Buyer- Indirect Strategic
Company: MTS Systems
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 6, 2021
A thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth.
Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for
a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your
creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and
make a positive impact on people's lives. It is a place where you
can learn, innovate and grow professionally.
Transforming what's possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind
turbines and space-age materials - this is work we dream about as
kids. At MTS, it's a rewarding career path for talented individuals
who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving
complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world,
many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.
By joining MTS, you'll have access to the latest tools and
technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are
passionate about their work. You'll discover a dynamic culture of
continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers
numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And
because we are a global company, your work may also include world
Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential
To act as an authorized agent of the company and manage one or
more of the Indirect Categories which may include, but not limited
to Facilities, MRO, Utilities, CAPEX, Marketing, Professional
Services, IT, HR, Travel, and Fleet.
Major Areas of Accountability:
- Support the development and implementation of sourcing
strategies, negotiate pricing and supply agreements for assigned
commodities and services.
- Initiate and find opportunities of cost savings to support
departmental and company goals at every point of intake. Document
all cost savings from various sources.
- Consult and partner with stakeholders about their needs and
desired purchases and assist in locating and identifying items and
services being sought. Must act as an internal advisor, influencing
functional decision makers and budget holders about their spend.
Lead and facilitate the strategic source selection and approval
process for indirect spend.
- Execute purchase orders to meet company demand for materials
and services, which are sometimes complex in nature. Ensure all
requirements, pricing, terms and conditions, and expectations are
clearly documented, and manage exception messages by expediting,
delaying, or canceling orders as required.
- Support internal customers by providing information on
purchasing processes, products, and suppliers. Mitigate problems by
understanding customer requirements and anticipating issues that
provide value in resolving supplier and purchasing related
- Administer bid processes, including preparation of RFIs, RFPs,
RFQs, and supplier onboarding packages, to ensure product and
service requirements are documented. Evaluate suppliers' proposal
for price, requirements, terms and conditions, risk and performance
- Negotiate with suppliers by developing negotiation strategies
based upon the proposal analysis to include price/cost factors,
terms and conditions, and technical issues and documents and
maintains contractual agreements.
- Provide feedback to support strategic sourcing, including
assessments of the current situation (e.g., internal direction,
suppliers, pricing trends) and identify future purchase strategies
and actions to proactively reduce total costs and optimize
- Manage expiring supplier contracts within assigned categories.
Includes but not limited to spend data analysis, contract
compliance, and recommendations of renewals or termination. Support
Category Sourcing Leader in negotiating sourcing contracts within
- Concentrate efforts on value added activities such as lowering
total cost of ownership, driving cost savings, improving quality
and delivery metrics.
- Other accountabilities as assigned.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of purchasing experience within a
manufacturing environment; or in lieu of bachelor's degree, 8 years
of continued advancement in a manufacturing, technical, or business
environment, plus three years of technical purchasing experience.
Total experience of at least 11 years without a bachelor's
MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual
orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age,
marital status or veteran status.
Posting Notes: Manufacturing/Operations/Quality | | |
Keywords: MTS Systems, Eden Prairie , Buyer- Indirect Strategic, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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