Purchasing Manager

  • Company: Panasonic Automotive Systems
  • Location: McAllen, Texas
  • Posted: February 23, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1700349
Manages, plans, coordinates, and directs the overall activities within the purchasing and materials area assigned toward the identified financial, quantity, and quality goals of the
Company. Assist with budget control under the direction of senior management.
  • Manages relative activities and projects either directly or through assigned staff.
  • Responsible for the development of and maintenance of an effective vendor selection program to be used to qualify vendors and ensure timely parts and materials delivery.
  • Reviews orders or schedules to ascertain product data such as models, quantities, specification of products, and schedule delivery dates and creates appropriate plan of response.
  • Manages the MPS process in conjunction with factory operations to ensure that appropriate quantities of materials are received.
  • Responds to production and quality reports to resolve applicable problems and prevent production loss due to late deliveries of materials.
  • Responsible for management of warehouse inventory to minimum efficient levels.
  • May revise or coordinate the revision of standard operational and working practices to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Provides support for quality activities as appropriate.
  • Responsible for assuring that the area(s) of responsibility meet the objectives of the business plan.
  • Informs senior management of progress and problems in area of responsibility.
  • Provides support for business proposal activity related to area of responsibility.
  • May assist in supervision of, counseling of, establishing performance standards and review for, and the discipline of employees.
  • Provides direction for the training and development of employees.
  • Maintains and improves employee morale.
  • Responsible for ISM management as part of the management of staff members, their work and workplace.
  • Responsible for the management of information security as part of the normal management of the business.
  • Must cooperate with the Company ISM professionals in implementing the information security policies within the Company, and ensures that information is handled in compliance with the Global ISM related regulations.
  • Interprets, enforces and complies with Company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Prepares reports, charts, graphs, and other statistical information.
  • Initiates, recommends, and/or provides solutions through designated channels.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Four-year college degree in management, business, education, operations, industrial or a related field and five (5) years related purchasing/supply chain experience or a minimum of seven (7) years related purchasing/supply chain experience required or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Some demonstrated leadership ability required.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the computer applications appropriate to the position and assignment.
  • Warehouse Inventory
  • Reports, Charts, Graphs
  • Computer Applications
  • Great Benefits + Company-matched 401K retirement savings
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Educational Assistance and Reimbursement Program
  • Relaxed dress code
  • Onsite Recreation Center & Café
  • Telecommuter and Work Mobility Program
  • PASATalks
  • Onsite Happy Hours!
At Panasonic, our technology and engineering expertise delivers innovation across diverse industries. It's all about the consumer experience and making sure that we find ways to enhance that experience, either through audio enhancements or through safety enhancements inside the vehicle.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) is an industry-leading global supplier to Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) for infotainment systems and advanced connected car solutions. Our clients include Ford, GM, Chrysler, Daimler, Fiat, Tesla, Honda, Toyota, Nissan and many others. In serving our customers, we don't just strive to put tomorrow's technology on the road – we pride ourselves on recruiting the brightest and best to do it.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Automotive Systems of America.

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