Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager
Luminator Technology Group (LTG) is a $230M 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 and
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' suppliers,
Fully knowledgeable of all aspects of a world class, global procurement
Excellent working knowledge across a wide cross-section of commodities.
Demonstrated ability to effectively institute and maintain cost reduction
· Develop a procurement strategy that promotes positive strategic
supplier relationships that adds 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, costs, and productivity issues.
· 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 manufacturing
· 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 base,
Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office, Crystal Reports, AS400
ISM or APICS certification a plus
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 and salary
requirements to