Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Purchasing Agent

Luminator Technology Group is a $200M global business with operations in the U.S.

(Luminator, Twin Vision), Germany (LAWO), Denmark (Focon Electronic Systems A/

) and Mobitec, Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Sweden, India (Mobitec), and China. LTG

is a leading manufacturer and integrator of LED-based display and lighting technology,

providing integrated LED-based systems to a wide range of customers in the bus,

rail and aircraft transportation segments. Our Luminator, Twin Vision, and Mobitec

products include destination signage, integrated communication systems designed for

passenger information, safety and entertainment, and architecturally customized interior

lighting. Additionally, we make exterior navigation lights and searchlights including

interior signage for aerospace.

Luminator is a Plano based manufacturing and engineering company.



The successful Purchasing Agent candidate must have development experience with in

the following areas:



· Assists in identifying, assessing, negotiating, awarding and managing suppliers

and procurement agreements. Assesses suppliers on a global landscape to

recommend best sourcing.

· Provides cost estimates for purchasing requests in a timely manner of goods and

services as it relates to the components or finished goods efficiently with accuracy and

quality to meet manufacturing and product management requirements..

· Communicates with suppliers, discussing quotes and price increases, negotiating

rates, and evaluating service and quality.

· Participates on cost reduction projects and conducts monthly cost reduction and

value analysis. Reviews quotes and recommends sourcing decisions to assist with and

ensure supplier selection aligns with cost reductions, quality improvements and delivery

requirements.

· Reviews purchase order acknowledgements and updates pricing and delivery

dates in ERP system. Provides quantities required during parts shortages to ensure

sourcing needs are addressed.

· Conducts purchasing activities aligned with the supply chain philosophy and

strategy, executing and supporting sourcing projects through selected and approved

suppliers.

· Recognizes, understands and addresses sourcing problems in a proactive

manner. Meets with suppliers to understand and resolve issues in a timely manner,

reducing impact on operations and sourcing needs.

· Familiarity with supplier input requirements (3D models, Artworks, Drill files,

Assembly drawings. Etc.) per the applicable commodity.

· Knowledge and understanding of basic procurement law and ensure that

organizational procurement policies and procedures are followed.

· Working knowledge of industry standards and requirements.

The successful candidate must have the following skills:



· Must be able to handle fast paced environment and manage multiple projects and

suppliers simultaneously without affecting work quality or attention to detail.

· Proficient computer skills required, including prior work experience with ERP

systems.

· The ability to deal professionally in all situations (vendor, customer, team,

department, and company) with a positive, helpful attitude

· Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

· Excellent verbal and written communication (this includes the ability to interpret

information, identify and restate needs, present solutions, and provide information pro-
actively)



The successful candidate must have the following education and related experience:



· Requirements for this position are a minimum of 5 years purchasing experience.

· A Bachelors Degree is Preferred.

· CPIM or CPM certification is encouraged.

· Familiar with lean manufacturing, JIT, MRP and Kan-Ban is desired.



Luminator Technology Group is a $200M global business with operations in the U.S.

(Luminator, Twin Vision), Germany (LAWO), Denmark (Focon Electronic Systems A/

) and Mobitec, Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Sweden, India (Mobitec), and China. LTG

is a leading manufacturer and integrator of LED-based display and lighting technology,

providing integrated LED-based systems to a wide range of customers in the bus,

rail and aircraft transportation segments. Our Luminator, Twin Vision, and Mobitec

products include destination signage, integrated communication systems designed for

passenger information, safety and entertainment, and architecturally customized interior

lighting. Additionally, we make exterior navigation lights and searchlights including

interior signage for aerospace.

Luminator is a Plano, Texas based manufacturing and engineering company.



The successful Purchasing Agent candidate must have development experience with in

the following areas:



· Assists in identifying, assessing, negotiating, awarding and managing suppliers

and procurement agreements. Assesses suppliers on a global landscape to

recommend best sourcing.

· Provides cost estimates for purchasing requests in a timely mannerof goods and

services as it relates to the components or finished goods efficiently with accuracy and

quality to meet manufacturing and product management requirements..

· Communicates with suppliers, discussing quotes and price increases, negotiating

rates, and evaluating service and quality.

· Participates on cost reduction projects and conducts monthly cost reduction and

value analysis. Reviews quotes and recommends sourcing decisions to assist with and

ensure supplier selection aligns with cost reductions, quality improvements and delivery

requirements.

· Reviews purchase order acknowledgements and updates pricing and delivery

dates in ERP system. Provides quantities required during parts shortages to ensure

sourcing needs are addressed.

· Conducts purchasing activities aligned with the supply chain philosophy and

strategy, executing and supporting sourcing projects through selected and approved

suppliers.

· Recognizes, understands and addresses sourcing problems in a proactive

manner. Meets with suppliers to understand and resolve issues in a timely manner,

reducing impact on operations and sourcing needs.

· Familiarity with supplier input requirements (3D models, Artworks, Drill files,

Assembly drawings. Etc.) per the applicable commodity.

· Knowledge and understanding of basic procurement law and ensure that

organizational procurement policies and procedures are followed.

· Working knowledge of industry standards and requirements.

The successful candidate must have the following skills:



· Must be able to handle fast paced environment and manage multiple projects and

suppliers simultaneously without affecting work quality or attention to detail.

· Proficient computer skills required, including prior work experience with ERP

systems.

· The ability to deal professionally in all situations (vendor, customer, team,

department, and company) with a positive, helpful attitude

· Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

· Excellent verbal and written communication (this includes the ability to interpret

information, identify and restate needs, present solutions, and provide information pro-
actively)



The successful candidate must have the following education and related experience:



· Requirements for this position are a minimum of 5 years purchasing experience.

· A Bachelors Degree is Preferred.

· CPIM or CPM certification is encouraged.

· Familiar with lean manufacturing, JIT, MRP and Kan-Ban is desired.



Luminator is a progressive company that offers a full benefit package and competitive

salary. If you meet the above requirements, please submit a cover letter, resume

and salary requirements to

 HR@Luminatorusa.com