Procurement Manager

Operations · Mohnton, Pennsylvania
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

WHAT YOU’LL DO 

It takes a lot of parts and pieces to create a gravity-defying product! As our Procurement Manager, you’ll play air traffic controller with all the components needed to build Seakeepers by proactively working with our supply partners to ensure our material delivers as-scheduled and creatively solve supply issues to ensure an uninterrupted production flow. You’ll be the go-to person to get a quick answer on delivery statuses and keep your finger on the pulse of our supply chain. You’ll build relationships with our existing supply partners and work closely with them to communicate inventory needs and maintain Seakeeper’s cost positions. You’ll make an immediate impact at Seakeeper and support our operations team by:  

 

  • Direct all purchasing, sourcing and inventory as it pertains to purchased Seakeeper parts 
  • Optimize working capital by ensuring schedules are adjusted to meet build schedules and inventory targets 
  • Manage inbound inventory by tracking order acknowledgements, proactively following up with delayed shipments and communicating failures for written purchase orders 
  • Strategize cost reduction, component improvement and supplier expansion decisions 
  • Manage total costs for delivered product, including freight and packaging 
  • Proactively identify and report shortage risks 
  • Review Engineering Change Notifications and ensure supply is aligned to avoid waste and off-cycle changes 
  • Anticipate, communicate and execute major supply chain changes throughout the organization, including adjustments to the Bill of Material 
  • Negotiate and execute initiatives with current suppliers including volume discounts, process improvements, payment terms and customer service 
  • Build relationships with Seakeeper’s existing supply partner network and identify/qualify potential new supply partners 
  • Track supply partner performance for on time delivery 

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED 

Do you have a positive attitude, an eagerness to learn and the ability to hustle in a fast-paced environment? Then Seakeeper is the place for you! Here are a few other things you’ll need to succeed. 

 

MUST-HAVES 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 
  • 5-10 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management 
  • Ferocious attention to detail and “won’t take no for an answer” attitude 
  • Passion for working with people and getting a good deal 
  • Be professional, responsive, resourceful, flexible and well-organized 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Be self-motivated with superior time management, multitasking, organizational and prioritization skills 
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office products 
  • Be results driven and of unquestionable integrity 

 

NICE-TO-HAVES 

  • Purchasing experience in machining, forging and/or casting 
  • Six sigma or lean manufacturing certifications 
  • Experience working with NetSuite 

 

MORE DETAILS YOU’LL WANT TO KNOW 

  • Although you’ll be based in our Mohnton, PA location, you’ll have the opportunity to work from your home office most of the time, if you choose 
  • Reports to the Director of Operations, also based in Mohnton, PA 
  • You will have two direct reports, with an opportunity to grow the team in the future 
  • You’ll regularly work with the finance and leadership teams, reporting cash flow estimates and giving other updates 
  • Travel up to 25% of the time (following COVID-19 travel restrictions) mostly visiting our supply partners 
  • On-the-job training will be provided (we will help you become the Seakeeper expert!) 

 

YOUR TEAM 

Our Procurement team is nestled within our Operations department. It is a small, but mighty team that keeps the manufacturing engine of Seakeeper running. With cross-department collaboration and interaction with external partners, you’ll gain knowledge across the various areas of company, so you’ll be able to own your role and bring new ideas to the table to improve processes and results. 

 

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT HERE 

It’s true that we make extraordinary products, but our favorite part about Seakeeper is our people! We believe in participative leadership. That means you have the freedom to make a difference and contribute to the larger goal, regardless of your position. Great ideas can strike at any moment, and when you have one, you’re empowered to speak up! 

We are constantly pushing (or crushing) boundaries. Stagnant or bored are about as opposite from Seakeeper as you can get! We move quick and if there is something that can be improved upon, we jump on it.  

 

WHO WE ARE 

71% of our Earth is covered by water and we want everyone to make the most of it. That’s why we are committed to creating products that transform the boating experience with an organization that employees want to work for, customers want to buy from, and vendors want to partner with. Our gyro stabilizers eliminate boat roll and create a land-like experience on the water. We defy gravity and completely change the way people spend time on the water. 

 

We started the company 12 years ago, and now 50% of the boats built annually in our core market are Seakeeper equipped. With our recent introduction of smaller units that are ideal for boats as small as 23 feet, there is a long road of growth ahead!  

 

Ready for a new challenge in a fast-paced environment? Want to help us disrupt an industry? Come on and apply, we are ready for you! 

 

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  • Location
    Mohnton, Pennsylvania
  • Department
    Operations
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor