Procurement Operations Director and Category Management
  • Participates in supplier meetings jointly with Category Lead, Business Unit Procurement Engineer and/or Country Lead if relevant for the Plant.
  • Additional Plant Specific Activity.
  • Coordinates and oversees service and support of central transactions organization for plant location.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in one of the following: Business, Management, Supply Chain, Logistics, IT, Finance, Accounting, Data Science/Analytics, Marketing/Communications, Economics, Mathematics, or Engineering.
  • Minimum of 3 years' work experience in procurement, category management, or supply chain management.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA or Master's Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Manufacturing or plant procurement experience.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Experience with Oracle/ SAP/ other MRP systems.
  • Professional Certifications (CPM, APICS, P.E.).
  • Strong Collaboration Skills.
  • Innovative and analytical thinker.


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