Purchasing Oracle Superuser | KV - Knape & Vogt

Purchasing Oracle Superuser

Coordinate strategic sourcing initiatives in Southeast Asia considering all business drivers and their impact on operations, customers, and competitors; define launch plan and ensure supplier readiness for new product introduction and re-sourcing initiatives; establish strategic relationships with key Asian suppliers; evaluate total supply chain costs to identify opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership; assist Director in strategic sourcing process in Asia, including organizing supplier appreciation events, onsite supplier audits, market assessments, RFP, and bid strategy development; conduct negotiations and contract development for goods and services; identify critical product needs and develop new supply chain designs for lowest total cost of ownership; ensure proper ERP system set-up and resolve all issues within the database to ensure proper demand/supply flow; communicate issues and participate in various projects related to the company’s Oracle ERP system; perform Oracle system administrative tasks related to purchase documents and ensure purchase documents are properly managed in Oracle; interface between Oracle team and Purchasing staff for issue resolution and reporting requests; participate in cross-functional regression testing for Oracle upgrades and patches; and ensure purchases are routed through Oracle properly.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or closely related field and a minimum 2 years’ experience as a Purchasing Analyst, Buyer, Purchasing Specialist or closely related occupation. Position also requires 2 years’ experience as a Superuser or business analyst using the Oracle ERP system and 2 years’ experience in sourcing and commodity management. Must be fluent in Mandarin Chinese in speaking and reading/writing skills to negotiate business agreements and review contracts. Approximately 10-20% travel is required to various unanticipated locations. Pre-employment processing requires passing background checks and drug tests. Position is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Send resume with cover letter to Attn: Bonni Nowak, Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company, 2700 Oak Industrial Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.