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Aston Carter Tactical Buyer in Ames, Iowa


Demand Management:

  • Correcting forecasting consumption errors

  • Ensure that capacity files are in place and of some recent S&OP cycle for High Impact suppliers

  • Collaboration with external suppliers regarding the stated and changed demands resulting from S&OP cycles

Engineering Change Management:

  • Responsible for managing implementation dates of engineering design changes

  • Communicate schedules and changes with all impacted organizational parities - External & Internal

  • Create implementation schedule with supplying source

Project Transition Management:

  • Responsible for the PMR elements impacting Supply Chain

  • Facilitates and manage the transition from current to future suppliers for internal and external resourcing projects

  • Establish Supply Chain material flows for Sauer-Danfoss manufacturing localization projects

Inventory Management:

  • Defining the CbP Model that is required for assigned suppliers

  • Creating and implementing all PFEP activities for assigned suppliers/components

  • Ensuring that SAP Parameters are defined to support the TROC Inventory Targets

  • Managing the flow of materials to ensure compliance to TROC Inventory Levels

Purchase Order Management:

  • Defining and Implementing Communication Media for assigned Suppliers

  • Managing Exception Reporting to ensure that the flow of materials are in line with required assembly schedule plans

  • ASN Implementation and Management

  • Releasing required production, engineering, project, and sample PO’s Resolving any receiving hold issues that arise at Danfoss receiving docks Delivery performance communication for assigned suppliers

Logistics and Route Management:

  • Responsible for TCO to ensure that the proper mode, lanes, and carriers are established for assigned suppliers

  • Utilizing the expedited freight process to minimizing the need for expedited freight movements

  • Invoice approval for freight invoices for assigned suppliers

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in parts/supplier management OR relevant fields (ex. Logistics, Supply Chain, Engineering)

  • Bachelor’s degree within Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration preferred

  • Must have experience with SAP or some related ERP system (ex. Oracle, JD Edwards)

  • Proficiency in MS Office (including MS Word & Excel)

    About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter is a distinguished global provider of recruitment and staffing services to companies requiring highly specialized business professionals. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aston Carter has an unrivaled commitment to delivering first class service to clients and business professionals across a variety of disciplines, including Accounting and Finance as well as Governance, Risk and Compliance. With more than 60 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, Aston Carter provides local, regional and global expertise to drive value and meet our customers' unique needs. Aston Carter is a division of Aerotek. Aerotek is an operating company of Allegis Group, a global talent solutions provider.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.