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Position TitleExternal Supplier Planner
 
LocationYoungwood, PA
 
SummaryPRIMARY FUNCTIONS:
Serve as primary interface with external finished semiconductor element and finished goods suppliers to ensure external sources fully understand, and can execute to, Powerex technical and delivery requirements. Understand Powerex demand for externally-supplied finished products and semiconductor elements, communicate these demands to external suppliers, and track execution of product delivery to Powerex. Keep Powerex leadership informed of external supplier delivery performance. Identify and escalate problems. Coordinate with functional areas such as Purchasing, Operations, Engineering, Quality, and IT to provide necessary Powerex inputs to external suppliers (e.g., wafers, materials, technical data, etc.)

This position reports to the Vice President, Value Added Products.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT: Computer, office supplies.
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MATERIAL: As needed.
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DIRECTION OF OTHERS: This position does not entail supervision of others; however, the person occupying this position will develop and provide direction and guidance to others regarding planning, execution and support of external manufacturing operations.
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WORKING PROCEDURES:
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE USUAL MAJOR JOB DUTIES, BUT THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT PRECLUDE THE PERFORMANCE OF OTHER DUTIES BY THE INCUMBENT AS REQUESTED BY THE INCUMBENT’S SUPERVISOR OR SENIOR MANAGEMENT.
1. Perform all duties in a safe manner in keeping with company policies and procedures.
2. Understand Powerex near-, mid- and long-term demand for externally-manufactured finished goods and semiconductor elements. Communicate this demand to external suppliers.
3. Set-up and conduct weekly conference calls with external suppliers to review execution.
4. Coordinate with all functional areas within Powerex to ensure necessary material and information is provided to external suppliers in time to support required delivery dates.
5. Create, and keep updated, accurate delivery schedules. Anticipate and identify real and potential schedule risks and problems, keep senior leadership apprised, and make recommendations to recover or improve.
6. Keep detailed track and accountability of all orders and material inventory in the pipeline between Powerex and external suppliers.
7. Provide periodic (at least weekly) summary reports of external supplier delivery performance to senior leadership.
8. Coordinate with all involved functional areas to effectively and efficiently receive, process and ship product received from external suppliers.
9. Identify and escalate problems, risks and opportunities to senior leaders and functional area managers.
10. Participate in DMAIC-based corrective or improvement action teams.
11. Work with IT, engineers and other technical employees to define, develop and implement effective information tools to improve productivity and accuracy of external supplier management.
12. Own and execute specific discrete projects tied to external supplier management.
13. Routinely communicate metrics, trends and other key indicators to leadership.

PREREQUISITES:
Required: AS degree in relevant field (e.g., accounting, business, technical, etc.)
Desired: BS degree in relevant field.
Proficient in applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Comfortable with, and able to learn, necessary enterprise resource planning functions.
Must be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.
Must have (or obtain) a current US Passport and be able to travel domestically or overseas to work directly with suppliers (travel approximately 10%).
 
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