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Manager Purchasing - Mechanical

Manager Purchasing - Mechanical

Manager Purchasing - Mechanical

Req. 5182 Operations at  400 Federal Street,  Andover, MA Posted:Aug 4, 2022


  • Prepare and maintain comprehensive commodity plans with a focus on inventory reduction; material cost reduction; technology roadmap; and best in class sources of supply. 
  • Negotiate contracts - pricing, supply agreements, amortizations
  • Identify new suppliers and technologies to integrate into the supply chain to support engineering requirements
  • Review Bills Of Materials and drawings to identify cost savings opportunities
  • Actively support cross-functional projects with procurement and supplier management strategies
  • Develop procurement and supplier management strategies for buyers to execute at the tactical level
  • Proactively assist in resolving major problem areas that arise at the tactical level.
  • Function as the organization's resident expert regarding the products, components, and materials.
  • Inform Operations Managements of commodity strategies and their impact on manufacturing.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS in Business, Operations, Supply Chain Management or an Engineering discipline
  • 10 + years of procurement or supplier management experience
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading a team of buyers.
  • Strong MRP execution experience
  • Experience in developing and executing KPI’s
  • Desire to work in a fast paced R & D/Engineering Environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Proven presentation skills and ability to work as a team player

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Vicor is an Equal Opportunity employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. 

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About Vicor

Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high performance modular power components, from bricks to semiconductor-centric solutions, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the wall plug to the point-of-load. Complementing an extensive portfolio of patented innovations in power conversion and power distribution with significant application development expertise, Vicor offers comprehensive product lines addressing a broad range of power conversion and management requirements across all power distribution architectures, including CPA, DPA, IBA, FPA and CBA.  Vicor focuses on solutions for performance-critical applications in the following markets: enterprise and high performance computing, telecommunications and network infrastructure, industrial equipment and automation, vehicles and transportation and aerospace and defense electronics. 

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