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VIVA USA Inc Supply Management Specialist in Waterloo, Iowa

Req Ref No: JNIASM980 Location: Waterloo , IA Duration: 12 months



Provides entry level sourcing, Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP), Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process (EOFP) support to include development and execution/enforcement of strategies and contracts for commodities of lower value and less complexity. Assists with cost models, make vs. buy studies, spend analysis, invoice issue resolution and other data analyses. Works with Strategic Sourcing to address chronic supplier performance issues and/or validation of suppliers during early supplier selection process as part of Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP). Makes use of Achieving Excellence process to manage the supplier's performance. The work requires the exercise of discretion and independent judgment but is reviewed periodically or upon completion.


Executes Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) with cost reduction activities, analyzing quotations, and making supplier selection based on criteria such as quality, cost, process capability, lead time and supplier stability. Participates in implementation of resourcing activities and make versus buy decisions. Collects cost data and prepares limited supplier cost/industry analyses. Supports the Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost effective manner. Develops and executes inventory plans to achieve inventory/asset management and material flow goals; resolves shipping, receiving, invoicing and payment problems to ensure prompt and accurate payments to suppliers. Drives continuous improvement in terms of performance and lowest total cost with the Supply Base utilizing Achieving Excellence process and criteria. Defines, resolves, and provides permanent solutions to supplier performance issues with the assistance of other functional representatives such as quality, product engineering, etc., while managing the day-to-day supplier relationship issues, thereby assuring proper communication occurs. Expedites parts as necessary.

Specific Position Requirements Position is for 1st shift (7:00 am to 3:30 pm) with limited overtime as needed. Duties:

• Communicate with strategic supply management specialists to understand the commodity sourcing strategies • Initiate Requests for Quotations, analyze quotes, and make sourcing selections • Clearly communicate requirements to suppliers, address supplier questions, and work with engineering and strategic supply management specialists to close open items with the suppliers • Work tasks to ensure PO's are created and communicated to the suppliers for the new production program builds • Complete Supplier Readiness Reviews in advance of new product program builds • Initiate part tracking and follow-up with suppliers to ensure parts are here by PO due dates • Analyze and close price and quantity blocks on PO's


• Prefer candidates with 4 year degree in any field • MS Office experience (especially Excel) is required • Strong communication skills • Strong attention to detail • Works internally across multiple teams

VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.