Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Purchasing Manager

Luminator is part of the Luminator Technology Group, a $130M global business with operations

in the U.S. (Luminator, Twin Vision), Germany (LAWO), Denmark (Focon Electronic Systems

A/S), Australia, Brazil, Singapore, 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 aerospace 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 for aerospace applications.

Our Luminator Plano, Texas operation currently has a position opening for Purchasing Manager.

The successful candidate must have experience in the following areas:

International purchasing experience, including selection and development of low cost countries’


Fully knowledgeable of all aspects of a world class, global procurement function,

Excellent working knowledge across a wide section of commodities.

Demonstrated ability to effectively institute and maintain cost reduction programs,

·       Develop a procurement strategy that promotes positive strategic supplier relationships that

add value to products or services,

Experience instituting Lean concepts through the supply chain, specifically Kanban programs,

·       Working with Engineering, Program Management and Suppliers to meet product

development milestones and costs,

·       Develop market intelligence and trend analyses for major commodities and develop action

plans for implementing strategic opportunities and mitigating market risks,

·       Coordinate internally vendor quality ratings, supplier credit ratings, strategic raw material

development, purchasing contracts, financial analysis (including terms, letters of credit and

consignment options), supply chain strategies in new or expanding regions/markets, and contract


·       Develop metrics to monitor and improve Purchasing performance,

Hands-on manager capable of handling multiple priorities,

Ability to deal effectively with people throughout the organization and throughout the supply


Excellent written and verbal communication skills,

Excellent computer skills:  Microsoft Office, Crystal Reports, AS400

ISM or APICS certification a plus

Domestic and international travel required.

Education and Experience:

Degree required in business or engineering (advanced degree/MBA would be preferred). The

successful candidate should have a minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience in purchasing and/

or supply chain management within a well regarded global industrial company, preferably in a

manufacturing/engineering oriented industry.

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

 If you meet the above requirements for this position, please submit a cover letter along with an

attached resume (word document) and salary requirements to